What is an INFECTION - What is an INFECTION The presence of...

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December 21, 16 What is an INFECTION? The presence of a pathogen IN or ON the body The hospitals are one of the easiest places to get an infection Health care workers are often the worst offenders at transmitting infections. (Especially Doctors) NOSOCOMIAL INFECTION is an infection contracted in a hospital Principles of Asepsis Asepsis -> The condition in which pathogens are absent or controlled Sepsis -> Conditions in which pathogens are present or not controlled Modes of Transmission: 1. Contact Transmission – Occurs by transfer of microbes through physical touch. Contact transmission is by direct or indirect contact. i. Multidrug-resistant organisms ii. Gastrointestinal organisms iii. Skin infections iv. Wound infections
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b. Direct Contact Transmission – Occurs by touching an infected of colonized person. Many personal care activities require direct contact, such as bathing or turning a client in bed. Even shaking hands transmits microbes.
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