Hospital-acquired pneumonia

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  • Case Study Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

    ABSTRACT Introduction There are different types of pneumonia, whereby Hospital Acquired Pneumonia is one of them. It is a disease that is contracted in a hospital normally after 48 hours of admission. This is dangerous, normally bacterial, disease. What make the disease so dangerous is that the patients who contract the Hospital Acquired Pneumonia immune system are low as they are already critically ill. The germs in the hospital are also more dangerous than that in the community. Case Presentation This is a 59 year old causation male who was admitted in hospital with a non-ST-segment myocardial infarction and a chronic arterial fibrillation. One of the risk factors for Hospital Acquired Pneumonia is alcoholism, and the patient was an alcoholic.…

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  • Nosocomial Infections Study Guide

    The lecture is a way to introduce new material, continue discussion of a topic, and sum up course content, as well as present large blocks of complex and confusing information. In this class, the students are introduced to a new topic – “prevention of nosocomial infection”. Therefore, the lecture will be the best passive strategy that can be used in the classroom setting to convey the information. Rationale for Using Lecture: In this class, the lecture will be delivered by highlighting the…

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  • Symptoms Of Pneumonia

    diagnosed him with pneumonia. He received antibiotics for his condition but Jeffrey is now susceptible to pneumonia. Pneumonia Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs, the air sacs called the alveoli fill up with fluid and becomes inflamed (Mayoclinic, 2015). Pneumonia occurs when the immune system becomes weak from a prior infection or condition. The most common type of pneumonia that people get are caused by different types of germs. The germs that cause pneumonia are bacteria,…

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  • Pneumonia Infection

    According to the Center for Disease Control, pneumonia is considered the leading cause of death in children less than five years old. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection that occurs within the lungs. It is specifically an infection that occurs within the alveoli. The alveoli are part of the lungs where gas exchange occurs. When the alveoli become infected, it makes it much harder for the body to get the proper oxygen it needs (Driver, 2014). However, there is a way to reduce the…

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  • Ventilator Associated Trauma Case Study

    VENTILLATOR ASSOCITAED PNEUMONIA Hospital is an institution which provides medical and surgical treatment where nurses care patients in order to improve their health condition. Despite that sometimes, patients’ may develop infectious disease while receiving the health care facilities through various invasive procedures. Nosocomial infection is infection which is acquired in hospitals setting to the admitted patient which may come in sight after 48hours of admission or within 30days of…

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  • Hospital Acquired Infections: A Literature Review

    Introduction Hospital acquired infections (HAI), also known as healthcare associated infections or nosocomial infections, are infections transmitted to patients while in a hospital or other healthcare facility. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), there were approximately 722,000 patients suffering from hospital acquired infections in the United States in 2011 of whom 75,000 suffered fatalities. Accordingly, hospital acquired infections accounted for more deaths…

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  • Pathophysiology Of Pneumonia Essay

    Pneumonia is an inflammatory infection of the lungs that primarily affects the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. Pneumonia is a major health concern in the United States and a key cause of mortality and morbidity. Pneumonia can be acquired in the community, in the hospital environment, by aspiration, or inhalation of infective microorganisms (Cilloniz, Martin-Loeches, Garcia-Vidal, San Jose, and Torres, 2016). The purpose of this paper will be to educate and inform on the pneumonia…

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  • Influenza Research Paper

    INTRODUCTION Two significantly important highly pathogenic infection diseases namely Legionellosis and Influenza remains even today a threat to global health. They can cause severe community-acquired pneumonia with respiratory failure but they can also generate hospital-acquired infections.1 Moreover Legionella infection could attribute to influenza infection. The cause of influenza was definitively resolved back in 1930s with the isolation of swine influenza; a virus which when administered…

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  • Hospital Acquired Infections Essay

    Hospital-Acquired Infections Ashley Bell, Ashley Jones, Penny Ruiz, Robin Pasco, Tameka White Introduction to Hospital-Acquired Infections: Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as healthcare-acquired or nosocomial infections are infections acquired or obtained when receiving treatment or visiting a medical facility of any kind. Hospitals, clinics, and care homes host a vast variety of bacterium, viruses, and fungi. These pathogens can survive on almost any surface such as tables,…

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  • Emergency Room Summary

    Eighty-two years old male patient is presented to the emergency room with onset of dyspnea that is made worse by exertion, relieved by rest and oxygen. Patient stated that he did not try any of his home breathing treatments but did use home oxygen. Patient has a significant past medical history of coronary artery disease with two stents, COPD requiring home oxygen at 4lpm, hypothyroidism, and type 3 diabetes. While in the emergency department the patient was placed on a cardiac monitor and an…

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