Case Study 560: Diagnosis of VRE and Pneumonia Emily DeRoss University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing Introduction His eyes told a story I wanted to hear. I grabbed his hand but his grip was weak. With a smile I got him to recognize that he was going to be well taken care of. I knew this because in the eye contact we had, I saw the relief in his face as his furrowed brow ironed out. He now understood that I was going to be looking out for him. I was going to
found in hospitals today are increasing in strength to specific antibiotics as well. The findings by Lee et al. (2011) concluded that 70% of all S. aureus were resistant to methicillin (MRSA), with the proportion of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) at 78.9%. Upon examination, the research reveals that the trends of MDROs are on the rise, especially in the hospital setting. Misuse and Over prescription The over prescription and misuse of antibiotics is completely unrestrained, directly leading
Prevalence of Nosocomial Infection (NI) Nosocomial infections (NI) are acquired in hospitals and other healthcare facility. It is suspected, if the patient had another infection other than the infection, he/she was admitted for; and had “shown no signs of active or incubating symptoms” (Graham, 2016) of present infection. NI is said to occur, if the Infection occurred 48 hours after hospital admission, 3 days after discharge, or 30 days after an operation or surgery procedure. Nowadays, NI is labelled
N330 Care of the Older Adult and the Family in Retirement Study Guide for Final 1. Why is it important to study gerontological nursing? Our society is rapidly aging, with an increasing proportion of the population being over the age of 65. This growth of the older population is expected to increase dramatically over the next 25 years. Consequently, there is a growing need for professionals to be trained to work with older persons. 2. Review the roles of the gerontological nurse.
Abstract The discovery of antimicrobial agents for the treatment of infectious diseases has been heralded as one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century. However, use, misuse, and abuse of antimicrobial agents has led to an increase in the population of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and has become a major public health threat the world over. Unfortunately the pace of developing new treatments has not kept pace with the growing problem, leading to increased mortality and morbidity