Fundamentals Question #20


For which situation should the nurse apply a protective gown?


  1. Helping a client with breakfast.
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  2. Caring for a client with AIDS or hepatitis.
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  3. Administering medications.
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  4. The uniform could get soiled.
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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.

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