When training to become a nurse, one of the first things you’re going to learn about is the importance of infection control. When a patient is suffering from an illness that happens to be contagious, there are many protocols to follow so that the equipment used to treat them are disposed of safely and effectively. Learn more about infection control in this quiz!
Wash your hands and put all your supplies at the bedside table
You wash your hands ans place an appropriate barrier for your supplies and treatment area.
You approach it like you would at home because after all we try to provide a homelike environment.
You do nothing as long as it has been reported to Dr. Silva.
You call Karen right away and ask her what to do
You decide if the patient needs to be isolated or if you can just isolate the infection. You speak with the doctor regarding specific contact precautions. You call Karen or on call administration if more clarification is needed.
Is to isolate the patient as soon as an infection is identified
Is to make every attempt to isolate the infection not the patient
To allow the patient to spread their germs, after all this is their home.
It is a method that prevents the introduction of unwanted organisms into an environment and should always be used when caring for patients.
It is a technique where all items being used must be kept sterile
A technique that requires antibacterial soap and sterile gloves
Begin yelling frantically that I'm going to tell Karen on them
I must correct them right away and insure they understand why there practice was not acceptable.
I have no obligation to say anything because I didn't do it.
Everyone's responsibility and I am responsible for insuring the staff follows these safety guidelines during my shift.
Labled with the patient's name.
Labled with the time and date it was unwrapped.
Labeled with the time, date, and patient's name.
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