MODULE 6.docx - MODULE 6 SAFETY AND INFECTION CONTROL 1 Which event would require a nurse to complete and file an incident report A client has a seizure

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MODULE 6: SAFETY AND INFECTION CONTROL 1. Which event would require a nurse to complete and file an incident report? A client has a seizure. The nurse determines that a client would benefit from the use of a walker to ambulate. The nurse, preparing an intravenous infusion, notes that the battery of an intravenous infusion pump is not working. When a visitor suddenly becomes weak and dizzy, the nurse checks the visitor’s blood pressure and takes the visitor to the emergency department for treatment. 2. A nurse, charting the administration of medications to an assigned client at 9 pm, notes that atenolol (Tenormin) was prescribed to be administered at 9 am instead of 9 pm. The nurse checks the client’s vital signs, completes an incident report, and calls the physician to report the error. The physician tells the nurse that an incident report is not needed but instructs her to monitor the client during the night for hypotension. What action should the nurse take? Notifying the nursing supervisor Tearing up and discarding the incident report Telling the physician that the error warrants the completion of an incident report Telling the nursing supervisor that the physician did not want an incident report completed and filed 3. Contact precautions are initiated for a client with methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. The nurse, providing instructions to a nursing assistant about caring for the client, tells the assistant: To transfer the client to a semiprivate room That gloves only are needed to care for the client To wear gloves and a gown when changing the client's bed linen. To wear a gown when caring for the client and remove the gown immediately after leaving the client’s room 4. A nurse hears someone calling, “Help! My bed is on fire!” On entering the room, the nurse finds a client trying to beat out the flames with a pillow. Place in order of priority the actions that the nurse should take: 1 Removing the client from the room 2 Pulling the nearest fire alarm 3 Running to get the nearest fire extinguisher 4 Closing the door to the room 5. The mother of a 3-year-old calls a neighbor who is a nurse and reports that her child just drank some window cleaner that had been stored in a cabinet. The nurse should instruct the mother to immediately: Call a poison control center Administer an excessive amount of fluids to induce vomiting Call an ambulance to bring the child to the emergency department Leave a message at the physician answering service about the incident 6. A hurricane is forecast to make landfall in 48 hours, and the staf of the emergency department of an area hospital is advised to prepare for causalities. Which action should the nurse manager who receives the telephone call regarding this warning take first?
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