A client comes into the Emergency Department with symptoms of chest tightness, difficulty breathing, blood tinged purulent sputum, and night sweats. What is the best action for the nurse to take?
Review admission criteria, cohort client with a patient positive for the flu, and draw blood for full work up blood panel.
Get the client in a negative air pressure room and alert the attending of active tuberculosis
Implement airborne precautions, arrange for a chest x-ray of the client, and get the client to negative air pressure, private room.
Arrange for a chest x-ray and private room, then wait for results.
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