I need help with this kaplan question???

  1. please help me with this question. i know the answer, but i need to know why it's correct and why the other answers aren't.

    a patient is admitted in sickle cell crisis. the nurse should assign this patient to a room with a patient:

    1. with type ii diabetes being treated for foot ulcers.
    2. admitted yesterday w/ a uti that is receiving iv fluids.
    3. admitted today to r/o multiple sclerosis.
    4. who had an ileostomy performed 2 days ago for ulcerative colitis.

    3. is correct

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  3. by   SerenityR.N.
    To rule out the other three I would say because of the risk for infection. Infection can put people with sickle cell anemia into crisis, which is what you are trying to treat. Hope this helps a little.
  4. by   Anjann
    My guess would have been #3 because it is the only patient who does not have an open wound/infection/exposure to the air and Sickle Cell patients are very immunocompromised.

    Also, when you get these kinds of questions, it's often said to look for the one answer that is different from the other 3, and that oftentimes is the correct answer.

    (I hope I answered this correctly!)
  5. by   suzy253
    I agree with the above r/t infection issue.
  6. by   Eager2bRN
    I must agree with the other responders. Risk for infection is the common thread in the other 3 patient situations.
  7. by   otan11
    you know that a patients with sickle cell crisis are prone to infection,think about the best outcome..