Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Potential Hazardous Item

Practice Box – Potentially hazardous items may include, but are not limited to:
(Bennett, Daly, Kirkwood, McKain & Swope., 2006)
  • clothing (e.g. belts, shoelaces)
  • cords
  • lighters
  • linens
  • medications
  • other equipment
  • oxygen therapy devices and tubing
  • plastic bags
  • sharp or glass objects
  • toxic substances

Type IV Evidence


Addiction and Mental Health
Assessment and Care of Adults at Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour
Point of Care Resources