Which of the following would be considered a tertiary prevention?

Select all that apply.
  • The nurse administers a PPD test for a travel visa clearance.
  • The nurse administers vancomycin to a client with a bacterial infection.
  • The nurse works with a stroke patient to implement assistive devices in activities of daily living.
  • The nurse presents information about smoking cessation at a health fair.
  • The nurse administers an influenza vaccine to a 60-year-old male.
Numbers 2 and 3 are correct.
The goal of tertiary preventions is to decrease the negative impact of an illness or disease that has already occurred. Treating an infection with an antibiotic and working with stroke rehabilitation are examples of tertiary prevention. Secondary prevention aims to detect disease, such as a PPD test. Primary prevention aims to prevent a disease or injury from occurring. Encouraging smoking cessation and preventative vaccines are primary preventions.