We can also push out microbes that we don’t want in our system. A drug that does this is sulfa.
Nosocomial Infection are infections that are acquire thru a health care facility. Only 10% of people in hospitals acquire a nosocomial infection. The most common nosocomial infections are E. coli, enterococcus, staphylococcus aureus, and pseudomonas. All of these microbes are responsible for half the infection. The types of Nosocomial infections are UTI’S, post-surgery infections, respiratory infections and skin infections. They all can be acquire by staying at a hospital, working at a health care clinic, nursing homes and other places that health care is provided. We can also acquire them by touching unsterilized objects or disposable materials. For example we may touch linens that may have microbes that will cause you an infection. We can control the nosocomial infections by reducing the number of pathogens that patients are exposed to. We can control the infections by having proper hygiene, which means handwashing before and after working with a patient. Also by having an epidemiologist that studies diseases in populations. They will help by