Teach the parents regarding contact and airborne precaution.
Administer varicella-zoster immune globulin to the client.
Prepare the client for admission to a private room in the hospital.
Educate the parent about the correct use of acyclovir (Zovirax).
Teach assistive personnel how to provide good perineal hygiene.
Ensure that clients have enough adequate fluid intake.
Limit the use of indwelling foley catheter (IFC).
Perform dipstick urinalysis for clients with risk factors for UTI.
Obtain wound cultures during dressing changes.
Plan ways to improve the client’s oral protein intake.
Assess risk for further skin breakdown.
Educate the client about home care of the leg ulcer.
The new RN tells the nursing assistant to use an N95 respirator mask when caring for a child who has pertussis.
The new RN places a child who has chemotherapy-induced neutropenia into a negative-pressure room.
The new RN admits a new client with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection to a room with another child who has RSV.
The new RN wears goggles to change linens of a client who has diarrhea caused by C. difficile.
Ask the client about any recent travel to Asia or the Middle East.
Screening clients for upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Determine whether the client has had recommended immunizations.
Call an ambulance to take the client immediately to the hospital.
Place the client on contact and airborne precautions.
Obtain blood. urine. and sputum for cultures.
Administer methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) 1 gram/IV.
Infuse normal saline at 100ml/hr.
A client with toxic shock syndrome and a temperature of 102.4°F (39.1°C).
A client with diarrhea caused by C. difficile.
A client with a wound infected with VRE.
A client with a cough who may have Koch disease.
A client who has a midline IV catheter in the left antecubital fossa.
A client with a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line in the right upper arm.
A client with an implanted port in the right subclavian vein.
A client who has nontunneled central line in the left internal jugular vein.
Explaining the purpose of ordered stool cultures to the client and family.
Administering the ordered metronidazole (Flagyl) 500 mg PO to the client.
Reviewing the client’s medical history for any risk factors for diarrhea.
Performing ongoing assessments to determine the client’s hydration.
Ensure that students are immunized according to national guidelines.
Provide written information about infection control to all patients.
Make soap and water readily available in the classrooms.
Teach students how to cover their mouths when coughing.