# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Task 1781492001

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify emergencies related to home heating equipment.

Definition

Identification should include
  • loss of heat due to equipment failure, power failure, or service disconnection
  • signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • risks involved with the use of heating devices (e.g., space heater, wood stove, fireplace, gas log).

Process/Skill Questions

  • How should a home health aide respond to heating equipment failure?
  • What are resources for obtaining fire and carbon monoxide warning devices?
  • How can a home health aide reduce the risk of injury to him/herself and his/her client when using home heating equipment?
  • Why is it important to have an evacuation plan in place?
  • What are guidelines to help prevent thermal injury?

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