An 8-year-old child was admitted to the hospital with body aches, fatigue, cough and fever. He was diagnosed with a viral infection that spreads via large droplets. Nursing diagnoses established in the plan of care for this patient include Ineffective thermoregulation, Social Isolation and Impaired Comfort.

Initial Discussion Post:

  • Describe the precautions and personal protective equipment required to care for this patient.
  • Choose one (1) nursing diagnosis from this patient’s plan of care
  • Identify three (3) interventions for this patient. 
  • Discuss infection control practices for this patient related to each intervention you have identified.

Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum

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