Oxygen Tank Safety 2010

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Schrojan
S
Schrojan
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 366
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 366

SettingsSettingsSettings
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

    Correct Answer
    B. Respiratory Therapy
    Explanation
    Respiratory Therapy is the correct answer because they are the healthcare professionals who specialize in the treatment and management of respiratory conditions. They have the necessary knowledge and training to handle and move oxygen tanks safely. Other staff members may not have the expertise required to handle oxygen tanks properly, and volunteers are unlikely to have the necessary training and qualifications.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Oxygen tanks are what color_______________.

    Correct Answer
    green
    Explanation
    Oxygen tanks are typically colored green. This color is used to easily identify and distinguish them from other types of gas tanks. Additionally, the green color is often associated with safety and is easily recognizable in emergency situations where oxygen supply is crucial.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Oxygen tanks must be stored in what position?

    • A.

      Upright

    • B.

      On the side unsecured

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Upright
    Explanation
    Oxygen tanks must be stored upright to ensure their safety and proper functioning. Storing them in any other position, such as on the side unsecured or in any other way, can pose a significant risk. Storing oxygen tanks upright helps prevent leaks, allows for easier access, and reduces the chances of damage or accidents.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Pick up the tank, find and return the tank to it's holder.
    Explanation
    If you find an unsecured tank, the best course of action is to pick it up and return it to its holder. This ensures that the tank is properly secured and reduces the risk of any accidents or injuries that may occur if the tank is left unattended. By taking responsibility and returning the tank, you are contributing to a safe environment for everyone involved.

    Rate this question:

  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Find a different wheelchair with a full tank and move your patient to that chair.
    Explanation
    In this situation, it is important to prioritize the patient's safety and well-being. Since the wheelchair has an empty oxygen tank, it is necessary to find a different wheelchair with a full tank. Moving the patient to the chair with a full tank ensures that they continue to receive the necessary oxygen support during transportation. Using a tank from a patient cart in the ER or hoping there's just enough oxygen is not a reliable or safe solution. Switching the chair is the most appropriate action to take in this scenario.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    A tank has been left unsecured and falls over.  The tank or neck is fractured, what is the risk? 

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. It may turn into a missile.
    Explanation
    If a tank is left unsecured and falls over, there is a risk that it may turn into a missile. This means that the tank can be propelled with force and cause damage or injury if it hits something or someone. The tank's weight and momentum can make it dangerous and unpredictable when it falls over, potentially causing harm to its surroundings.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    True or False: Using petroleum based products such as Vaseline, vicks and chapstick around the nose while on O2 is safe__________________.

    Correct Answer
    false
    Explanation
    Using petroleum based products such as Vaseline, vicks, and chapstick around the nose while on O2 is not safe. Petroleum based products are highly flammable and can increase the risk of fire when in contact with oxygen. Oxygen supports combustion, and any spark or heat source near petroleum based products can lead to a dangerous fire hazard. Therefore, it is important to avoid using such products when using oxygen therapy.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Keep all oxygen equipment at least __________feet away from any type of open flame and avoid uusing appliances that produce sparks.

    Correct Answer
    15
    Explanation
    To ensure safety, it is important to keep all oxygen equipment at least 15 feet away from any type of open flame. This is because oxygen supports combustion and can cause a fire to spread rapidly. Additionally, it is advised to avoid using appliances that produce sparks in the vicinity of oxygen equipment to prevent any potential ignition.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    True or False: It's ok to store a tank in a closet______________.

    Correct Answer
    false
    Explanation
    Storing a tank in a closet is not okay because it can pose serious safety risks. Tanks, such as propane or gas tanks, can be highly flammable and storing them in a confined space like a closet can increase the chances of a fire or explosion. Additionally, tanks may also emit toxic fumes that can be harmful if inhaled in an enclosed area. It is important to store tanks in well-ventilated areas, away from any potential ignition sources, and following the manufacturer's guidelines for safe storage.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options are correct because OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), state inspectors, and JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) have the authority to give a hospital a deficiency or fine if they find an unsecured tank during a site visit. OSHA is responsible for ensuring workplace safety, state inspectors enforce state regulations, and JCAHO assesses and accredits healthcare organizations. Therefore, any of these agencies can take action if they find a violation.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 21, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Jun 10, 2010
    Quiz Created by
    Schrojan
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.