Fundamentals Question #21


Which patient should be placed in airborne and contact precautions?


  1. A patient with varicella (chicken pox)
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  2. A patient with C. difficile
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  3. A patient with tuberculosis
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  4. A patient with whooping cough
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The correct option is A. Varicella (chicken pox) is contracted through direct contact and through the air. C. difficile requires contact precautions. Tuberculosis is an airborne disease and is not transmitted through direct contact. Whooping cough requires droplet precautions.

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