What interventions can the nurse use to assess for and minimize the risk of aspiration?
PREVENTION OF ASPIRATION DURING HAND FEEDING:
- Sit the person upright in a chair; if confined to bed, elevate the backrest to a 90-degree angle.
- Implement postural changes that improve swallowing.
- Adjust rate of feeding and size of bites to the person’s tolerance; avoid rushed or forced feeding.
What is the difference between partial and complete choking?
Partial airway obstructions allow some air to pass. You can still breathe with a partial airway obstruction, but it’s difficult. Complete airway obstructions don’t allow any air to pass. You can’t breathe if you have a complete airway obstruction.
What are the 4 C’s of first aid?
The PedFACTs course also covers the “4Cs of Pediatric First Aid” help focus providers on the steps they need to take to safely manage emergencies: Check, Call, Care, and Complete.
What are the 4 basic life saving steps?
Here, we’re going to take a look at each of these six life-saving steps:
- Step 1: Identify and mitigate potential dangers.
- Step 2: Call for help.
- Step 3: Check for a response.
- Step 4: Check the casualty’s airway.
- Step 5: Check the casualty is breathing.
- Step 6: Check the casualty’s circulation.
What are the 7 life saving steps?
Terms in this set (7)
- Check to see if the victim is conscious. To do so:
- Check for breathing and heartbeat. Look for rise and fall of the victim’s chest.
- Check for bleeding.
- Check for the following signs of shock:
- Check for fractures (broken bones).
- Check for burns.
- Check for head injury.
What are the five steps to assess and respond to an emergency situation?
What are the steps in assessing an emergency situation?
- Assess the Situation. The first thing you should do is assess the situation.
- Get Help. The first step to establishing some sort of leadership is to shout out or signal for help.
- Assess the Environment. The initial recon should be of the area, not the people involved.
- Triage: Assess the Injured.
- Know Your Limits.
How do you assess situations?
- Notice an occurrence out of the ordinary.
- Decide “in your gut” that something is amiss or unacceptable.
- Ask yourself, “Could I play a role here?” If no one intervenes, what will likely happen?
- Assess your options for giving help. (
- Determine the potential risks of taking action.
- Decide whether to act – now or later.