The process of wound assessment requires accurate and appropriate interventions while dealing with the patients. There are some major components which the operator must consider to effectively access an infection, and they require a range of skills and knowledge. These factors are the knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology, the understanding of the various factors that accelerate wound growth, and the ability to listen and understand the patient’s needs. In wound accessing, the doctor should have an idea concerning the number and location of wounds, the required treatments depending on the type of infection, the type of wound in accordance to various grading given, and the procedures to follow to achieve the treatment
In the years of 1914-1918 the first World War was taking place. During this time supplies were short being we were caring for not only americans but our allies as well. The deliveries were sometimes late and generally contained less than what was ordered. That said, one can imagine there was more need for it and use for it than what we could provide, we began to remove the bandages from well enough soldiers and wash them and reuse them on a more wounded soldier. One may think that the bandages were sterile from washing them, but this is a mistake to assume. Generally the bandages were washed in cold water with little or no soap (once again due to lack of supplies). That said, one can imagine that the bacteria that was present survived the cleaning
Antibiotics were introduced to people in 1929, which could restrain the normal growth of the other bacteria called antimicrobial activity, was found by British scientist Alexander Fleming by coincidence. Then scientists used antibiotics, to cure injured soldiers and got great success during the World War. With the efforts of many scientists in the past half of the century, thousand kinds of antibiotics are found, which could be natural, semi-synthetic or synthetic, and many of them are used in medical field successfully.
From a medical perspective, the Great War was a miserable and bloody affair. World War 1 made thousands of casualties in terms or physical, emotional, and mental state. Wounded soldiers were carried away from the battlefield by the use of stretchers. The medics used dogs to locate the wounded soldier.
Medical and surgical treatment was not as advanced as it is today. Imagine bleeding or having a cut while suffering through the pain and passing out while getting treated. During the period of the Revolutionary War, most deaths occurred due to an illness rather than soldiers being in a combat. Smallpox, dysentery, pneumonia, and fever are the illnesses that caused many deaths. This happened because of the unsanitary conditions and untrained medical staff. Women mainly had medical knowledge so they were responsible for the healthcare of the family. These mothers served as doctors even though they only had been trained by past mothers.
Antibiotics, composed of microorganisms such as streptomycin and penicillin, kill other infectious microorganisms in the human body. At one point, antibiotics were considered to have “basically wiped out infection in the United States”, but due to their overuse and evolutionary
Without the medical treatment created during World War I, the nine million casualties of war could have doubled. The army’s Nurse Corps and doctors saved millions of lives by both creating an operative path of treatment and by inventing new cures. Organizations like the Red Cross and the Nurse Corps and first created a an series of medical stations to ensure that all soldiers would get the best care possible. Captain Oswald H. Robertson created the first blood bank as well as anticoagulants and the the syringe blood transfusion technique. Antiseptics were also put into use for the first time during World War I. One of the most widespread treatments created was therapy, which was made to cure those affected with shell shock.
Penicillin made a huge difference in the amount of deaths and amputations that occurred, saving an estimated 12%-15% of the Allied force’s lives. The wait time for an injured soldier to see a doctor was roughly 14 hours for the Allied Forces. This prolonged period of an open wound without treatment put many soldiers at risk of infection, increasing the chance that an amputation would be required. However, penicillin helped addressed the problem, as administering the drug to a wound would drastically reduce the chance of an infection. Another medical issue addressed by penicillin is septicaemia, or blood poisoning. This condition occurred when patients were operated on with improperly sterilized equipment, or if bacteria were to spread from one patient to another. By attacking open wounds with penicillin army doctors were able to revitalize troops in a swifter manner at the same time minimizing the spread of bacteria. Lastly, penicillin was extremely effective against gangrene, the decomposition of body tissues caused by bacterial infection, which helped to further reduce the casualties. By improving medical procedures, penicillin helped save many lives, and allowed more soldiers to return
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The most common pathogenic strains that cause wound infection is Staphylococcus aureus (35%), Escherichia coli (15%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (13%) and other bacteria (37%) (Amit Kumar Gupta et al., 2015). In another study, Staphylococcus aureus has been reported as the major cause of wound infection with (24.2%), followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (21.4 %), Escherichia coli (14.8 %) and another different organism (39.6 %) (Jyoti Sangwan et al., 2016). Staphylococcus aureus (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is gram positive bacteria and can be a lethally opportunistic pathogen or human commensal, it is one of the leading organisms causing a variety of hospital-acquired infection and community acquired infection (Brown et al., 2014). S. aureus has
Vietnamese even used assorts of traps to kill or in some cases severely injure American soldiers called pungee pits not only did these spikes impale the troops but also the spike was smeared with poison to infect the wound causing the solider pain even if it was a little scratch. Wounds wouldn’t heal properly and easily causing immense pain for the soldier, which even could lead to solider
Surgical site infections plague patients all over the world on a daily basis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause two million illnesses and about 23,000 deaths each year in the United States alone” (Frieden, 2013).
Post-surgical infections and complications are a major problem for patients and hospitals. Post-surgical complications can reach as high as 66% for high risk patients. Surgical site infections and other complications delay recovery of the patient resulting in longer hospital stays and increased healthcare costs. Does the use of closed-incision negative-pressure therapy dressings on post-surgical patients reduce wound infections and other complications verses traditional dressings?
The following assignment will take the form of a case study. The subject is a 79-year-old sikh gentleman, who will be known as patient X. Patient X only speaks English as his second language. Patient X has developed a wound on his right hip after being admitted a few days previously, after suffering from a stroke. Patient X has a history of a mild stroke and has slow mobility and uses the aid of a frame to mobilise. Patient X is obese, a heavy smoker and now
Modern-day advances have allowed scientists to develop methods to control pathogens. The more common methods include the use of antiseptics, antibiotics, and vaccines. By definition, antiseptics are chemicals used to kill pathogens. A few widespread antiseptics include soap, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol. Antiseptics are primarily used for the external destruction of pathogens, while antibiotics and vaccines target internal pathogens. Nevertheless, there are and can be difficulties concerning the use of antibiotics. “As antibiotic use has become more common, antibiotic-resistant bacteria have evolved.” This resistance due to evolution is called antibiotic resistance. It results in the antibiotics having no effect whatsoever on the bacteria, rendering the antibiotics useless. When antibiotic resistance occurs, scientists must resume their search to create a new medicine to can kill the mutant bacteria.