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What should a nurse do before changing a sterile surgical dressing?



A. Wash her hands.
B. Put on sterile gloves.
C. Remove the old dressing while wearing clean gloves.
D. Open sterile packages and moisten the dressings with sterile saline solution.

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Jason B. Elster

Jason B. Elster

Answered Apr 20, 2018

Wash her hands.- justification: to keep the spread of microorganisms, the medical caretaker ought to dependably wash her hands previously giving customer mind. while changing a sterile surgical dressing, the medical caretaker additionally should put on sterile gloves, expel the old dressing while at the same time wearing clean gloves, open sterile bundles, and soak the dressings with sterile saline. be that as it may, these activities take after hand washing.client needs class: protected, successful care environmentclient needs subcategory: wellbeing and disease controlcognitive level.

While changing a sterile surgical dressing, the medical attendant additionally should put on sterile gloves, expel the old dressing while at the same time wearing clean gloves, open sterile bundles, and dampen the dressings with sterile saline.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Wash her hands.-rationale: to prevent the spread of microorganisms, the nurse should always wash her hands before providing client care. when changing a sterile surgical dressing, the nurse also must put on sterile gloves, remove the old dressing while wearing clean gloves, open sterile packages, and moisten the dressings with sterile saline. however, these actions follow hand washing.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: knowledgereference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 1210.
 

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