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Thursday 31 March 2022

Burns and Burn Injury Q 40

The nurse is conducting a home safety class. It is most important for the nurse to include which information in the teaching plan?
    A. Have chimneys swept every 2 years.
    B. Keep a smoke detector in each bedroom.
    C. Use space heaters instead of gas heaters.
    D. Use carbon monoxide detectors only in the garage.

Correct Answer: B. Keep a smoke detector in each bedroom.

Everyone should use smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in their home environment (just not in a garage). Recommendations are that each bedroom has a separate smoke detector. Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.

Option A: If there is a fireplace, make sure the chimney is checked and cleaned by a professional once a year. Use a metal or glass screen that is large enough to prevent escaping embers. Make sure home heating sources are clean and in working order. Many home fires are started by poorly maintained furnaces or stoves, cracked or rusted furnace parts, or chimneys with creosote buildup.
Option C: Space heaters can be a cause of fire if clothing, bedding, and other flammable objects are nearby. Make sure to always keep anything that gives off heat at least 3 feet away from flammable materials or items. Heating equipment, like space heaters, are involved in 1 of every 6 home fires. Furthermore, 1 in every 5 home fire deaths and half of all fires caused by home heating occur between December and February.
Option D: Carbon monoxide detectors should also be placed inside the house, not only in the garage. A person can be poisoned by a small amount of CO over a longer period of time or by a large amount of CO over a shorter amount of time.

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