The Colonization Of Microorganisms And An Area Of The Body That Can Cause Disease Or Illness
MassBay Community College
April 29, 2015
Primary Concept The concept for this journal is infection. Infection is the colonization of microorganisms in an area of the body that can cause disease or illness. North Carolina Board of Educators, 2011, Volume 2, explains the chain of infection which begins with the etiologic agent also known as the microorganism, the reservoir in which they reside, portal of exit on how they leave, method of transmission is how they travel, portal of entry to the susceptible host as to how the microorganism enters the host’s body, and lastly the susceptible host, which can be any individual, especially those who have a comprised immune system. North Carolina Board of Educators, 2011, Volume 2, p. 454 states “More than any other group of health care providers, nurses think about infection prevention all the time…As a result, nurses are directly involved in providing a biologically safe environment. Infection control is a central tenant to delivering quality nursing care.” North Carolina Board of Educators, 2011, Volume 2, explains microorganisms exist throughout our entire body, but if they travel to different areas, infection may result in that particular area. “For example, Escherichia coli is a normal inhabitant of the large intestine, but a common cause of infection of the urinary tract” North Carolina Board of Educators, 2011, Volume 2, p. 454.
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