General Safety Practices &
Procedures for Oxygen &
Oxygen Equipment

NATCEP Day Thirty-One
Identify modes of oxygen delivery
 Identify safety precautions for oxygen use
 Identify equipment conditions that could
...
Cannula
 Mask
 Tracheotomy Mask
 Wall Unit
 Oxygen Tank
 Oxygen Cylinder
 Oxygen Concentrator


Methods of Oxygen D...
Precautions for O2 safety
should be posted outside
room
 No SMOKING
 Electrical equipment should be grounded.
 Avoid th...
Container secured?
 Fittings tight?
 Pressure gauge
functioning?


Equipment Considerations
Slid
e5
Report repair needs to the charge nurse
immediately
 Report to the nurse if the resident is using
the oxygen improperly.
...
Prosthetic Devices

NATCEP Day Thirty-One
Describe the purpose of prosthetic
devices
 List examples of prosthetic devices
available
 Discuss care of resident with...


Purpose
◦ Replacement of a missing part by an artificial
substitute



Examples
◦ Artificial eyes
◦ Limbs
◦ Hearing Ai...
Prosthetics
Check plan of care
 Follow the directions of the nurse before
assisting with prosthetic devices


Care Provided?


Storage
◦ Label properly
◦ Stored according to facility procedures



Cleaning
◦ According to facility procedures or
m...
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Natcep day 31

  1. 1. General Safety Practices & Procedures for Oxygen & Oxygen Equipment NATCEP Day Thirty-One
  2. 2. Identify modes of oxygen delivery  Identify safety precautions for oxygen use  Identify equipment conditions that could jeopardize the use and application of oxygen  Discuss the role limits of NA and oxygen setup  Objectives Slid e2
  3. 3. Cannula  Mask  Tracheotomy Mask  Wall Unit  Oxygen Tank  Oxygen Cylinder  Oxygen Concentrator  Methods of Oxygen Delivery Slid e3
  4. 4. Precautions for O2 safety should be posted outside room  No SMOKING  Electrical equipment should be grounded.  Avoid the use of an electrical razor when oxygen is in use.  Avoid static electricity as much as possible.  Proper Transportation  Safety Precautions Slid e4
  5. 5. Container secured?  Fittings tight?  Pressure gauge functioning?  Equipment Considerations Slid e5
  6. 6. Report repair needs to the charge nurse immediately  Report to the nurse if the resident is using the oxygen improperly.  Oxygen tubing may be a fall and strangulation risk – keep off the floor.  Nurse adjusts settings for oxygen flow.  The STNA’s Role Slid e6
  7. 7. Prosthetic Devices NATCEP Day Thirty-One
  8. 8. Describe the purpose of prosthetic devices  List examples of prosthetic devices available  Discuss care of resident with prosthetics  Discuss ways to care for prosthetic devices, including storage  Objectives
  9. 9.  Purpose ◦ Replacement of a missing part by an artificial substitute  Examples ◦ Artificial eyes ◦ Limbs ◦ Hearing Aids Prosthetic Devices
  10. 10. Prosthetics
  11. 11. Check plan of care  Follow the directions of the nurse before assisting with prosthetic devices  Care Provided?
  12. 12.  Storage ◦ Label properly ◦ Stored according to facility procedures  Cleaning ◦ According to facility procedures or manufacturer’s instructions Caring for Prosthetic Devices

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