Brian is HIV positive and lives with his family. The family is frightened that other members may get the virus.
a. What will you tell the family to reassure them?
b. What will you teach them in regard to prevention of the spread of the virus in their home?
c. What guidelines will you give the family caregivers to help them protect Brian from infectious or opportunistic diseases?
Two-year-old Omar has partial- and full-thickness burns from a wood stove accident. You are helping develop a teaching plan covering the importance of infection control for Omar during his convalescence. a. What is the most important action that can be taken to prevent infection?
b. Who should be included in teaching regarding infection control?
c. What are signs that might indicate an infection?
d. Why is it important to detect signs and symptoms of an infection early?