A hospital nurse discovers a fire in a patient room. After rescuing the patient and pulling the fire alarm, the nurse attempts to control the spread of the fire using an extinguisher. Which type of prevention is this?

Secondary prevention

Explanation

•Secondary prevention consists of reducing the intensity and duration of the crisis that already happened, in this case, a fire.

Incorrect options:

•Primary prevention consists of preventing the disaster from happening.

•Tertiary prevention consists of reducing injury and damage after a crisis.

•Quaternary is not a type of prevention.

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