The nurse is caring for a client on airborne precautions. Which of the following would the nurse expect to see in the client’s medical record?

  • measles
  • influenza
  • Lyme disease
  • herpes simplex
Number 1 is correct.
Measles requires airborne precautions. Droplet precautions apply to influenza. There are no special precautions for Lyme disease other than universal precautions (hand washing, avoid touching areas with a rash unless gloves are used). Lyme disease is caused by a tick bite and cannot be transmitted from one person to another. Contact precautions would be used for herpes simplex.