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You are unable to clean up a substantially large spill on the floor by yourself. You have already notified someone that you need help. What can you do while you’re waiting for assistant to arrive?

A You should block off the spill area from any foot traffic.

At once, you must block the area off, if you are faced with a spill that you are unable to clean up without further help or equipment, so that others are not in danger of slipping and falling. Keeping the patients in their rooms is not a practical option and placing towels can make it even more slippery and dangerous. Involving other vulnerable patients is not a safe option.