Infection Control PowerPoint 1.ppt - Infection Control Basic Principals of Infection Control How disease is transmitted and the main ways to prevent

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Infection Control
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Basic Principals of Infection Control How disease is transmitted and the main ways to prevent transmission. Microorganisms are small living organisms invisible to the naked eye Two types of microorganisms 1. Pathogens 2. Nonpathogens
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What are microorganisms? Microorganisms are small living organisms invisible to the naked eye There are five classes of microorganisms Bacteria, protozoa, fungi, rickettsiae, and viruses.
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Classifications of microorganisms Bacteria – cocci round MRSA, strepthroat bacilli rods i.e. TB, pertussis, botulism spirilla spirals i.e. syphilis, cholera Protozoa- one cell animal-like i.e. malaria Fungi – plant-like organisms i.e. Yeasts, molds i.e. Ringworm, thrush etc.
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Microorganisms (cont.) Rickettsiae- parasitic i.e. Lice, ticks, fleas Viruses - cannot reproduce without a cell, major risk to healthcare workers and are blood borne: Examples of viruses, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, HIV.
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Factors for Growth of Microorganisms Most prefer warm, moist or wet, dark environment i.e. the human body Oxygen needs vary anaerobic no oxygen aerobic needs oxygen
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