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20. Other Safety Measures for Preventing Accidental Burn Injury

a. Home Health Aides are not permitted to smoke in clients' homes. Make sure ashtrays used by clients or guests are wet thoroughly with water before emptying and cleaning.

b. Keep matches away from heat sources such as ranges or heaters.

c. Do not use multiple electrical attachment plugs, and avoid use of long extension cords.

d. Do not run extension cords under rugs, through doorways or partitions, or over hooks, radiators, heaters, pipes, or ducts.

e. If the family is using space heaters, select a safe location away from traffic, children, and flammable material

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