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Stages of Infection

…muscle ache, itchiness and rashes to extreme severe aches, chills and vomiting any other symptom that indicates infection. At this point, the host is unable to perform his routine activities in life because the infection is affecting the normal functioning of the body. Convalescent Stage – The recovery stage in which acute symptoms start to vanish or disappear and the host patient return to his normal state of health. In most cases, the pathogen…

What are the Stages of Infections?

Incubation Stage The incubation period is the time between entry of infectious agent in the host and the onset of symptoms. During this time, the infectious agent invades the tissue and multiplies to produce an infection. The client is typically infectious to others during the latter part of this stage. For example, the incubation period for varicella (chickenpox) is 2 to 3 weeks. the infected person is contagious from 5 days before any sk…

Focus on Nosocomial Infection?

A nosocomial infection is an infection acquired in a hospital or health care facility that was not present when the client was admitted in the hospital.  A nosocomial infection also include those infections that become symptomatic after the client is discharged and infections passed to other medical personnel.  Nosocomial infections, also termed as hospital acquired infections, typiaclly fall into four categories: urinary tract, surgical wounds,…

Disease Affecting The Gastrointestinal System – Typhoid Fever

…A: Enteric Fever Causative agent: Salmonella typhosa Incubation period: Usually between 7 – 14 days Period of communicability: For as long as the bacteria are in the stools Mode of transmission: – By food and water contaminated by stools and urine of patinets or carriers.  The vehicles are the 5 F’s: Feces, Food, Flies, Fomites, Fingers Diagnostic/Laboratory exams: a.  Blood culture: during the prodromal stage – Widal te…

What are German Measles?

…The person who has a German measles suffers the symptoms of headache, loss of appetite and mild conjunctivitis, the runny nose and the swelling of the joints. The german measles triggered by the rubella virus which is typically transferred by droplets from the nose or throat that others breathe in. It is very mild in the case of the children who are affected with this kind of disease. The crucial part of having measles is the infection of pregna…

What is German Measles?

…ncubation Period: Usually 10 days Period of Communicability: 4-7 days after the onset of catarrhal symptoms Mode of transmission: droplet infection Signs and Symptoms: Pre-eruptive stage Forcheimer’s spots – pathognomonic enanthema which consists of fine red spots on the soft palate or uvula, seen on the 1st day. With or without slight fever, headache, mild sore throat, loss of appetite, runnynose. Leukopenia during febrile stage

Mind’s Nest Review Center

…nd preparation with the right people. In lieu of which, the review program of the center featured a select group of top of the line lecturers who are not only great practitioners of the nursing profession but great teachers, and have all equally excelled in the board exam. Moreover, one of the distinct methods of the review program is its prioritization of the “must-know” nursing concepts which are explained in the easiest and most se…

What is Ancylostomiasis

Ancylostomiasis is the condition of infection by Ancylostoma hookworms AKA: hookworm disease Causative Agent: Necator americanus; Ancylostoma duodenale and A. ceylanicum Bloodletting activity of the nematode leads to iron dificiency and hypochromic, microcytic anemia, the major cause of disability Incubation Period: a few weeks to many months, depending on intesity of infection and iron intake Period of Communicability: several years Mode of…

San Lazaro Hospital Manila

…ed to National Mental Hospital ( National Center for Mental Health) while its leper patients were transferred to the Tala Leprosarium, now Jose N. Rodriquez Memorial Hospital. Today, the San Lazaro Hospital is a SLH is a referral facility for Infectious/ Communicable Diseases and a special tertiary hospital under the Department of Health (DOH) which is subsidized by the national government. As a specialized tertiary hospital, the San Lazaro Hospi…

FNCP for Inadequate Living Space

…on settlers that are often cramped in unsanitary and illegal spaces. Inadequate living space particularly refers the crowding of family members in a house, which among others increases the risk of unhygienic practices as well as the susceptibility of family members to acquire easily communicable diseases to spread within the household. The Family Nursing Care Plan is essentially aimed to create intervention measures to prevent or reduce the sprea…

St. Michael’s Medical Center

…ospital essentially provides referrals to specialized clinics for specialized cases. Located at the second floor of trinisia Center EDSA Arayat Cubao Quezon City, St. Michael’s Medical Center envisions to deliver a total quality management system that is experienced and shared by its patients as well as through continues quality improvement of its professional team of healthcare workers. It aims to provide the best quality services which is defin…

What are Cerebrovascular Diseases (CVA)?

…oms – loss of memory for recent events; confusion, personality changes, lightheadedness, vertigo, blurring of vision, recurrent transient ischemic attacks (TIA) – a focal neurologic deficit that last from a few minutes to a few hours due to a transient disturbance of the blood supply to a localized area of the brain. Cerebral Aneurysm – a localized out pouching of the wall of an artery and most commonly due to congenital weakne…

Extent of Burn Injury

Rule of Nine useful for the immediate appraisal of the burned area. This is a rapid and popular method for estimating percent of TBSA. This rule which was first devised by Pulanski and Tennison, divides the body surface into areas representing percent or multiples of 9 percent. Head and Neck 9 percent Anterior trunk 18 percent Posterior trunk 18 percent Perineum…

HealthStar International

…nception in 1996, HealthStar has successfully recruited, processed, and placed Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Registered Nurses for their clients in the U.S. The successful partnership with their local, regional, and national clients continues to build our solid reputation in the foreign recruitment industry. With the current acute shortage of nurses in the United States, the primary focus of foreign recruitment for HealthStar i…

Diseases Affecting the Respiratory System – Diptheria

…ecting 1/50 minimum lethal dose (MLD) of diphtheria toxin 10 0.1 or 0.2 ml of NSS intra-dermally Interpretation of results > Shick-negative: immune to diphtheria > Shick positive: large red area, sometimes with a central blister, within 24-48 hours, means susceptibility (not immune) to diphtheria Diptheria To determine hypersensitivity to diphtheria Nose and Throat Swab To determine presence of microorganism and if patient is still comm…

Zamboanga City Medical Center

The Zamboanga City Medical Center started as a General Hospital on September 01, 1918. It started out as a single pavilion with the primary goal of providing health education and treatment for communicable diseases. However in time, it expanded its services to include surgical, obstetrics and ancillary services like x-rays and minor laboratory services. The return to normalcy after World War II in 1948, saw the hospital in ruins. Restoration was…