An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control by Kathleen Motacki

By Kathleen Motacki

This all-encompassing quantity assists nursing scholars and beginning-level RNs in constructing a realistic realizing of an infection keep watch over concerns as they relate to many alternative parts of healthiness care. The Illustrated advisor to an infection regulate covers each an infection keep watch over subject, from simple hand washing, immunizations, an infection keep an eye on in severe care, an infection keep an eye on in exertions and supply, and scientific waste disposal, to equipment of surveillance, and every little thing in between-all in a single quantity. Written through specialists within the respective fields, every one bankruptcy deals vital insights on keeping sufferers, households, viewers, volunteers, and well-being care services from an infection. Illustrations are supplied to aid reveal the subjects offered, and chapters include questions and solutions with rationales for college students to mirror upon. Key positive aspects: removes the necessity for a number of an infection regulate assets by means of overlaying all crucial issues in a single quantity Encompasses all the very important an infection keep an eye on subject matters, from uncomplicated concerns comparable to hand washing, to strong point area-specific measures akin to prevention measures for serious care nursing Covers a number of medical components of workmanship, together with acute care, dialysis, TB regulate, physician's places of work, and extra contains pre-test and post-test questions for every bankruptcy, with solutions supplied on the finish of the booklet

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Chapter 3 37 Immunizations of reported cases, accounts for 60% of measles-related deaths. Approximately 1 out of 1,000 cases will develop acute encephalitis. This serious complication can lead to permanent brain damage. Measles during pregnancy increases the risk of premature labor, miscarriage, and low-birth-weight infants, although birth defects have not been linked to measles exposure. Measles can be especially severe in persons with compromised immune systems. There is no specific treatment for measles.

Examples of engineering controls that eliminate or reduce the risk of bloodborne pathogen transmission include all of the following except: a. Hand-wash facilities b. Sharps containers c. Needleless delivery systems d. Use of high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtrations Workers in many different occupations are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS. First-aid team members, housekeeping personnel in some settings, nurses, and other health care providers are examples of workers who may be at risk of exposure.

3 Luer-Lok Syringe BD 10 mL Syringe/ Needle Combination BD Luer-Lok Tip Courtesy and © Becton, Dickinson and Company. Courtesy and © Becton, Dickinson and Company. 5 Safety glide needle before activation Courtesy and © Becton, Dickinson and Company. 6 Safety glide needle after activation Courtesy and © Becton, Dickinson and Company. (d) sufficient numbers and appropriate placement of sharps containers, (e) appropriate handling of medical waste (see Chapter 11, “Medical Waste Disposal”), and (f) appropriate handling of laundry services, if applicable.

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