Fire Safety R rescue Aalarm Ccontain Eextinguish or evacuate Ppull Aaim Ssqueeze Ssweep
Electrical Safety Extension Cords (must be approved by engineering) New Equipment (must be checked out by biomed and engineering) Personal Equipment (must be checked out by engineering)
Smoking Policy No smoking anywhere including in your car in the parking lot. This is a completely smoke free campus in compliance with Ark. Law.
Safety Codes Code Blue - Cardiopulmonary Arrest Code Red - Fire Code Pink - Infant Abduction Code Yellow I - Community Disaster Code Yellow II - Radiation Disaster Code Yellow III – Evacuation Code Yellow IV- Biological/chemical disaster Code Wind - Tornado Code 13 - All available male help Code Black - Hostage Situation Code CAT
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet What are MSDS sheets? Specific info about Chemicals Where are they located? Master File – ER Specific MSDS in work area
PARKING POLICY All Students are required to have a parking hang tag. These will be provided by your instructors. Please place the hang tag in the front window of your vehicle. Numbered parking hang tags are used to monitor our parking lots and notify you in case of an emergency.
Hand washing Gloves Red (contaminated trash)/Blue (linen) Bags Isolation Precautions Carts Latex Sensitivity/Allergy
Hand Washing Hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of infection. Even though Healthcare workers wear gloves, that does not take the place of hand washing. Hand washing should be done before and after wearing gloves, before and after patient contact, contact with your eyes nose and mouth, going to the restroom etc. Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 15 seconds.
Hand Washing The CDC recommends the use of alcohol foams or gels for up to 10 times or until hands become sticky with product in place of soap and water as long as hands or gloves are not visibly soiled. Exception to the rule: If the patient has Clostridium difficile (c-diff) you must wash your hands with soap and water. These spores are not killed by alcohol so DO NOT use alcohol
All linen once used goes into a blue bag as contaminated. All trash that is saturated to the point of dripping with blood and body fluids, (except for urine and feces unless there is visible blood) go into a red biohazard bag
All isolation trash goes into a red biohazard bag. All other trash goes into regular trash
Isolation Patient Patients that are in isolation should have a hanging cart of Personal Protective equipment on the door of their room (this is available from the materials management department). There should be a sign telling you the type of isolation and the type of PPE needed
Patient Rights Considerate & Respectful care Information/Collaboration Refuse treatment Called the name of their choice Wear personal clothes, jewelry, etc. Confidentiality/Privacy Pain assessment & intervention
It is the right thing to do. Abuse Reporting Linda Blasingame, RN
Abuse Investigation Complaint of abuse by an employee, another patient, etc. Notify charge nurse or supervisor immediately Patient must be moved to safe environment Investigation started by manager/administration
Abuse Reporting - It’s the law Child Abuse 1-800-482-5964 Child Protective Services Elderly Abuse 1-800-482-8049 Adult Protective Services Spousal or Partner Abuse 911 or county sheriff in county the abuse occurred in
Abuse Reporting Reporting within the hospital: Emergency Dept Physician or ER Nurse Your responsible to report any suspected abuse or neglect to your manager. Dept Manager on duty Case Management Nursing Supervisor
Signs of Elder/Dependent Abuse Unexplained injuries Fractures Welts/bruises Lacerations Punctures Burns Injuries due to lack of supervision Unexplained inability to pay bills, purchase food, etc. Anxiety/depress ion Reluctance to answer questions Inadequate clothing Lack of medication
Signs of Child Abuse Unexplained injuries Bruises and welts Burns Fractures Human bites Hair pulls/bald spots Head trauma Sexual molestation Suicide attempts Fearful, withdrawn Declining school performance Running away from home
Signs of Domestic Abuse Unexplained injuries Fractures Welts/bruises Lacerations Punctures Burns Injuries present in various healing stages History of seeking treatment in different places from different providers Poor self esteem Depression Anxious to explain away injuries Does not want to answer questions
Behaviors of the Abuser Controlling Refuses tests/treatment s for the patient Blames others for the abuse May attempt to take patient away before treatment is complete Easily Angered Overly concerned Refuses to leave patient alone
What if you suspect abuse? Notify your supervisor or the house supervisor. (DO NOT CONFRONT THE SUSPECTED ABUSER) Call the appropriate authority (Child Protective Service, Adult Protective Services, or Sheriff office) this is an anonymous call. If you are the one being abused GET HELP call the crisis center or one of these other numbers for information and direction on how to get help and get out.
ABUSE REPORTING It is mandatory for licensed staff And Morally correct for all.
General information Cultural competency- covered by Tech instructors Computer user rights and responsibilities- pick up form from Tech instructors to sign and return. Complete final test that is required and turn in.