Then of course we have communicable diseases that are more complex than heart

Then of course we have communicable diseases that are

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non-compliance is a reason, their diet is definitely a core factor. Then of course we have communicable diseases that are more complex than heart disease like the one we are dealing with now. The disease chain model represents how a disease can encompass their host, it includes an infectious host, susceptible host, reservoirs, portal of re-entry, portal of exit, and means of transportation (Grand Canyon University, 2020). If one is to break the chain, the occurrence of new infection can be preventable. Let’s take for example the scenario presented in our learning, the use of acrylic nails. Through research, we know that bacteria can live and grow in acrylic nails even after handwashing. In order to break the chain of transmission, healthcare workers are encouraged not to use acrylic nails (Grand Canyon University, 2020). I know my unit is very strict about this and for those that come to work with acrylic nails are usually talked to and given a warning. This is a one of the forms that nurses can break the link within the communicable disease chain. The simple act of hand washing is another form. Leaving a patient room and immediately using hand sanitizer and washing your hands thereafter can break the chain at the point of transmission. Skin breakdown can be another form of entry for an infectious agent, so as nurse we use heel protectors for our patients. Immediately when we admit a patient who is non ambulatory, we order prevalon boots for them, that way we can assure their heels are being protected. References
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Department of Human Services. (2020, 10 08). Access to Foods that Support Healthy Eating Patterns. Retrieved from Office of Disease Prevention and Helath Promotion: HealthyPeople.gov Falkner, A., & Green, S. Z. (2018). Community & Public Health: The Future of Healthcare . - care/v1.1/#/chapter/2 Grand Canyon University. (2020). Chain of infection. Retrieved from:
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