A nurse is planning care for a client with human immunodeficiency virus. The nurse knows to wear gloves under the following circumstance(s). Select all that apply.

  • when there is an open wound
  • during all client contact
  • when starting an IV
  • when drawing blood for a specimen
Numbers 1, 3, and 4 are correct.
Gloves should be worn when in contact, or potential contact, with blood, body fluids, secretions, or excretions.