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Sample NPTE Question 2013 #18

18.  A patient is in the inpatient rehabilitation unit for a total knee replacement.  While reviewing the case, you note that the patient has been diagnosed with an infection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and is in an isolation room.  What is the MOST appropriate action to take to prevent contamination?

  1. Don gown, mask, gloves, and respirator before entering the room.
  2. Inform the physician that the patient cannot receive physical therapy.
  3. Don gloves when in contact with the patient and wash hands after.
  4. Begin treatment by washing hands and proceed without protective equipment.

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