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trying to minimize risk of cross infection as clothing and footwear could be contaminated by surfaces (Kumar, Saunders & Watson, 2000). The student nurse needs to have a good understanding of MRSA, protocols and research and evidence based approaches to deliver safe and appropriate care whilst minimizing risk of cross infection. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that is resistant to a number of antibiotics that treat infection including methicillin. There are different...

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infection control

Infection Prevention and Control Kathleen E. Haertel, Analysis of Nursing Research / Nur 518 April1, 2012 Mrs. Susan Steele- Moses Abstract Florence Nightingale was the first person to initiate the concept of infection prevention and control in Healthcare. Although she had no understanding about the science of asepsis, the research she did on the sanitary problems of the hospitals made her an unyielding advocate of pure water, pure air, cleanliness, efficient system of...

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Chain of Infection

Infection, as defined by Encyclopedia Britannica (2011), is the invasion and multiplication of different pathogenic microorganisms in the body-such as fungi, bacteria and viruses- the body’s reaction to it and the defense mechanisms it activates to counter these pathogens or the toxins they produce. Infections can range from simple to complex ones that can be fatal or debilitating, but because of the continuous researches and studies to protect the human race, antibiotics were discovered. Antibiotics...

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ear infection

certain diseases. The environment plays an important role as well. Children in day care centers and in school pass infections around and then take them home and pass them to siblings and parents. This is a cycle that is difficult to break. Children also don't always practice good hygiene and that makes them both susceptible to as well as good transmitters of disease. Many human infections are caused by either bacteria or viruses. Immunisation is available to prevent many important bacterial diseases...

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Infection Control

INFECTION CONTROL Pathogen- Infectious agent Colonization- If microorganism is present or invades host, grows and/or multiplies but does not cause infection. Communicable disease- if infectious disease can be transmitted from one person to another. -Symptomatic-if pathogens multiply and cause clinical signs/symptoms. -Asymptomatic- if no s/s are present *CHAIN OF INFECTION: 1. An infectious agent or pathogen 2. A reservoir or source for pathogen growth 3. A portal of exit from the...

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Infection Control

Infection Control for Health Professions Module Two Assignment Each question worth 5 points List three things required by OSHA regarding infection control. Exposure determination, schedule and method for implementing the plan, and a procedure for evaluating exposure incidents. Explain why it is important to meet standards recognized by leading agencies in the infection control field. It helps protect you and those around you, reduces work hazards. How can your actions at work...

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Spread of Infection

Causes and spread of infection Micro-organisms that cause infections are known as pathogens. They may be classified as follows: Bacteria: minute organisms about one-thousandth to five-thousandths of a millimetre in diameter. They are susceptible to a greater or lesser extent to antibiotics. Viruses: much smaller than bacteria and although they may survive outside the body for a time they can only grow inside cells of the body. Viruses are not susceptible to antibiotics, but there are a few...

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Chain of Infection

october 2011 Chain of infection & how bacteria grow. Reference: http://faculty.ccc.edu/tr-infectioncontrol/chain.htm In this essay I am going to be describing and explaining n about how pathogenic organisms grow and spread, by explaining each stage of the chain of infection, step by step and what they involve. This representive is used to help us understand the infection progression. A circle of linked components represent what happens in the cycle of infection. The links are: infectious...

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Chain of Infection

December 10, 2010 Microbiology Chain of Infection Link 1: The Organism (10 pts) Scientific name: Infectious mononucleosis Common name of disease: mono; also, the kissing disease Characteristics: [bacteria/virus/parasite, toxins, anaerobe/aerobe, etc] Mononucleosis is a lymphatic system disease, usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) (first cultured by Michael Epstein and Yvonne Barr). A similar condition is often caused by the...

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Infection Control

Infection Control Policy and Procedures Policy: Always wash your hands: * After using the toilet * After changing a diaper — wash the diaper-wearer's hands, too * After touching animals or animal waste * Before and after preparing food, especially before and immediately after handling raw meat, poultry or fish * Before eating * After blowing your nose * After coughing or sneezing into your hands * Before and after treating wounds or cuts * Before...

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