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Question:

Which of the following is not the nurse aid's responsibility for fire prevention measures?

A Taking cigarettes and matches away from all patients and visitors
Explaination

The nurse aide may not take away clients and visitors cigarettes or matches while smoking by them may not be appropriate. However, the nurse aide can certainly mark these actions to the charge nurse. The nurse aide should also be familiar with policies regarding smoking or smoking areas, to inform smokers if there are designated places. All staff must be aware of fire extinguisher locations and what to do in the event of a fire. Notifying the nurse or maintenance department of any damaged electrical wiring or sockets, as well as faulty electrical equipment can prevent a fire.