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Module 7: PROVIDING SAFE AND EFFECTIVE CARE

Meeting Basic Needs

As a Respite Care Provider, one of your responsibilities will be attending to the basic needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Activities such as eating, dressing, bathing and toileting can present special problems. 
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Back Safety

YOUR BACK / THE SPINE

Purpose
  • Your back maintains you in a stable upright position
  • Your back helps you to be mobile
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Fire Safety

Three elements that must be present for a fire to occur:
  • Oxygen (more properly, an oxidizing agent)
  • Fuel (a reducing agent)
  • Heat
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Blood Borne Pathogens

How do infections occur?
In order for an infection to occur, the following must be present:
  • A pathogen (germ)
  • A large amount of the pathogen (germ)
  • A susceptible person (host)
  • An entry site (where the germ gets in)
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