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Question:

A nursing aid is providing in-home care for a patient. Which of the following objects should be recognized as a potential fire hazard?

A A potholder left on the stovetop
Explaination

Nothing flammable should be on the stovetop. Moving these objects away from the stove is extremely important . It is easy to turn on the stove without realizing the potholder is there, causing a fire. A patient is in their own home, so there is nothing wrong with having a lighter out or an appliance left out. While a lamp left on overnight might be a potential energy wasting hazard, it is not a fire hazard.