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    Cause and spread of infection

    1.1 Bacteria are single cell organisms that cause infections, there are both good bacteria for example which lives in the gut , helping break down nutrients for the bodies needs as well as bad bacteria which can cause infections. They can produce toxins which are poisonous, and in optimum circumstances can multiply every 10-20 minutes […] More

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    The principles of infection prevention and control

    1. ‘It is our responsibility as employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace; this involves working safely to protect myself, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection include the Health and […] More

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    Infection prevention and control of infections

    Understanding roles and responsibilities An employee must maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and also health. They should be aware of the company policies and procedures when it comes to infection control and follow the best practice in prevention. The working environment needs to be kept clean and hygienic. Any risks should be reported […] More

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    How Does Infection Enter the Body?

    How does infection enter the body? Infection control is about controlling the spread of communicable diseases between people. Some of the individuals we support will be particularly vulnerable to infection and this means you need to be extra vigilant! In order to spread infection, there needs to be a source, a host, a means of […] More

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    Infection Control

    This is a reflective assignment that will reflect upon a scenario that took place during the clinical placement of a student nurse in theatres. The assignment will focus on MRSA protocols in theatres, why it is important and how the use of reflection assists in the continuous professional development of a student nurse. Throughout the […] More

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    Managing Outbreaks of an Infection

    NICE and Department of Health Guidelines NICEandDepartment of Health guidelines set the standards for high quality healthcare. It encourages a healthy lifestyle for people. The NICE and Department of Health guidelines are also used by the NHS, Local Authorities, employers, voluntary groups and anyone else involved in delivering care and promoting wellbeing. The recommendations that […] More

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    Infection control

    1.1 Bacteria are one celled micro-organisms that get their nutrients fro their environment to live eg: The human body. Bacteria causes infections and can reproduce either inside or outside the body. Viruses are pieces of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein. Viruses need to be inside living cells to […] More

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    Clostridium Difficle Infection In Health-Care Workers

    According to Bouza (2005), Clostridium Difficile is a bacillus that is gram positive and forms spores. Its main mode of distribution is the environment whereby it also colonizes 3-5% of all healthy adults without causing any symptoms that can be noticed. At infancy, clostridium difficile colonizes between 2% and 70%, but the rates decrease with […] More