Hospital-acquired pneumonia

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    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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    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

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    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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    Hospital Acquired Infection Hospital acquired infections (nosocomial infection) are infections that develop within a hospital or are produced by microorganism acquired during hospitalization. HAI’s are common in intensive care units (ICU’s). The incidence and prevalence of nosocomial infection in ICUs is much greater than in the general in-patient population of hospital. The rates and types of hospital acquired infection, the distribution of microorganism that cause the infection and the…

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    Pneumonia Pneumonia is a type of respiratory infection that affects a person’s ability to breathe properly. It is a disease that progresses quickly if not treated properly. It has the potential to be fatal but patients usually make a full recovery. Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung’s air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to…

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    Community Acquired Pneumonia Pneumonia is an infection of the lung that involves alveoli, also known as air sacs, and is caused by various microbes including viruses, bacteria, or fungi. It is one of the leading causes of mortalities across the globe. Pneumonia commonly occurs in persons living in their home community hence the community-acquired pneumonia and also among patients who may be hospitalized for other dissimilar reasons as to pneumonia, hospital-acquire pneumonia. Up until 1930,…

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    Pneumonia Infection

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    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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    Pneumonia is caused by an inflammatory response to an organism such as streptococcus pneumoniae or escherichia coli. This inflammation occurs in the alveolar sacs and the alveoli are filled with fluid, neutrophils, and there is also an increase in mucus production.The inflammation of the alveolar sacs leads to a decrease in gas exchange which leads to hypoxia (Lewis, 2014). There are several types of pneumonia and they include: community-acquired, medical care-associated, aspiration, and…

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    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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    Thrombocytopenia

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    Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is defined as an acute infection of the pulmonary parenchyma in a patient who has acquired the infection in the community. CAP is a common and potentially serious illness. It is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, particularly in elderly patients and those with significant comorbidities (Thomas et al., 2013). In addition to being part of the hemostatic process, platelets have been increasingly recognized as an important component of…

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