A nurse noticed a nursing assistant entering the room of a patient with tuberculosis. Which action by the nursing assistant demonstrates a need for education on airborne precautions?


•Patients with TB need to be in isolation using airborne precautions. Anyone entering the room needs to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as a gown, gloves, N95 respirator, and eye protection.

•Equipment taken into the room needs to stay in the room.

•Removal of protective equipment and hand hygiene should always be done before exiting the room, except for removal of the N95 respirator.

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