General Safety Practices &
Procedures for Oxygen &
NATCEP Day Thirty-One
Identify modes of oxygen delivery
Identify safety precautions for oxygen use
Identify equipment conditions that could
jeopardize the use and application of
Discuss the role limits of NA and oxygen
Methods of Oxygen Delivery
Precautions for O2 safety
should be posted outside
Electrical equipment should be grounded.
Avoid the use of an electrical razor when
oxygen is in use.
Avoid static electricity as much as possible.
Report repair needs to the charge nurse
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
Describe the purpose of prosthetic
List examples of prosthetic devices
Discuss care of resident with prosthetics
Discuss ways to care for prosthetic
devices, including storage
◦ Replacement of a missing part by an artificial
◦ Artificial eyes
◦ Hearing Aids