Which statement about environmental safety is accurate?
The nurse should advise clients in a smoke filled room to open the windows.
The first thing that the nurse should do when using a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire is to aim the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire.
Rapidly lift and move a client away from the source of the fire when their slippers are on fire.
The home health care nurse should advise the client that the best fire extinguisher to have in the home is an ABC fire extinguisher.
Correct Response: D
The home health care nurse should advise the client that the best fire extinguisher to have in the home is an ABC fire extinguisher because this one fire extinguisher is a combination of a type A fire extinguisher, a type B and a type C, which put out all types of fires including common household solids like wood, household oils like kitchen grease and electrical fires.
The nurse should advise the client GET LOW AND GO if a room fills with smoke. They should not take any time to open window.
The first thing to do when using a fire extinguisher is to pull the pin and then aim it at the base of the fire. Later, you would squeeze the trigger and sweep the spray over and over again over the base of the fire. The acronym PASS is used to remember these sequential steps.
When a person has clothing that has caught on fire, the person should STOP, DROP AND ROLL. Tell the person, to STOP, DROP, and to not run, and as you also cover the person with a blanket to smother the fire.