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?
- A semi-private room with another pediatric medical surgical client.
- A semi-private room with another pediatric cancer client.
- A private room with isolation.
- A regular private room.
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.