Fundamentals Question #20
For which situation should the nurse apply a protective gown?
- Helping a client with breakfast.
- Caring for a client with AIDS or hepatitis.
- Administering medications.
- The uniform could get soiled.
The correct option is D. Anytime there is the potential for the uniform to become soiled during client care, the nurse should wear a protective gown. There is no need for a gown when helping a client with a meal. A gown is not needed when caring for a client with AIDS or hepatitis because standard precautions will be followed. There is no need to wear a gown during medication administration unless there was a situation where the uniform could become soiled.