A nurse is preparing to perform the physical assessment of a newly admitted patient. During which of the following components of the assessment should the nurse wear gloves? Select all that apply.

Answer Explanation: Gloves are worn during skin examination if a rash or lesions are to be palpated. It is not normally necessary to wear gloves to palpate a patients scalp, extremities, or fingers unless contact with body fluids is reasonably foreseeable.

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