Fundamentals Question #24
What intervention should the nurse take to ensure proper transport of a patient in droplet precautions?
- Notify the receiving department and place a surgical mask on the patient.
- Place an N95 mask on the patient and alert the transport staff.
- Question the transportation of a patient in droplet precautions and call the health care provider.
- Place a mask, goggles, gown, and gloves on the patient.
The correct option is A. The receiving department needs to be aware of what type of precaution is needed with this patient, also the patient only requires a surgical mask for droplet precautions. The patient does not require an N-95 mask which is used for airborne precautions. The patient can transport to other areas of the hospital for procedures if the proper personal protective equipment is applied. The patient in droplet precautions does not require goggles, a gown, and gloves to be applied.
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