Chapter 27 Taylor
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a disease state that results from the presence of pathogens
Six components of infection:
infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, means of transmission, portals of entry, susceptible host
Bacteria is the number one?
commonly observed infection-causing agents in healthcare insitutions
smallest of all microorganisms
ability to cause disease
occuring in one specific region or populations
What are the four stages of infection:
incubation, prodromal, full stage of illness, and convalescent
A person is most contagious during which stage?
What are the cardinal signs of acute infection:
redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function-usually at the site of injury and inflamation
When can disinfection be used?
When preparing the skin for a procedure or cleaning a piede of equipment that does not enter a sterile body part
When is sterilization used?
Normally performed on equipment that is entering a sterile portion of the body
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