Fundamentals Question #14
The nurse is taking care of a client in contact isolation. In which order should the nurse instruct the client’s family members to apply personal protective equipment (PPE)?
- Gown, mask, goggles, gloves.
- Goggles, mask, gloves, gloves.
- Gloves, mask, goggles, gloves.
- Mask, gloves, goggles, gown.
The correct option is A because the proper sequencing for applying PPE is always gloves last to cover the cuff of the gown. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, apply from *BOTTOM UP* (gloves raised above head).