Questions to Ask Yourself 1. How can you control the spread of infection when you provide care for a person with an open wound? 2. How can you spread infection if you have a cold? C 3. In the past, how have you possibly spread pathogens through direct and indirect contact? Think of three ways. 4. What will you do in the future to avoid spreading pathogens by direct and indirect contact? Think of three ways 5. Airborne precautions are in effect for Mr. Thompson You are changing Mr. Thompson’s linens when you realize that you brought only one sheet instead of two. How would you handle this problem? What would you do first? su Aon 6. When you put on gloves to help Mr. Wilson with mouth care, he eyes the gloves and says, “I don’t have AIDS, you know. Why are you wearing those things?” How should you respond? 7. Emma Jones, who works as a nurse assistant, became engaged over the weekend. She wants to wear her new engagement ring to work on Monday so that she can show it off. What does she need to V consider when deciding whether to wear the ring? 8. The nurse asks for your help to position a person on his side. The person has a large, open, draining wound that needs cleaning. The nurse explains to you that a great deal of solution will be used to clean the wound and that it is likely to splash. What personal protective equipment (PPE) should you put on and why?