collecting a sputum sample good quality sputum specimens patient and staff safety

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Collecting a Sputum Sample Good quality sputum specimens Patient and staff safety Slide 2 Preparing to get a sputum sample Slide 3 The nurse explains to Mercy why she needs a sputum sample Slide 4 Why are two sputum specimens needed? Two samples help ensure patients found to be positive for TB are not missed. Initial specimen positive for 83-87% of all patients Second specimen- positive for 10-12% of all patients Slide 5 Mercy rinses her mouth before the sputum sample is collected Slide 6 Picture 4 Mercy and HCP are standing in front of a window Slide 7 Nurse demonstrates how to cough for a sputum Slide 8 Ensuring privacy and ventilation Slide 9 Infection control precautions: handling the specimen Slide 10 The specimen Slide 11 Addressing Mercys anxieties

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