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Infection Control

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Infectious Agents bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa
chain of infection etiologic agent (what agent caused), resevoir (source of agent/ natural growth), Portal of exit, (how it leaves resevoir),Method of tranmission(how it travels-fomites/vectors/airborne), Portal of entry(how it enters the host), Susceptible host
4 phases of infection Incubation, prodromal(onset to non-specific s&s), Period of illness, convalescent (when acute symptoms disappear
Localized infection effects a single organ or body part
systematic infection effects entire body; can be severe= sepsis
Inflammatory response redness, swelling, pain and heat
Types of isolation used to control infection Airborne, droplet, contact, reverse or protective (protects patient from us),
Nursing diagnosis related to infection control Risk for infection
Created by: laceynickie