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by rashmi rashmi (Member)

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Here is a problem

The nurse enters the room of a client wearing a scrub suit. The nurse is using the proper precautions if she is caring for which of the following clients?

1. A client with cancer complaining of a sore mouth.

2. A client with tuberculosis requiring administration of Rifampcin.

I got confused. Rational says No.1 needs standard precaution and No.2 needs airborne precaution. correct answer is 1.

What actually does scrub suit contains and why no.1 needs standard precautions? please help.

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Euphrosyne7 is a MSN, RN and specializes in ED/Psych.

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Hi:

My bet is that if the nurse were caring for a pt with TB, they should be wearing an N95 respirator mask so they would not enter a pt's room to give care without one.....which the nurse was clearly not wearing.

Further, the CA pt would only require the standard precautions as any other pt unless they were neutropenic at which time, they would usually be on reverse precautions.

Hope that helps.

Carla

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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Here is a problem

The nurse enters the room of a client wearing a scrub suit. The nurse is using the proper precautions if she is caring for which of the following clients?

1. A client with cancer complaining of a sore mouth.

2. A client with tuberculosis requiring administration of Rifampcin.

I got confused. Rational says No.1 needs standard precaution and No.2 needs airborne precaution. correct answer is 1.

What actually does scrub suit contains and why no.1 needs standard precautions? please help.

:monkeydance:

I would say that #1 is the answer, also because TB is an airborne disease which requires the mask and isolation. The key to this question is to rule out and the answer that does not fit is chosen whether you actually agree or not.

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txspadequeenRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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scrub suit= nurses normal everyday wear. you would not need anything other than standard precautions (hand washing ,gloves) to care for a patient with cancer . however, tb is airborne and requires more precautions. another note i do believe that it is against the tos to post any questions from the nclex..

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AnnieOaklyRN is a BSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in ED, Pedi Vasc access, Paramedic serving 6 towns.

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Standard precautions are the precauitions you use when treating a regular patient that does not require contact precations etc... In other words if I went to the ER for a lacceration or a sore throat the nurse would use standard precautions.

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Thanks for your help. I am planning to take the exam soon.

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scrub suit= nurses normal everyday wear. you would not need anything other than standard precautions (hand washing ,gloves) to care for a patient with cancer . however, tb is airborne and requires more precautions. another note i do believe that it is against the tos to post any questions from the nclex..

this is actually a question from kaplan's practice test questions (i had the exact same one) not from actual nclex because i wondered what a "scrub suit" was too.....it was a new term that i hadn't remembered seeing when learning precautions.

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