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Ch 8: Infections of the Blood & Respiratory System

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In this chapter is a comprehensive overview of infections of the blood and respiratory system. Explore short lessons to strengthen your knowledge of catheter related infections and ventilator associated pneumonia.

Infections of the Blood & Respiratory System - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Boost your knowledge of blood and respiratory system infections by reviewing lessons developed by top instructors. Each lesson explores a different topic to ensure you have a good grasp of blood stream infections from catheters, as well as pneumonia associated with ventilator use. Feel confident that you've grasped concepts covered in this chapter by testing your knowledge with short lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. If you have questions about any lesson topics, feel free to submit them to our experts. These steps will ensure you have full comprehension of:

  • Blood stream infections related to catheter use
  • The definition of ventilator associated pneumonia
  • Ventilator associated pneumonia guidelines
  • How to treat and prevent ventilator associated pneumonia

Lesson Objective
Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections Study blood stream infections that can arise with the use of a catheter.
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Definition & Guidelines Review the definition and guidelines of ventilator associated pneumonia.
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Treatment & Prevention Learn ways to prevent and treat pneumonia associated with ventilator use.

16 Lessons in Chapter 8: Infections of the Blood & Respiratory System
Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections

1. Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections

Is it possible to be infected via a catheter in a hospital? If so, why does this happen, what are the potential consequences, and how is this problem diagnosed and treated?

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Definition & Guidelines

2. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Definition & Guidelines

Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a preventable infection that sometimes occurs in ventilated patients in the hospital. The purpose of this module is to define VAP and discuss guidelines on how to prevent and treat VAP.

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Treatment & Prevention

3. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Treatment & Prevention

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a preventable infection that occurs in the hospital and increases hospital stays. The purpose of this lesson is to review VAP and discuss how it is treated and how it can be prevented.

Varicella Zoster Virus: Definition & History

4. Varicella Zoster Virus: Definition & History

Chikenpox and shingles are commonly known to cause itchy and painful rashes in the community. This lesson will discuss the history and definition of varicella zoster virus (VZV) which can cause chickenpox and shingles.

Varicella Zoster Virus: Symptoms & Treatment

5. Varicella Zoster Virus: Symptoms & Treatment

Varicella-zoster virus is a unique virus because it can cause two different illnesses. In this lesson, learn the symptoms and treatments for each of these infections.

MRSA Infection: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

6. MRSA Infection: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

MRSA is a bacteria that is causing infections in hospitals and the community. This lesson will cover the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of an MRSA infection.

Neonatal Sepsis: Symptoms & Treatment

7. Neonatal Sepsis: Symptoms & Treatment

Neonatal sepsis is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition in newborn babies. Symptoms of sepsis must be easily and quickly recognized by the healthcare professional so that treatment can begin promptly. This lesson will review the symptoms and treatment of neonatal sepsis.

What is the Difference Between SIRS & Sepsis?

8. What is the Difference Between SIRS & Sepsis?

This lesson will identify the difference between Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) and Sepsis. Important facts surrounding the identification and treatment of SIRS-Sepsis will be addressed as well as the current trends in this evolving medical issue.

What is Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)?

9. What is Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)?

This lesson will define Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS). The clinical signs of the syndrome and possible causes will be described. The need to recognize this syndrome will also be discovered.

Urosepsis: Definition, Symptoms, Complications & Treatment

10. Urosepsis: Definition, Symptoms, Complications & Treatment

Urosepsis is a serious an life-threatening condition that initially starts as a urinary tract infection. Read this lesson to learn more about the hallmark symptoms that define urosepsis, potential complications of this condition, and how to individualize treatments to overcome this illness.

What is the Difference Between Bacteremia and Sepsis?

11. What is the Difference Between Bacteremia and Sepsis?

Bacteremia and sepsis are sometimes confused. This lesson defines these terms, differentiates them, and then tells you how they might be (but don't have to be) connected.

Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis

12. Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis

This article will define sepsis and describe the reason septic patients need intravenous fluids in order to get better. We will talk about the amount and type of fluid necessary to protect the patient.

What is the Difference Between Sepsis and Septic Shock?

13. What is the Difference Between Sepsis and Septic Shock?

Are you unsure as to what sepsis and septic shock really mean? Are you confused as to the difference between sepsis and septic shock? If you said yes to any question, read this lesson.

Why are Lactic Acid Levels Elevated in Sepsis Patients?

14. Why are Lactic Acid Levels Elevated in Sepsis Patients?

This article will describe what information a lactate level provides, and why it is important to know lactate levels in sepsis patients. You will also learn what increasing and decreasing lactate levels mean for this patient population.

Nursing Interventions for Sepsis

15. Nursing Interventions for Sepsis

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by an infection in the body. This lesson will discuss sepsis and nursing interventions that can be beneficial in its treatment.

Bacteremia: Definition, Symptoms, Complications & Treatment

16. Bacteremia: Definition, Symptoms, Complications & Treatment

Bacteremia is often confused with sepsis, but they are not the same thing. In this lesson, you'll learn what bacteremia is, how it might be connected to sepsis, and what its signs, symptoms, complications and treatments are.

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