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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…

Care of Clients with Infections and Inflammatory Reactions

…outside the body May be harmful or beneficial d. Protozoa Larger than bacteria Absorb nutrients from the body of the host e. Rickettsia Small, gram-negative bacteria-like microbes that can induce life-threatening infections Like viruses, they require a host cell for replication Usually transmitted througha bite of arthropod carriers like lice, fleas, ticks as well as through waste products f. Spirochete A bacterium with flexible, slender,…

Stages of Infection

Infection is the invasion of an organism in the tissues of a living creature especially humans which often causes disease because of the disruption that these organism can cause, the toxins that harm the tissue or as a result of the negative reaction of host tissues to these organisms. The infection of the tissue is not abrupt but follows a gradual stage as follows: Incubation Stage – or the incubation period starts in the entry of the infectiou…

Care of Clients with Infections and Inflammatory Reactions : Leptospirosis

Important Information: – Increased incidence during the rainy season because of flood – Sewer workers, farmers, miners and slaughterhouse workers are among those at risk – Disease of a low-form animal AKA: – mud fever – Weil’s Disease – Swamp fever – Canicola Disease – Pretibial Disease – Swineherd’s Disease – Ictero-hemorrhagic spirochetosis – hemorrhagic jaundice Causative agent: Leptospira interrogans Incubation period: usually…

Focus on Nosocomial Infection?

…ty 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, pneumonia, and septicemia. Usually, nosocomial infections are transmitted by health…

PSMID 2013 Convention

…nt bugs. Plenary three is about Climate change and infectious diseases. Plenary five is about Catheter – related infections: its all about biofilms. Plenary six is about Statins and infections: the Science behind. Plenary sever is entitled Current challenges of treating HIV and HCV/ HBV co infected patients. Finally, Plenary eight is entitled clinical practice guidelines: typhoid fever and Management of opportunistic infections in AIDS. The conve…

What are Cerebrovascular Diseases (CVA)?

Cerebrovascular Diseases is a disease of blood vessels in the brain. This includes the following: Cerebral Aretriosclerosis – is a chronic degenerative process characterized by the gradual development of athoroma (faty plaque) in the blood vessels Signs and Symptoms – loss of memory for recent events; confusion, personality changes, lightheadedness, vertigo, blurring of vision, recurrent transient ischemic attacks (TIA) –…

HealthStar International

…he recruitment of nurses. They are actively recruiting nurses from India and the Philippines, but at the request of their clients, they can also research and possibly recruit in other countries as well. As of January 1, 2006, over 450 nurses recruited by HealthStar have arrived in the U.S. with valid visas and full licenses to practice. In addition, they have approximately 750 nurses in various stages of processing who are expected to enter the U…

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…