Hi! I have been lurking for eons and have found this site to be so hopeful!!
I am taking the NCLEX on July 1st and have been studying like crazy for the past month or so. I'm SO nervous!!
Anyway, I am wondering if you guys would help me with a dilemma?
I have been studying infection control from the CDC website because my friends that are taking the test as of recent have said there are tons of Q's on the NCLEX about it. I think I have confused myself.
Tell me if this is correct:
Droplet Precautions: Wear Mask
Airborne: N95 Mask
Contact: gloves and gown
This is what the CDC says....but for some reason I was thinking in droplet you had to wear mask, gloves, gown.....I am all confused!!! Can someone help me out?
Thank you and Good Luck to ALL of you taking the NCLEX!!!!!!!!
Jun 29, '09
RSV is under contact precautions though per Nclex.
contact:gown & gloves + private room or cohort client when coming in contact with pt.
rivate room or cohort client,use of mask, place mask on pt if leaving the room
airborn: single room negative pressure , door kept closed, ultra violet germicide irraidiation or high particulate air filter.mask or respiratory protection,mask on clientwhen leaving room.
I know you guys are post what the CD has but you need to go off of what is written in your nursing text books because the NCLEX IS NOT ALWAY UPDATED AS OFTEN AS WHAT OTHER AGENCIES ARE. If the CDC decided that this year we dont need to use gowns anymore for contact precautions, it would be the right answer on your NCLEX right now because NCLEX is normally 2 years behind on whatever new technology is out. There is some lag time on updated information. They have to test the Qs etc.They have to make sure that the information is universal and are being taught to everyone who will sit for the exam.Which is why nursing books are updated yearly. I do believe the last time they updated Nclex was in 2007.If I do recall NCLEX is about 2 years behind . So please follow your nursing books, not the CDC website.
Perfect example was when they changed universal precaution to STANDARD PRECAUTION. All of the books got updated and it didnt change on Nclex until a few years later. I remember them telling us that when we took our LPN.I hope this helps
Last edit by VinoLover2030 on Jun 29, '09
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