A client with chronic nutritional deficiencies
A client incontinent of bowel feces
A client with decreased sensory perception
A client who is bedridden .
Cleansing the wound prior to obtaining the specimen.
Swabbing for the specimen in the area with the largest collection of drainage.
Removing crusts or scabs with sterile forceps and then culturing the site beneath.
Waiting 8 hours following a dose of antibiotic to obtain the specimen.