# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Task 1781492003

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify responses to home plumbing emergencies.

Definition

Identification should include
  • indicators of plumbing problems
  • strategies for avoiding plumbing problems
  • ways to turn off water supply (e.g., turning off valves under fixtures and/or in basement, locating and turning off water pump breaker)
  • use of a plunger
  • use of drain-cleaner products
  • notification of the responsible party (e.g., client, family member, agency)
  • ways to contact the utility company.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important for a home health aide to know how to deal with plumbing emergencies?
  • How can a home health aide distinguish among various plumbing emergencies and decide on the appropriate response?
  • What precautions are necessary when using drain-cleaner products?

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Home Health Aide