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Safety for Nurses - Chapter Summary
Enjoy exclusive access to online lessons you can view anytime to improve your understanding of safety for nurses. Top instructors present the lessons in a fun and informative manner that keeps you engaged. Review them to learn more about the promotion of safety and potential risk hazards in the healthcare environment. When finished with this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe individual, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural influences on safety
- Identify physical and mechanical hazards found in the healthcare setting
- List different ecological hazards that exist in the healthcare setting
- Pinpoint radiation and thermal hazards that could exist in a healthcare environment
- Discuss the use of bed rails, restraints and other devices used in nursing to promote safety
This chapter enables you to choose the lessons you want to view and navigate them in your preferred sequence. Use these lessons to maximize your understanding of safety for nurses. If you develop lesson topic questions during your review of this chapter, feel free to send them to our experts. When ready, test your knowledge by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam.
1. Influences on a Person's Safety: Individual, Environmental, Socioeconomic & Cultural
In this lesson, we discuss some of the various factors that influence a person's safety, including individual, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural factors.
2. How to Identify Physical & Mechanical Hazards
We are going to learn how to identify potential physical and mechanical hazards that exist in the healthcare setting. This lesson presents examples of possible hazards and explains why they may be hazardous.
3. How to Identify Ecological Hazards
This lesson explains the term ecological hazard. Next, we will look at different types of ecological hazards and why they are hazardous. Finally, we will highlight places in healthcare facilities where hazards exist.
4. How to Identify Thermal & Radiation Hazards
This lesson is going to cover the identification of thermal and radiation hazards that may appear in the healthcare environment. We will look at examples of each category of hazard as well.
5. Devices Used in Nursing to Promote Safety
Creating a safe environment that limits the risk of patient falls and injuries is a top priority for anyone in the nursing profession. In this lesson, you'll learn about the use of mobility devices, bed rails, and restraints to promote patient safety.
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- Communication in Nursing
- Basic Hygiene for Nurses
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- Patient Injuries & Infections
- Emergency Situations in Nursing
- Emergency Care & Procedures
- Personal Care in Nursing
- Circulation & Skin Integrity Concerns in Nursing
- Nutrition Basics for Nurses
- Understanding Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in Nursing
- Understanding Rest & Sleep in Nursing
- Elimination Overview for Nurses
- Assistive Devices & Mobility
- Psychosocial Concerns in Nursing
- Physical Assessment Techniques
- Physical Impairments
- Understanding Pain & Pain Management in Nursing
- Mental Health Concepts
- The Aging Process
- End of Life Care