What airborne precautions should the nurse anticipate when a client with measles is admitted to the hospital?

Select all that apply.
  1. wear a surgical face mask upon entering client’s room
  2. require client to wear a face mask in the hallway during transport
  3. require client to be placed in a negative pressure airflow room
  4. wear a fit-tested N-95 respirator at all times when in client’s room
  5. have the client enter through the facility’s dedicated isolation entrance
Numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5 are correct.
Rationale: A client with measles should be placed under airborne precautions. The client should wear a mask when in the hallway and should enter through a separate entrance of the hospital to avoid the waiting/reception area. Any staff entering the client’s room should wear a fit-tested N-95 respirator mask—put on prior to entering the room and removed upon exiting the room. In addition, any client under airborne precautions (tuberculosis, measles, varicella, and disseminated herpes zoster) should ideally be placed in an airborne infection isolation room.