Nursing_Skills_Test_One_Study_Guide

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Nursing Skills Test One Study Guide Chapter 23
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What does the CDC do? It is a government agency responsible for investigating, preventing and controlling disease. List efforts this agency does Mass immunization programs, Laws concerning safe sewage disposal regulations for the communicable disease Hospital infection-surveillance programs
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According to the QSEN, what is the leading issue in health care Safety is the leading issue in health care.
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What is an infection An infection is a disease state that results from the presence of pathogens. What is a pathogen A pathogen is a disease causing organism.
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Name the Six components to the Infection Cycle. Infectious agent Reservoir Portal of exit Means of transmission Portals of entry Susceptible host
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What is the most common causing infection agent in health care Bacteria How are they categorized Spherical (cocci) Rod shaped bacilli Corkscrew shaped spirochetes Gram postive vs. gram negative
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What kind of Bacteria has a thick cell wall that resists decolorization and is stain violet. Gram-positive Bacteria Gram-negative Bacteria can be decolorizated by what? Alcohol. (thus they do not stain)
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Explain Aerobic Bacteria Aerobic Bacteria require oxygen to live and grow. What Bacteria can live without oxygen Anaerobic bacteria .
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How do you treat viruses Antiviral medication Given during the prodromal stage can shorten the full stage of the illness Do antibiotics work on viruses NOOOO. Antibiotics have no effects on viruses
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What are Fungi plant-like organisms molds and yeast that also can cause infection Where are they present Air, soil and water Give three examples given in the book Athlete’s foot, ringworm and yeast infections.
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