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The Value of Microbiology

What is microbiology? The study of microorganisms
What are the various kinds of microorganisms discussed in the topic, "The Value of Microbiology"? Bacterium, Virus, Protozoan, Fungus
List three things you as a health care professional can do to prevent and control the spread of diseases. hand-washing and gloving, changing bed linen, sterilizing equipment.
List four different ways in which microorganisms may enter the body (routes of entry). respiratory tract, alimentary canal, genitourinary tract, and abrasions in the skin.
What are disease carriers? Do they show disease symptoms? Name three types of disease carriers. Air, Fomites, Human Carriers
Name two diseases that can be spread through contaminated food and drink typhoid fever, dysentery
Identify two diseases, which may be spread through the genitourinary tract. Bladder infections, syphilis, and gonorrhea
Name one microorganism, which may enter the body through a deep puncture wound. Tetanus (“lockjaw”)
Name a disease, which is transmitted by the saliva of an animal. List its symptoms. Rabies- Severe headache, high fever, alternation between depression and excitement, difficulty in swallowing characterized by spasms in the throat and chest
List three diseases, which are transmitted by insect bites. What is the microorganism that causes each disease? Malaria, Plague, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Protozoan, Bacterium,
Explain droplet infection. Which diseases can be spread in this manner? a fine spray of mist discharged by sneezing and coughing. Tuberculosis,
After bacteria enter the body, what factors determine whether a person will become ill? persons weakened by illness are susceptible to infection.
List four ways in which a health care professional can prevent transmission of pathogens to healthy persons hand-washing and gloving, changing bed linen, sterilizing equipment, thermometers.
What are fomites? List three examples of fomites. Fomites are inanimate objects other than food that harbor infectious material. linens, clothing, dishes
Name two measures used to decrease the transfer of infection by the hands. washing and the use of antiseptics
Explain in what ways a Licensed Vocational nurse or other health professional is responsible for the prevention of transmission of disease in a hospital. Health professionals have the responsibility to do everything possible to protect their patients. Could result in serious illness or even the death of many people.
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