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Infection Control

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Hospital-Acquired Infections Infections acquired in hospital/clinic settings. UTIs, staph, etc.
Reservoir (infection) any person, animal, insect, plant, soil, or substances in which infectious agent lives or multiplies.
Portal of Exit How infection leaves body: Blood Mucus Breast milk urine feces semen vomitus other secretions
Portal of Entry How infection ENTERS the body: Respiratory tract Gastrointestinal tract Urinary Gynecological Blood Tissue
Direct Transmission Requires contact with organism to acquire. EX: MRSA Hep B Hep C HIV Chlamydia C. difficile
Indirect Transmission No direct contact necessary to transmit. MRSA Hep A C. botulinum C. difficile
Created by: adlarson