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INITIATION OF OXYGEN THERAPY VIA VENTURI MASK

Student Name: __________________________________________  

PROCEDURE

Satisfactory

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1.

Verifies physician’s order in the patient’s chart

2.

Assembles equipment and checks its operation

a.

PPE

b.

Oxygen source

c.

Flow meter

d.

Air entrainment (venturi) mask

e.

Bubble humidifier

20.

Introduces self to patient, verifies the patient’s identity, identifies the patient’s learning needs, and explains the procedure in terms the patient/family can understand

5.

Washes hands using the appropriate hand-hygiene procedure and initiates standard and/or transmission based precautions

6.

Plugs the flowmeter into the oxygen source, attaches humidifier to flowmeter, attaches venturi mask assembly to the humidifier using the appropriate FiO2 attachment/setting.  (attaches label with liter flow noted on the humidifier if this option is used)

Note: Bubble humidifiers may not be utilized with the 24% and 28% venturi mask due to back pressure created by the venturi-adaptor.  Additional humidification may be provided with the venturi mask by utilizing the aerosol adaptor - the adaptor is to be placed on the venturi mask’s FiO2 attachment through which a large volume nebulizer provides the humidification

7.

Checks operation of humidifier and safety pop-off by turning on the oxygen flow and then pinching the oxygen tubing until the pop-off is activated then releasing

8.

Places the venturi mask on the patient's face and adjusts the straps for a proper fit;  avoiding too much pressure on the patient's facial tissue

9.

Places the venturi mask on the patient's face and adjusts the straps for a proper fit;  avoiding too much pressure on the patient's facial tissue

10.

Educates the patient in regards to oxygen therapy and the associated fire hazards

11.

Places the "no smoking" sign in a visible place at eye level.

12.

Correctly removes and disposes of PPE and washes hands

13.

Ensures the safety and comfort of the patient before leaving patient's room

14.

Records relevant data in patient chart and appropriate departmental records, and communicates pertinent  information regarding patient’s clinical status to appropriate members of the heath care team

      

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