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Scenario One -
Mary Gordon is an elderly lady who was admitted to a medical ward for treatment of a gastrointestinal
infection. Mary is on bed rest and requires full assistance with all activities of daily living. She has frequent
uncontrolled diarrhoea and her nurse has been providing excellent care to maintain her cleanliness,
comfort and dignity. Following one episode of providing perineal care for Mary and changing the bed linen,
the nurse is called immediately to another client to attend to a dressing that has started to fall off a
person’s large abdominal visceral wound. The nurse’s hands were not washed before attending to the
dressing. That client subsequently developed an infection in her wound
the pathogen was identified as
What is the source of the E. coli pathogen?
Briefly describe each of the following in the chain of infection.
A: - The source of E. coli pathogen is Mary Gordon (Gastrointestinal infection).
Infectious agent: Is any pathogen to cause illness, so right now is Escherichia Coli.
Reservoir: where pathogen dwells. Mary Gordon.
Portal of exit: Is the site from where pathogen leaves the host. E. Loop get out from Mary through
looseness of the bowels.