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)?


  1. Gown, mask, goggles, gloves.
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  2. Goggles, mask, gloves, gloves.
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  3. Gloves, mask, goggles, gloves.
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  4. Mask, gloves, goggles, gown.
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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).

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