NCLEX : Other Protocols and Procedures

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Example Questions

Example Question #46 : Ethics, Processing, And Care

Droplet precautions are designed to stop the spread of infections diseases that travel through droplets. These droplets may land on the mucosa of the nose or mouth after a host sneezes or coughs. Which of the following conditions does not require the use of droplet precautions? 

Possible Answers:

Rubella

Pertussis

Varicella

Mumps

Influenza

Correct answer:

Varicella

Explanation:

Varicella requires airborne precautions. Staff caring for patients with varicella should be immune. One's immunity to varicella can be confirmed by a blood test.

Example Question #51 : Procedures And Care

Standard precautions are a set of guidelines that are designed to prevent the spread of infection by exposure to an individual or their bodily fluids. Which of the following is not considered a standard precaution?  

Possible Answers:

The use of gloves when placing a peripheral intravenous line

The use of alcohol-based gel after patient contact

Placing clients in private rooms

Disposal of used linens in designed areas

The availability of appropriate and cleanly resuscitation equipment

Correct answer:

Placing clients in private rooms

Explanation:

Standard precautions should be utilized in the care of every patient. Hand hygiene before and after patient contact is always required. Clean, functioning, equipment should always be available. The use of personal protective gear when there is potential to blood or bodily fluid exposure is critical. This includes the proper disposal of soiled materials such as linens. However, it is not necessary for patients to be housed in private rooms unless they are affected by an infectious disease. If private rooms for infectious individuals are unavailable, it is acceptable to place patients in cohorts of the same infectious disease. 

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