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Jennifer is an RN applicant for a staff nurse position in the surgical ICU. She has had a screening PPD and comes back in 48 hours to have it read.

Jennifer is an RN applicant for a staff nurse position in the surgical ICU. She has had a screening PPD and comes back in 48 hours to have it read. There is a 12-mm induration at the site of injection. A chest radiograph is negative. The AGACNP knows that the next step in Jennifer's evaluation and management should include:

A. No further care, because the chest radiograph is negative

B. Quantiferon serum assay for exposure

C. Consideration of prophylactic therapy

D. Beginning therapy for pulmonary TB pending sputum cultures

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