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Tag: Infection

Infection occurs when an infectious agent multiplies within the body tissues causing adverse affects. When an individual has an infection, micro-organisms enter the body through a susceptible host, meaning that the infection will manifest within the body.

Infection

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Protecting Vulnerable Patients from MRSA found in Supermarket Pork

Nursing Questions

What can nurses do to protect vulnerable patients from Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) found in supermarket pork? An article in ‘i’, newspaper, recently, stated that MRSA has been found in pork in two leading UK supermarkets (Bawden, 2016)....

Last modified: 20th Oct 2021

Acute Inflammation - Bacterial Meningitis

Nursing Essays

The report highlights the cause of bacterial meningitis and generally covers the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease....

Last modified: 12th Oct 2021

Essay on Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSI)

Nursing Essays

Up to 25% of catheter related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) result in death. In addition to increased treatment cost and overall hospitalization stay this type of hospital acquired infection can be detrimental to patient outcomes...

Last modified: 30th Jun 2021

Infection Control: Cutaneous Diptheria

Nursing Essays

The topic of this paper is cutaneous diphtheria. This paper aims to discuss the tools available to infection prevention control teams (IPCT) in recognising outbreaks in the healthcare setting in a potential case of cutaneous diphtheria and how they would response....

Last modified: 26th May 2021

Essay On The Impact Of Vaccination On Bacterial Infections.

Nursing Essays

An essay to discuss the impact of vaccination on the global epidemiology of bacterial infections....

Last modified: 9th Apr 2021

Breakthrough Discoveries in Healthcare

Nursing Essays

An essay on breakthrough discoveries in healthcare; from a newborn cured of HIV, to the early detection of Parkinson's disease....

Last modified: 9th Apr 2021

Effects of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on Infection Rates

Nursing Literature Reviews

The purpose of this literature review is to analyze ten research articles that study the proper and improper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the effect that they have on infection rates....

Last modified: 24th Mar 2021

NICE CG1339 Guidelines for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Nursing Assignments

HCAI affects the patients that receive care from a hospital setting either during or even 10 days after discharge....

Last modified: 4th Dec 2020

Presentation on Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Reflection

Nursing Essays

INTRODUCTION As a part of my Overseas Nursing Programme, I had to conduct a seminar presentation on any topic of my interest in front of students. I was given the date of presentation. Knowledge expa...

Last modified: 1st Dec 2020

Management of Sepsis

Nursing Essays

Sepsis is defined as the overwhelming response of the human body and life-threatening reaction to a probable or documented infection which results in tissue hypoperfusion and organ dysfunction. Major ...

Last modified: 22nd Jun 2020

Tuberculosis in Aboriginal People

Nursing Essays

Introduction Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterial infection triggered by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, generally from the lungs, though it was also transmitted until lately through the intake of infect...

Last modified: 17th Jun 2020

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Medical ICUs of a Teaching Hospital in Iran

Nursing Case Studies

INTRODUCTION Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitals (1). CDI has been associated with an increase in morbidity, hospital length of stay, medical exp...

Last modified: 16th Jun 2020

Review on Strategies to Prevent Catheter Related Infections

Nursing Literature Reviews

Introduction The use of urinary catheters within the healthcare setting is a common practice designed to assist patients with the elimination of urine. The use of urinary catheters calls for nurses to...

Last modified: 29th May 2020

Urinary Tract Infection and Osteoporosis in Women

Nursing Essays

Introduction  Urinary tract infections, also called cystitis or infectious cystitis, is an acute infection that occurs within the upper, or the lower urinary tract. Women are at greater risk of d...

Last modified: 26th May 2020

Epidemiology: Parametes Affecting Influenza

Nursing Assignments

Epidemiology Assignment Part 1 Influenza is an upper respiratory infection commonly known as the flu. It is caused by either influenza virus A or B and can cause “fever, headache, muscle pain, runn...

Last modified: 25th May 2020

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Musculoskeletal Infection Research Study Analysis

Nursing Case Studies

Research Designs and Participants’ Protection Before examining different types of research designs, it is essential to describe what research design purpose is.  A research design is the set of str...

Last modified: 25th May 2020

Decreasing Infection Rates with Chlorhexidine Baths in Intensive Care Units

Nursing Essays

Decreasing Infection Rates with Chlorhexidine Baths in Intensive Care Units Abstract Clinical Problem: Patients in intensive care units are very ill and susceptible to infection. Patients in intensive...

Last modified: 19th May 2020

Factors for Infection Prevention and Control

Nursing Assignments

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL INTRODUCTION In this assignment I will explain what Infection prevention and control is, describe the infection prevention controls in my workplace, describe the corre...

Last modified: 11th May 2020

Case Study of Infection Control Mr Jones

Nursing Case Studies

Mr. Jones is a 72 year old Gentleman who was cared for in an acute medical setting, to ensure patients confidentiality is maintained (NMC2009) his name has been changed. Infection control is a fundame...

Last modified: 13th Feb 2020

Personal Reflection On Infection Control In United Kingdom Nursing Essay

Reflective Essays

It is highly believed within the health care industry that Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI) are a grave worry and concern for the public of the United Kingdom (Nunkoo and Pickles 2008). When it...

Last modified: 13th Feb 2020

Case study: Nosocomial Infections

Nursing Case Studies

Nosocomial infections still remain the most frequent complications in hospitalized patients. They are the fourth most common cause of mortality in the United States after the cardiovascular system dis...

Last modified: 12th Feb 2020

Nosocomial Infections: Literature Review

Nursing Literature Reviews

Nosocomial infections are infections that are a result of treatment in a hospital or a healthcare unit. These infections are identified at least forty-eight to seventy-two hours following admission, s...

Last modified: 12th Feb 2020

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Case Study

Nursing Case Studies

  Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Case Study 5 Case study 5 A male, 24 years of age presents to the STI clinic. He complains of a burning and sore sensation ...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Effect of HCV Infection on Liver: Case Study

Nursing Case Studies

Introduction (400-600 words): 538      Hepatitis C virus (HCV) was first identified in patients with transfusion-associated hepatitis in which Feinstone...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

How does hand hygiene policy impact quality of care to patients

Nursing Questions

Question How does hand hygiene policy impact quality of care to patients? Answer Hand hygiene is vitally important in preventing the spread of infections, both to patients and to healthcare workers th...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020