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    treated with antibiotics. Some bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. The common characteristics of viruses: Viruses can only be seen with an electron microscope because they are so small. Only one or two particles are required to cause an infection.

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    Pre-Simulation Assignment A&E 1, Module 1 Margaret Chase Describe different types of infection control precautions. Why is it important to follow infection control guidelines? Describe the importance of hand-washing. Different types of infection control precautions: -Medical and surgical aseptic techniques can be used to prevent the onset and transmission of a potential pathogen, and break the chain of infection. -Medical asepsis consists of “hand hygiene, barrier techniques (e.g., use of gloves

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    The aim of this essay is to discuss and analyse the fundamental issues of infection control which underpins Adult Nursing. The topic for discussion is infection control/nosocomial infections in particular Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). There are varying degrees of the strain Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and some strains are classed as MRSA (National Health Service (NHS) Plus, 2005). Not all strains of the bacterium will cause an epidemic. Epidemic causing MRSA is classified

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    Yellow Fever: Infection Control Yellow Fever is an infectious viral disease found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa. It is transmitted through mosquitos that carry the virus. It is common in the designated areas in South America and Africa but is rare in U.S. travelers. It is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings, laboratory testing, and travel history. The symptoms may range from mild self-limited febrile illness to severe liver disease with bleeding. There

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    There are innumerable ways in which infections and bacteria can be spread throughout many environments, especially in hospitals settings, this generally occurs as patients are often vulnerable. In this paper, the prevention of bacteria, infections and infection control will be discussed, as an act to hinder the spread of infections using hand hygiene. Strategies to prevent the spread of infection will be also discussed and explored through the use of an example case study of Mrs. Jones. 
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    Reflective Essay Word count 1,000 Placement , Infection Control Team Dip/HE Adult Nursing 02/09 This reflective essay is based upon my experience working alongside the Infection Prevention and Control Support Nurses at the general hospital. As part of my learning experience as a 2nd year student nurse is to accompany the infection control nurses when visiting the wards The role of the IPCSN involved teaching, educating and advising all disciplines across

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    strategies a facility should include in an Infection Control Program? At the hospital where I currently work at Paoli Memorial Hospital their infection control programs first began in the 1950s, where the primary focus of these programs was to prevent their hospital from any outbreaks. According to the history from my job, in 1970, the infection control underwent a growth spurt. By 1970, all United States hospitals were required to have infection control program. By 1976, Paoli hospitals had their

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    Why is Infection Control Important? Infection control is very important in the health care profession. It’s very important that we as a dental assistant make sure we follow the guidelines to protect the patient, the community and ourselves. Health care professionals, who do not practice proper infection control, can expose multiple bacteria and diseases to others. The main objective is to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases from both patients and health personnel. Today, infection control

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    Infection control is very important in the health care profession. It’s very important that we as a dental assistant make sure we follow the guidelines to protect the patient, the community and ourselves. Health care professionals, who do not practice proper infection control, can expose multiple bacteria and diseases to others. The main objective is to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases from both patients and health personnel. Today, infection control is a continuous concern for its

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    Infection Control in the Home If you have an infection or are taking care of someone who has an infection, it is important to know how to keep the infection from spreading. Follow these guidelines and talk to your health care provider. HOW ARE INFECTIONS SPREAD? In order for an infection to spread, the following must be present: • A germ. This may be a virus, bacteria, fungus, or parasite. • A place for the germ to live. This may be on a person, animal, plant, food, soil, water, or on surfaces

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