A nurse is providing care to a patient with Clostridium difficile. Which of the following actions demonstrates proper use of isolation precautions?

The nurse wears a gown and gloves, and washes her hands with soap and water before leaving the room


•Gown and gloves should be worn when caring for a patient with Clostridium difficile AT ALL TIMES. Hand sanitizer is not sufficient enough, so soap and water should be used.

•Eye protection and a N95 respirator are only needed for airborne precautions.

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