I am a nursing student working on my bachelors and I work as a CNA on a subacute rehab unit. We have had a recent breakout of Scabies in a couple patients. We are acting prophylacticly and treating every patient on the unit with a shower and 1 topical treatment of cream followed by a second shower the next day. I told one of the patients that I needed to take her for a shower and then apply a cream to her body. When she asked why, I told her there was a breakout of a rash in the facility. She asked what the rash is, and I proceeded to tell her Scabies. Immediately, 4 nurses jumped in and told me to not say anything more and that I cannot tell her what the outbreak is. Later, one of the nurses said I shouldn't talk to the patients about the showers. The way they reacted made me feel pretty incompetent and down about myself. Did I really do something wrong? Or am I allowed to tell the patient the name of the disease? In my head, the patient is being told they have to do something for a medical reason and then put a prescription medication all over their body. To me this sounds las though it is unethical to refuse to tell the patient what the prescription is for. In no way did I tell the patient who had confirmed scabies. Was I in the wrong for telling the patient? Should I have refused to tell her it's for scabies?