Safety is a primary concern for nurses. Many medical devices are technology-driven and teaching homebound patients to use their devices safely during a power outage is of primary importance.
Search the Internet for information related to the safety aspects of home use CPAP machine. For example, the FDA has a website that prepares home users for safe use of medical devices during a power outage: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/HomeHealthandConsumer/UCM252812.pdf
In a 3- to 4-page essay, post your response to the following:
- Describe how informatics technology is used in CPAP devices.
- Formulate a teaching plan/outline of how you would demonstrate safe usage of the CPAP machine.
- Explain the importance for patients to understand the safety of CPAP machine they use in case of a power outage.