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Which protective equipment first should be removed by the nurse when leaving the room of a client in strict isolation?

Which protective equipment first should be removed by the nurse when leaving the room of a client in strict isolation?

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A. CAP
B. Mask
C. Gown
D. Gloves
Asked by Denver, Last updated: Jan 28, 2019

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J. Emmerich

J. EmmerichWeb Content Writer, New York City
Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered on Jan 28, 2019

There will be times when a patient must be put in strict isolation. It may be because the patient has an illness or disease that is very contagious or the other way around. The patient may not be able to be in contact with people because of the germs that they carry. The visitors may be able to withstand the germs because their bodies can fight off the infection.

However, the patients may not be able to do that which is why they are placed in a strict isolation area. The nursing staff must go in to the isolation area and administer the procedures that are necessary. However, they must wear gloves to protect themselves and the patient. However, whenever they leave, the first thing that the nurse must do is to is dispose of the gloves when they leave the room.

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M. Parker

M. ParkerInternet Researcher, Houston
Internet Researcher, Houston

Answered on Aug 08, 2018

The answer to this is D. gloves. Out of all the protective equipment that the nurse may wear, the gloves are considered to be the most contaminated because this is used to handle different things. If other protective gears are removed before removing the gloves, this means that the other equipment will also be contaminated. For example, the gown may become contaminated when the pathogens from the gloves will spread there.

After the gloves have been removed, the medical professional can then start removing all of the protective gear effectively. By following this procedure, the possibility that the rest of the people will be contaminated is less likely.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

Gloves-rationale: when leaving a strict-isolation room, the nurse should remove her gloves first because theyre considered the most contaminated protective equipment. removing other protective equipment before removing her gloves and washing her hands could contaminate her hair and uniform and promote pathogen transmission.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: knowledgereference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 531.
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