Hong Wei has acquired the competencies established by BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) to carry out TB screening. She knows she can carry out this activity without an order.
Hong Wei explains the procedure to Robert
Hong Wei follows
BCCDC decision support tools and employer policy
Hong Wei administers purified protein derivative (PPD) by intradermal injection
Hong Wei observes Robert for 15 minutes to check for an allergic reaction
Hong Wei informs Robert she will read the test results in 48-72 hours
Hong Wei documents the procedure on Robert’s health record
Hong Wei refers Robert to an appropriate health care professional if the test result is positive
Hong Wei documents the TB skin test results in Robert’s health record along with any consultation or referral (including who was consulted and what was recommended)
Entry-level practical nursing education programs teach intradermal injections.
LPNs who administer PPD, read the results and refer the client to an appropriate health professional:
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