Infection Control

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  1. The chain of Infection
    there are six links that represent the process of infection
  2. What happens is one link of the chain is removed
    if one of the links in the chain is removed then the spread of infection can be prevented.
  3. The six links of the chain includes
    • causative agent 
    • reservoir of the agent 
    • portal of exit
    • mode of transmission 
    • portal of entry 
    • susceptible host
  4. Causative Agent description
    the microorganism that causes infection or disease
  5. infection agents capable of producing diseases includes
    • protozoa 
    • fungi 
    • bacteria 
    • virus
  6. Reservoir of the Agent description
    where microbes live and reproduce.
  7. Main sources for reservoirs icludes
    • human 
    • animal 
    • non-living
  8. Portal of Exit description
    using a gateway to get out from the reservoir
  9. Mode of Transmission description
    how the causative agent moves from one reservoir to another
  10. List four principle transmission routes and example of each
    • contact 
    • airborne 
    • vehicle 
    • vector
  11. Portal of Entry description
    finding the gateway to get in.
  12. Susceptible Host description
    a person who is vulnerable and may be infection by a causative agent
  13. A carrier is defined as a
    person that had the pathogenic organism in them but it doe snot affect the person because the pathogenic organism is not active.
  14. a perosn harbouring pathogenic organism but with no signs of infectio is called
  15. dieasea that primarily found in animas but may be transmitted to humans are called
  16. a zoonose is defined as
    The pathogenic organism were frist find in animals but afterward it was transmitted to huamans
  17. Non-living Reservoirs such as
    soil and water
  18. Two notable exception are
    • botulism 
    • tetanus
  19. Botulism is
    • a type of food prisoning 
    • for the diease to happened spore must grow in food then produce a toxin
  20. Tetanus only results when spores are introduced into human tissue under conditions where ther is little or no oxygen present
    Tetanus only results when spores are introduced into human tissue under conditions where ther is little or no oxygen present
  21. Bacteria likes what kind of environments
    moist environements
  22. what does non-living reservouris mean to a healthcare facilitites?
    it one of the concerns that healthcare workers had
  23. Non-Living resevoirs in hospital
    • leaking drainpipes 
    • wet equipement
    • therapy pool 
    • sink 
    • contamined drugs 
    • toys 
    • diapers
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Infection Control
2015-09-16 01:41:40

Module 3: INFC 206
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