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Mac’s Safety Space: Electric blankets in patient care occupied rooms

Hospital Safety Insider, March 17, 2011

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Q: At my hospital, we do not allow electric blankets in patient rooms. Several Charge Nurse’s did ask where the reference was located regarding this issue. I could not find in anything referenced in The Joint Commission standards or in NFPA 101 LSC that referenced the use of electric blankets. Obviously, there is referenced information on prohibited use of electric space heaters. So can electric blankets be used in patient care occupied rooms?

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