Infection Essays

Halloween Night to Prom Night

Hepatitis A is inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the liver from the hepatitis A virus. See also: * Hepatitis * Hepatitis A vaccine * Hepatitis B * Hepatitis C Causes, incidence, and risk factors The hepatitis A virus is found mostly in the stools and blood of an infected person about 15 – 45 days before symptoms occur and during the first week of illness. You can catch hepatitis A if: * You eat or drink food or water that…

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Physical Assessment

EYES: Patient denies any problems associated with vision, does not wear any form of corrective lenses but does not remember her last vision test. Patient denies any pain, redness/swelling, watering/discharge, or allergies that affect her eyes. No history of trauma or surgery associated with eyes, no history of glaucoma. Patient is a student nurse and uses protective eyewear when suspecting possible contact with human secretions, with no episodes of exposure while working. EARS: Patient denies earache, infections, discharge, hearing loss,…

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Healthcare Associated Infections (hais)

BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are bacterial infections acquired during a patient’s stay in a healthcare institution.  It imposes a huge burden on healthcare institutions, costing billions of dollars for additional care costs as well as a significant fraction of lost lives (Houghton, 2006).  Current estimates depict that approximately 2 million patients acquire healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) or nosocomial infections each year, of which 90,000 to 100,000 patients die (Houghton, 2006), making HAIs not only a national health problem, but a global…

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The Beautiful World of Pus

I am willing to admit the initial sight of thick, yellowish green drainage weeping from reddened, inflamed tissue is not a thing of beauty to the untrained eye, but have you ever stopped to consider the wonder and intrigue of Pus? Our bodies have abundant surface area that, if compromised, can expose us to morbidity and potential mortality. Thankfully, through our amazingly efficient immune system, within hours, sometimes minutes, of our initial inoculation by infection or foreign substances, our bodies…

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Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations 1992, Controlled Waste Regulations 1992, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, The Food Safety Act 1990 and also the Food Safety Act (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995. The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 states that doctors in England and Wales are obligated to make a ‘Proper Officer’ of the local authority aware if they are aware of or suspect an individual is…

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Strep Throat

This paper will discuss the communicable disease, strep throat and the efforts to control it. It will identify the environmental factors related to the disease and explain lifestyle influences, socioeconomic status, and the management of the disease. Any gaps in available resources for strep throat and how to meet the needs of the gaps with recommendations on expanding community programs will also be covered. Information on what the public health department is doing to reduce the threat of strep throat…

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Application of Evidenced – Based Practice

Application of Evidenced-based Practice Regarding pediatric Patients and Otitis Media 1 Running head: Application of Evidenced -based Practice Application of Evidence-based Practice Regarding Pediatric Patients and Otitis Media Running head: Application of Evidence-based Practice 2 The nursing practice heavily relies on the evidence based clinical information to determine current standards of practice within the nursing scope of practice. A multitude of informational journals and peer reviewed articles are readily available to help guide the decisions placed into practice. The nurse…

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Journal Teratogen

1. Which teratogen did you choose and why? The teratogen I choose to do this assignment on is Cytomegalovirus (CMV). The reason why I choose this teratogen is because I wanted to learn more about it and how to prevent this infectious disease. I am aware it is closely related to Herpes. I want to know what similarities and difference Cytomegalovirus had compared with Herpes. 2. What are the potential short-and long-term effects of this teratogen on the developing person?…

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communicable Disease

Communicable diseases, also known as infectious diseases or transmissible diseases, are illnesses that result from the infection, presence and growth of pathogenic (capable of causing disease) biologic agents in an individual human or other animal host. Infections may range in severity from asymptomatic (without symptoms) to severe and fatal. The term infection does not have the same meaning as infectious disease because some infections do not cause illness in a host. Disease causing biologic agents include viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa,…

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Hospital Acquired Infections

The State of Illinois has several guidelines and activities in place as techniques to prevent nosocomial infections. In Illinois, Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; the Director, CDC and the Director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), regarding the practice of hospital infection control and strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control of healthcare-associated infections. Antimicrobial resistance and related…

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The Hiv Epidemic

The HIV epidemic is one of the most severe public health hazards in Sub- Sahara Africa. The spread of HIV/AIDS in Ghana is alarming and of great concern to the government. The main factor of the spread of the disease has been accounted to the culture of heterosexuality. Another factor of spreading the disease is through internal and cross border migration. This aim of this study is to reveal the risky sexual behaviour of migrants and how it influences the…

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Case Study About Ebola

Throughout this world over the course of centuries, there were many deadly diseases and plagues that killed people or killed an entire population. From the black plague to chickenpox, disease have a huge impact on the population and countries as a whole. Just recently, the virus, Ebola, has made its way through countries across the world and have killed many people. Some people do not know what exactly Ebola is or how it kills people, but people need to discover…

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Nosocomial Staph Infection

Staphylococcal infections are communicable conditions caused by specific bacteria. Infections from Staphlococcus frequently cause the formation of abscesses. Staph is the leading cause of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections in the United States. Staph exists on the skin and/or in the nostrils of 20-30% of healthy people. It is also sometimes found in the breast tissue, the mouth, and also in the genital, urinary, and upper respiratory tracts. Some people carry Staph in throat, vagina, or rectum without ever becoming ill. Staph…

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Communicable Disease

A communicable disease is a bacteria or virus that can is transferred from person to person, or from animals or the physical environment to individuals by a variety of ways. For example air and water, to contaminated articles or fomites, insect and animal bites (Reigelman, p. 210, 2011). The spreading of a communicable disease is easily transferred and can range from a common cold to anthrax making the disease contagious. I will be discussing the communicable disease chlamydia and how…

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The Benefits of Vaccinations

I.Introduction Audience Hook: In the early 50’s polio paralyzed thousands, in the early 40’s Pertussis (whooping cough) caused 8000 deaths and there were millions of reported cases of measles before 1963. Thanks to immunization, the numbers of cases reported have declined tremendously and in some diseases, there are zero cases to report. b. Thesis Statement: Research shows that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks because vaccines can prevent serious illness and disease in individuals, vaccinations can also prevent widespread…

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