Maternal / Newborn Question #48


The nurse is admitting a pediatric client with a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma and mild chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. Which type of room will the nurse assign the pediatric client?


  1. A semi-private room with another pediatric medical surgical client.
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  2. A semi-private room with another pediatric cancer client.
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  3. A private room with isolation.
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  4. A regular private room.
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The correct answer is D because the pediatric client has only “mild” chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, so an isolation room is not necessary (select C). Nevertheless, a private room should be assigned to protect the client from any unnecessary exposure to potential infection by other clients, such as the clients in selections A and B.

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