Monday, October 09, 2006

Fire Safety


1. Fire Safety:
Know RACE:
Rescue: Move clients who are not ambulatory or are incapacitated. Move them horizontally, then vertically. Meaning move these patients from one end to the other first. If fire spreads, then move clients from one floor to another. Do not use elevator when there is fire.
Alert: Sound the alarm, call fire department
Confine: Close all windows & doors, Shut off O2 valves
Extinguish: Stop fire from spreading, use appropriate fire extinguisher.

2. Teach clients not to smoke while oxygen is in use, remove flammable liquids from the area, put up oxygen in use sign.

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