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Determining what agent(s) will best suit the situation that is described. Read the questions and give a short answer in the space provided, and be sure to justify your answer. (Note: There may be more than one correct disinfectant. When that is the case, we ask that you provide two possible disinfectants.)

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Question 1

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You are working as a school nurse, and a child is brought to you because he is symptomatic of a norovirus (the dreaded food poisoning). The child is vomiting and has diarrhea along with a low-grade fever. You must instruct the custodial staff how to handle the mess your sick patient has unfortunately made in the classroom. What antiseptics would you use for the child? What disinfectants would you use for the classroom, the child’s clothing, the nurses office, and the hallway?

 

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Question 2

25 Points

You are working in a hospital emergency room. While working in the triage room, you encounter a patient who has a severe case of Tinea corporis (ringworm). The patient in question has the fungus on his trunk and torso as well as his back and buttocks. What disinfectant would be recommended to destroy this fungus in the waiting room, triage, and in the patient’s home?

 

 

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Question 3

25 Points

While working on an ambulance, you treat a patient with a gunshot wound that entered and exited through the quadriceps. The wound is bleeding, and an artery was hit. You manage to place pressure on the wound and transport the patient to the hospital. When you return to the garage, you notice that blood spatter is all over the interior of the ambulance. What do you disinfect the ambulance with?

 

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Question 4

25 Points

You are working on the maternity floor of the hospital. Describe how you would disinfect the birthing room after a child has been born. What type of antiseptics would you use on the mother and child?

 

 

 

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