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Week 11 Discussion: Prompt 1 : Galen's first program outcome is "Safe, Patient-Centered Care." Upon completion of this program, you should be competent and able to deliver safe, patient-centered care to all your patients. Every course you take in this program should help you towards those goals. Please address the questions below: What did you learn in Microbiology that will help you deliver safe, patient-centered care? Are there any patient care behaviors that you have changed in your nursing practice this quarter as a result of your new microbiology knowledge? If not, are there any Microbiology-related mistakes that you see your colleagues making in your places of employment? What is the most important thing that a nurse should know about Microbiology? Pick 2 of the following to discuss. Explain the diagnostic methods used in identifying unknown organisms (ie: microscope, metabolic, etc). (USLO 11.1) List differences between pathogens (fungi, bacteria, protozoan, etc) that could be a selective target for drug treatment. (USLO 11.2) Describe the modes of action of antimicrobial drugs (ie: cell membrane, cell wall, protein synthesis, etc). Please provide an example drug for each. (USLO 11.3)

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