Fundamentals Question #21


Which client should be placed in airborne and contact precautions?


  1. A client with varicella (chicken pox)
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  2. A client with C. difficile
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  3. A client with tuberculosis
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  4. A client 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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