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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."
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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