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 A client who states that he may have been contaminated by anthrax arrives at the ED. The following actions are part of the ED protocol for possible anthrax exposure or infection.

A. Escort the client to a decontamination room
B. Assess the client for signs of infection
C. Notify hospital security personnel about the client
D. Administer ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 250 mg PO

This question is part of Fundamentals of Nursing NCLEX Quiz 34
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Apr 25, 2020

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Answered Apr 20, 2018

Escort the client to a decontamination room..

To prevent contamination of staff or other clients by anthrax. decontamination of the client by removal and disposal of clothing and showering is the initial action in possible anthrax exposure.Option B: Assessment of the client for signs of infection should be before decontamination.Option C: Notification of security personnel is necessary in the case of possible bioterrorism. but this should occur before decontaminating and caring for the client.Option D: According to the CDC guidelines. antibiotics should be administered only if there are signs of infection or the contaminating substance tests positive for anthrax.
 

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