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Why do we have super bugs?
- Prescriptions are over prescribed.
- Not finishing medication
- Animal products full of antibiotics(beef, milk, etc)
How do we stay protected against microorganisms?
- Skin in tact, no holes
- Stay healthy
What is Sepsis?
Infection that has entered the blood stream. Colonized- dormant, multiplying
What is a Pathogen?
A disease producing micro-organism.
What is a micro-organism?
virus, bacteria, parasite or fungi
What is resident flora?
normal microorgansims that live in and outside the human body.
What is Transient flora?
Micro-organisms picked up by the nurse directly or indirectly.
What is asepsis?
Absence of disease producing micro-organisms.
What is a normal WBC (White blood cell) count?
What is a virus?
- single celled organism. Needs a host to replicate
- Antibiotics not effective
What is a bacteria?
- Many different kinds
- Treatable with antibiotics
What is a Fungus?
Plant and animals
What is the CDC, and what happened that encouraged the organization of it?
Center for Disease Control, The AIDS outbreak
What is OSHA?
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
What is MRSA?
Methicillin resistant staph aureus