1. the student enters the room without putting on a mask and gown. - meningococcal meningitis is spread through contact with respiratory secretions so use of a mask and gown is required to prevent spread of the infection to staff members or other patients. the other actions may not be appropriate but they do not require intervention as rapidly.
he presence of a family member at the bedside may decrease patient confusion and agitation. patients with hyperthermia frequently complain of feeling chilled, but warming the patient is not an appropriate intervention. checking the pupil response to light is appropriate, but it is not needed every 30 minutes and is uncomfortable for a patient with photophobia. focus: prioritization