A 3 year old girl has been admitted to the hospital for Pertussis. What kind of precautions are you going to initiate for this patient?

 

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- Airborne

- Droplet

- Contact

- Protective

Rationale

Children with Rubeola (measles) need to be in airborne precautions. Children with Mumps need to be in droplet precautions. Children with Varicella (Chicken pox) need to be in airborne precautions. Children with Pertussis (Whooping cough) need to be in droplet precautions. Protective precautions are for children with low WBC counts in situations like leukemia.

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