Respiratory Device Hapu Prevention

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Respiratory Device Hapu Prevention

Test your knowledge of the HAPU prevention strategies


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Respiratory devices such as NIV masks, nasal cannulas etc. can cause facial_______.
    • A. 

      Hair

    • B. 

      HAPU's

    • C. 

      Retained objects

    • D. 

      Beautification

  • 2. 
    Assess the facial skin where the  mask and straps are to be placed. Please note if skin was free of lesions in the Comments section. If a pressure ulcer is present, grade and document the ulcer stage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Wash the patients face with a mild soap and water where the mask is be placed.  Dry face completely with a towel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Apply Mepilex dressings to the skin where the NIV mask and straps make contact on the face – bilateral upper cheeks and nasal bridge. On the dressing, document the date it was applied and your initials
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If one of the dressings becomes accidentally removed, please replace all three bandages and document the reason why in the skin assessment comment section.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    After 48 hours of treatment, remove the dressings, assess the skin site, and clean with mild soap and water . Apply new dressing, date and chart in Cerner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Assessment/application of the Mepilex dressing is to be performed once each nursing shift (a.m. and p.m.). Document your assessment and/or Mepilex Border Lite dressing application.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When a patient arrives with an oxygen nasal cannula at Torrance Memorial we will exchange it for our soft cannula to prevent possible pressure sores.
    • A. 

      True. This applies to walk-in patients and patients arriving by EMS.

    • B. 

      False. HAPU occurrences are not something to worry about.

    • C. 

      False. Pressure sore are acceptable at TMMC.

    • D. 

      False. It takes too much time to worry about patient safety.

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