NCLEX Q about TB

  1. I had two questions from different nclex study books

    1. What do you need before you enter the private room of a patient with TB?
    a. gown
    b. gloves
    c. surgical mask
    d. n95 mask
    select all the above.. i chose a, b, and d. i got it wrong. the correct answer was only D

    other question from a different book

    1. What is required for safety precautions when entering a room of a patient with TB?

    a. gown, gloves, goggles, n95
    b. gown, gloves, n95
    c. gown, gloves, mask, goggles
    d. n95 mask only

    i chose a and i got it right.

    i'm confused...please help
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  3. by   direw0lf
    Uworld says only N95 unless you are at risk of being splashed by fluids
    (my Minnie twin lol)
  4. by   Callhertami
    First one n95 and gloves. Second n95 ibad a lot of those questions on my nclex yesterday. Just remember they all goes with standar precaution. If you see gloves take it. Ebola, gloves need to be doubled.
  5. by   Quota
    I did the same thing with the UWorld question, selected gown, gloves, goggles, and n95. Their rationale was you only need the n95 to enter the room, you only need the additional PPE when interacting with the patient. I agree the phrasing was a bit misleading though.
  6. by   dorkiexcici
    i found that question on UWORLD too. i wish the correct answer was gloves and n95 mask for TB patient. =)
  7. by   nursej22
    Why would you need gloves to enter the room of a patient with TB? The bacteria is spread via droplets, not via contact. Yes, of course if there is a chance in coming into contact with body fluids, gloves are indicated, but this is not specific to TB.
  8. by   dorkiexcici
    thanks everyone for your input!