1.4.4 Infection Control Case Study 4

This case study is adapted from a real situation. All names are aliases, and any identifiers are removed for privacy.

Case Study

You have a client who has been started on airborne precautions. The person is in a single room with reverse air flow, and the appropriate signage is placed on the door. You have just positioned the supply cart next to the door. The hand sanitizer is placed on the cart, and the full explanation of precautions is listed on the cart. The inside of the room has been supplied with the linen hopper, the additional supplies needed inside, and you have checked off your list to be sure everything is covered for the infection control precautions. As you begin to walk away from the room, you notice a medical professional walking to the room and starting to go inside without donning the proper PPE.

Your Tasks

  1. What do you do? Do you stop them?
  2. If you stop them, what will you say to them?
  3. If they do not don PPE after you direct them to, what will you do next?

Write down your answers. You will then revisit these responses at the end of this chapter. If you think of additional answers as you progress through this chapter, please add them to your notes.


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