You are told a patient is in “source isolation”. What would you do & why?
Isolating a patient so that they don’t catch any infections
Nursing an individual who is regarded as being particularly vulnerable to infection in such a way as to minimize the transmission of potential pathogens to that person.
Nursing a patient who is carrying an infectious agent that may be risk to others in such a way as to minimize the risk of the infection spreading elsewhere in their body.
Nurse the patient in isolation, ensure that you wear apprpriate personal protective equipment (PPE) & adhere to strict hygiene , for the purpose of preventing the spread of organism from that patient to others.