You are providing discharge education to your patient who has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Which of the following patient statements indicates more teaching is necessary?

 

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- "After my appointment next month, I'll be all done with follow up care."

- "All of my family members that I've been around will get tested."

- "I'll finish my entire drug course, even if I feel better."

- "I'll wear a mask in public places."

Rationale

Follow up care for TB is essential, but a lengthly process. They will need to have continued follow-up care for up to 1 year. Multiple sputum samples over the year will need to be provided to evaluate the treatment's effectiveness. All other statements are correct.

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