Renal Question #15
The nurse is providing hospital discharge instruction on preventing infection to a client on dialysis. Which statements by the client indicate understanding on infection prevention? (Select all that apply)
- “I will check my vascular access daily for redness, pus, or swelling”.
- “I will keep the catheter bandage clean and dry”.
- “All people at my home including me will keep hands washed followed by gel sanitizer”.
- “I will make sure all visitors in my home wear masks to protect me”.
Instruction for infection prevention at home includes checking vascular access daily, keeping any type of bandage clean and dry, and ensuring that good handwashing and use of hand gel sanitizer is maintained at home. Visitors do not have to wear masks when in the home.