Bedside Safety Checks in the ICU

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What do you include in your bedside safety checks in the ICU? For example. Make sure there is suction, Ambu bag, check alarm parameters, etc

0.9%NormalSarah, ADN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 3 years experience. 242 Posts

Yes the things you mentioned for sure. I also check drips and follow all lines back to the source as well as make sure I have enough time on any drips and what rates they are running. I also make sure my vent tubing isn't in patient reach, check restraints if I have them, and make sure my bed alarm is on. If I have time right at that moment, I go ahead and do my head-to-toe assessment which would allow me to catch bleeding or unsafe things in the bed.