EmtCommDisease - Communicable Disease Temple College EMS...

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Communicable Disease Temple College EMS Professions
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Infectious Disease Produced by invasion of body by Bacteria Viruses Fungi Other organisms
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Communicable Disease Infectious disease Transmissible from one infected organism to another
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Transmitted by: Direct contact Indirect contact Airborne transmission Vehicle transmission (food, water, needles) Vector transmission (organisms)
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Prevention Maintain good personal health status Regular physical exams
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Prevention Immunizations for: Tetanus/diphtheria Hepatitis B Measles, mumps, rubella TB skin test at least annually
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Prevention Consider immunizations for: Influenza Hepatitis A Chicken pox
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Prevention Wash hands following patient contacts Wear gloves when contact with human body fluids is anticipated Wear face mask if patient has productive cough (or put mask on patient)
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Prevention Avoid needle stick (Do NOT recap needles) Clean up blood spills quickly using bleach solution Use disposable equipment
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Tuberculosis
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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