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Clinical Nursing Skills

What Should the Nurse Do?

Clinical Nursing SkillsWhat Should the Nurse Do?

What Should the Nurse Do?

1 .
The nurse is assigned a patient who is being treated for RSV and is in droplet precautions. Thinking about the infection chain, the nurse wants to impede the spread of RSV by interrupting this chain with their nurse care. What are two things the nurse can do to interrupt this chain? What step in the chain are they interrupting with each action?
2 .
The nurse is caring for a patient who is infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The patient is angry that the nurse is always wearing gloves and a gown and asks, “Do you think I’m dirty?” How should the nurse respond?
3 .
The nurse is speaking with a group of students regarding cleaning protocols on the unit. One of the students asks, “What are examples of items in which we would use disinfectants?” How should the nurse respond?
A nursing student has been assigned to a 75-year-old female patient who has a diagnosis of Clostridioides difficile. The patient is incontinent and needs assistance with bathing and hygiene. The charge nurse has requested the nursing student to assist with providing care for the patient.
4 .
What infection prevention and control precautions should be incorporated into the patient’s care to decrease the risk of spreading infection?
5 .
What education can the student nurse provide to the patient and family?
6 .
How can being on isolation precautions impact the patient’s mental health?
7 .
A new graduate nurse is speaking with an experienced nurse regarding their concern about their known sensitivity to latex. The new graduate nurse is worried about using latex-containing products and fears they will not be able to complete their job duties. How should the experienced nurse respond?

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