Quick question on AIRBORNE PRECAUTIONS! HELP!

Students NCLEX

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I have read previous posts about isolation, but i'm a little confused still..so do you always wear a gown and gloves with a tb patient? ( i know you have to wear n95 mask) say for example you are just going to go in an do an assessment, do u wear mask gown and gloves ? Or just mask?

Also, i know that for dropplet precautions you can have two pts that have the same bug in same room, is that true for airborne as well? Can you have two pts who have tb in same room?

Thx!:D

beachbutterfly

414 Posts

I think you suppose to wear everything all the time.

cspink

80 Posts

any other opinions??? i would really appreciate your input, i test TOMORROW!

thenurse2b08

86 Posts

Well, your book would be more accurate, but let me give my :twocents:

You always have to wear N95 mask with airborne precautions and gloves for all patients. Now, the gown is needed for sure for herpes zoster disseminated (droplet). In Nclex, I would wear gown for both airborne and droplet because it is the perfect world.

Also, put 2 patients with same disease in the same room. It still depends on the question though

:twocents:

nkara, CNA

288 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg/Pedi/Tele.

I work with TB patients and we never put them in the same room. They are supposed to be in private isolation rooms (negative pressure) We use the N95 mask and gloves but not gowns unless they are under other contact precautions.

joycee8

160 Posts

If you bath the pt with TB, then you have to wear N95 mask, gloves, and gown but if doesn't involve contact, then you just have to wear N95mask ang gloves. I'm sorry, i just read your msg.

How's your test goes??? I'm starting to have an anxiety now! huhuhu!

cspink

80 Posts

my test went well.. i passed!! i took it on july 30, did the pearson trick that afternoon and got the pop up! the next day my name was on the bon website with my license number!!! I went in being super confident and i kept telling my hubby that i was going to be an RN that day, even though ofcourse you are scared out of your mind, you have to be POSITIVE seriously i think being positive helped me pass the test! good luck and dont let that test make you anxious, you can do it!!

nkara, CNA

288 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg/Pedi/Tele.

:clphnds: congratulations!

joycee8

160 Posts

:ancong!::dancgrp::dncgbby::nurse::nurse::nurse:

What study materials that you think has helped you?????

beachbutterfly

414 Posts

Well, your book would be more accurate, but let me give my :twocents:

You always have to wear N95 mask with airborne precautions and gloves for all patients. Now, the gown is needed for sure for herpes zoster disseminated (droplet). In Nclex, I would wear gown for both airborne and droplet because it is the perfect world.

Also, put 2 patients with same disease in the same room. It still depends on the question though

:twocents:

herpes zoster disseminated is an airborn precautions not droplet.

cspink

80 Posts

:ancong!::dancgrp::dncgbby::nurse::nurse::nurse:

What study materials that you think has helped you?????

I used saunders for reviewing the seperate body systems, and i liked the questions on the book and the cd

I also read the strategies book from kaplan, i liked it as well

Finally, i thought that "random fact throwing" thread REALLY helped, i liked the mneumonics that were used for isolation precautions

* i guess saunders really is what helped me because it made me understand the patho for specific diseases and without that knowledge you cant really answer the NCLEX questions.

joycee8

160 Posts

Wow! I would like to know the thread of mneumonics, please let me know. Thanks for your post!

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