Ch 5: Safety & Security in Nursing

About This Chapter

Get a quality understanding of safety and security in nursing with help from engaging video and text lessons. Learn more about topics that include emergency response, environmental safety hazards and the best ways to handle biological materials.

Safety & Security in Nursing - Chapter Summary

One of the many responsibilities of nurses when caring for patients is ensuring their safety and security. Learn about the steps nurses can take to ensure their patients are always safe by reviewing this chapter's entertaining lessons. Expert instructors explore potential safety hazards, tips for preventing security issues and ways medical professions should respond to emergencies. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be prepared to:

  • Discuss environmental, individual, socioeconomic and cultural influences on a person's safety
  • Demonstrate how to identify environmental safety hazards
  • Identify and describe devices commonly used in nursing to promote safety
  • Explain how improving keyboard and mouse designs can reduce strain on a nurse's body
  • Describe how to properly, safely and legally use equipment, materials and chemicals
  • Share details about the emergency response plan and security plan used in medical environments
  • Showcase your understanding of safety in nursing via a case study

Access video and text lessons in this chapter anytime and watch or read them as frequently as needed to learn about safety and security in nursing at your own pace. Utilize timelines located below videos to revisit key concepts without watching them in full. Take advantage of short self-assessment quizzes that enable you to test your understanding of lesson concepts. A comprehensive chapter exam is also available to reinforce what you've learned.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Safety & Security in Nursing
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Influences on a Person's Safety: Individual, Environmental, Socioeconomic & Cultural

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.

Identifying Environmental Safety Hazards

2. Identifying Environmental Safety Hazards

In this lesson, we'll be learning about safety hazards in the nursing environment. By the end of this article, you'll be able to describe and provide examples of safety hazards in each of the following categories: physical and mechanical, thermal, chemical, radiation, and ecological.

Devices Used in Nursing to Promote Safety

3. 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.

Keyboard & Mouse Ergonomics: Definition & Concept

4. Keyboard & Mouse Ergonomics: Definition & Concept

When you work for long periods of time on your computer, this can put a strain on your body. Better designed peripherals can help reduce this strain. The field of ergonomics examines the interaction between humans and computers to improve the design of devices like keyboards and mice.

Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

5. Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

Working in a laboratory requires careful attention, both for safety and successful completion of tasks. Learn about the many ways biological and chemical substances need to be properly prepared, identified, stored, dispensed, and disposed of.

Emergency Response & Security Plans in Medical Environments

6. Emergency Response & Security Plans in Medical Environments

Have you ever wondered how healthcare professionals expertly respond to emergencies? Read further to understand what happens behind the scenes in a medical environment during a crisis situation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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