You are working in the emergency department and giving report to one of the nursing units for your patient who is about to be admitted with tuberculosis. Which of the following statements would be the most appropriate to this nurse who is about to assume care for this patient?

 

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- "This patient is positive for TB and will require airborne precautions.

- "Make sure you've got plenty of surgical masks because he screened positive for TB."

- "He will be on enteric precautions."

- "We have already begun his TB treatment, so he will only need to be in a negative airflow room for the next 24 hours."

Rationale

A patient with TB will require airborne precautions. A surgical mask would not be appropriate, as that would be for droplet precautions. Enteric precautions are for a patient positive for clostridium difficile. Initiating TB treatment would not enable you to remove them from airborne precautions within 24 hours.

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