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Clinical Nursing Skills

Reflection Questions

Clinical Nursing SkillsReflection Questions

Reflection Questions

1 .
A patient in an outpatient clinic states that they have not been feeling well since yesterday and their temperature has been 100.2°F (37.9°C) since earlier that morning. The patient asks the nurse if they should take Tylenol for the fever. What education should the nurse provide to the patient about infection and fever?
2 .
Two patients present to the outpatient clinic with different complaints. Patient A has a 100.2°F (37.9°C) temperature since early this morning and reports that he got the influenza vaccine yesterday. Patient B has a 98.5°F (36.9°C) degree temperature and complains that his right arm is swollen and red near an elevated area “that looks like a little hill.” Explain the differences in the patient’s symptoms based on the principles of immunity and the inflammatory response.
3 .
Discuss the role nurses play in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.
4 .
A nurse observes an unlicensed healthcare worker preparing to enter a contact precaution room. They observe the worker donning gloves first, then the isolation gown. What education can the nurse provide the worker about donning PPE?
5 .
Discuss the principles of sterile technique and how a nurse can maintain sterility.
6 .
Why are multidrug-resistant organisms a threat to patient safety?

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