Oxygen Tank Safety 2010

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Oxygen Quizzes & Trivia

Mandatory safety quiz for Sanford Luverne Hospital regarding ongoing oxygen tank safety issues.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who in our hospital can change or move oxygen tanks?
    • A. 

      A staff member that is transporting a patient.

    • B. 

      Respiratory Therapy

    • C. 

      Maintenance

    • D. 

      Volunteers

  • 2. 
    Oxygen tanks are what color_______________.
  • 3. 
    Oxygen tanks must be stored in what position?
    • A. 

      Upright

    • B. 

      On the side unsecured

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      Both

  • 4. 
    What should you do if you find an unsecured tank?
    • A. 

      Hope Respiratory is here but If they are not in house, leave them a note.

    • B. 

      Pick up the tank, find and return the tank to it's holder.

    • C. 

      Call Respiratory at 319 and leave a message.

    • D. 

      Pretend you didn't see it. The next person that sees it will handle it

  • 5. 
    The wheelchair you just put your patient in has an empty O2 tank, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Find a chair with a full tank and switch it.

    • B. 

      Use a tank from a patient cart in the ER

    • C. 

      Find a different wheelchair with a full tank and move your patient to that chair.

    • D. 

      Hope there's just enough O2 to get the patient transferred.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The tanks are designed not to fracture.

    • B. 

      It may turn into a missile.

    • C. 

      It may crack and the oxygen tank will leak out.

    • D. 

      It may crack and the oxygen will leak causing a fire.

  • 7. 
    True or False: Using petroleum based products such as Vaseline, vicks and chapstick around the nose while on O2 is safe__________________.
  • 8. 
    Keep all oxygen equipment at least __________feet away from any type of open flame and avoid uusing appliances that produce sparks.
  • 9. 
    True or False: It's ok to store a tank in a closet______________.
  • 10. 
    What agency will give the hospital a deficiency or fine if they find an unsecured tank on a site visit?
    • A. 

      OSHA

    • B. 

      The state inspectors

    • C. 

      JCAHO

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B