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Basic patient care body defenses
How does the immune system protect the body?
Protects the body by recognizing harmful substances known as antigens
Antigens are (List 6):
The Immune Response consists of:
2 types of immunities are:
: Passive, Innate
What is a immunodeficiency?
Disorders clinically a result of impaired function of one or more components of the immune system or the inflammatory response.
Clinical hallmark for immunodeficiencies in children and adults.
: 6 to 12 infections per year
: 2 to 4 infections per year
: Always genetic
: Nutritional, Iatrogenic, Caused by trauma (AIDS), Caused by stress
What does a nurses assessment include?
Health history, disorders and diseases, medications/blood transfusions, lifestyle and other factors, physical examination.
Disorders and diseases during a nurse's assessment should include:
Physical Examinations during the Nurse's Assessment should include:
Skin and Mucous Membranes
Chronic Illness and Surgery
Name 7 Diagnostic Evaluation tests:
Leukocytes and Lymphocyte Tests
Humoral and Cellular Immunity Tests
Phagocytic Cell Function Tests
Complement Component Tests
Specific Antigen-antibody Tests
HIV Infection Tests
2 types of Inflammation are:
Symptoms of Inflammation
Loss of function
What causes inflammation?
3 possible outcomes to inflammation are:
Elimination of the stimulus
Arrest of the disease
Progression of the disease.
What happens when the body's defense system does not response appropriately?
When the immune system does harm to the body by way of an exaggerated immune response, it leads to
inflammation and tissue injury.
Hypersensitivities include 2 types:
Autoimmune disease is:
when the body's immune system begins to recognize self antigens as foreign.
3 facts about latex allergies:
1. 10-17% of health care workers
2. 1-3% of general population
3. Types of exposure
: cutaneous, mucous membranes, inhalation, internal tissue, intravascular routes.