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NCLEX® QOTD: Chlamydia

Osmosis Team
Published on Dec 27, 2023. Updated on Nov 29, 2023.

Today's NCLEX-RN® question of the day focuses on a community health clinic nurse with a patient who is newly diagnosed chlamydia infection symptoms. What initial step should the nurse implement to expedite the resolution of the patient's sexually transmitted infection (STI) symptoms? Can you figure it out?


The nurse in the community health clinic is caring for a patient newly diagnosed with chlamydia. The nurse prioritizes solutions to address the outcome statement: The patient’s sexually transmitted infection (STI) symptoms will resolve within two weeks. 

Which action should the nurse implement first to address this expected outcome?

A. Provide education about safe sexual practices

B. Notify and administer prescribed antibiotics to the patient’s recent sexual partner(s). 

C. Administer prescribed antibiotics to the patient

D. Provide emotional support


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The correct answer to today's NCLEX-RN® Question is...

C. Administer prescribed antibiotics to the patient

Rationale: According to the outcome statement generated by the nurse, the patient’s priority is treating their STI; therefore, this action should be completed first.

Major Takeaway

The nurse should use clinical judgment to prioritize hypotheses and generate solutions based on interventions that will address expected outcomes. Solutions for sexual health hypotheses focus on outcomes aimed at alleviating the sexual health alteration. The nurse should prioritize solutions that address immediate, acute, and physical concerns prior to addressing other needs. In this case, the nurse’s priority is treating the patient’s sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Incorrect answer explanations

A. Provide education about safe sexual practices

Rationale: Although education about safe sex practices to prevent future STIs is needed, it is not the priority. 

B. Notify and administer prescribed antibiotics to the patient’s recent sexual partner(s).

Rationale: Notifying and treating sexual partner(s) is necessary, but another solution should take priority.

D. Provide emotional support

Rationale: While providing emotional support is important, addressing physical issues are typically prioritized over psychological concerns.

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