Interrupt the procedure to inform the staff nurse that sterile gloves are not needed to remove the old dressing.
Congratulate the nurse on the use of good technique.
Discuss dressing change technique with the nurse at a later date.
Interrupt the procedure to inform the nurse of the need to wash her hands after removal of the dirty dressing and gloves.
Correct illumination of the environment.
Amount of regular exercise.
The resting pulse rate.
Status of salt intake.
“If I drop the 4 X 4s on the floor. I can use them as long as they are not soiled.”
“If I drop the 4 X 4s on the floor. I can use them if I rinse them with sterile normal saline.”
“If I question the sterility of any dressing material. I should not use it.”
“I should put on my sterile gloves. then open the bottle of saline to soak the 4 X 4s.”
Masks should be worn with all client contact.
Gloves should be worn for contact with nonintact skin. mucous membranes. or soiled items.
Isolation gowns are not needed.
A private room is always indicated.
A lab technician rests his hand on the desk to steady it while recapping the needle after drawing blood.
An aide wears gloves to feed a helpless client.
An assistant puts on a mask and protective eye wear before assisting the nurse to suction a tracheostomy.
A pregnant worker refuses to care for a client known to have AIDS.
Coughing on each other.
Eating off the same plate.
Verbalizes the role of sexual activity in spread of the disorder.
States he will make arrangements to drop his college classes.
Acknowledges the need to avoid all contact sports.
Says he will avoid close contact with his three-year-old niece.
Are you a drug user?
Do you have many sex partners?
What is your method of birth control?
How old were you when you became sexually active?
Independently ambulating around the unit.
Reading the routine preoperative education materials.
Maneuvering safely after orientation to the room.
Using a bedpan for elimination needs.
Prevent metabolic breakdown of xanthine to uric acid
Prevent uric acid from precipitating in the ureters
Enhance the production of uric acid to ensure adequate excretion of urine
Ensure that the chemotherapy doesn’t adversely affect the bone marrow