About This Chapter
Bloodborne Pathogens & the Spread of Diseases - Chapter Summary
These informative and engaging lessons cover concepts related to the spread of disease and bloodborne pathogens. Inside the chapter, you'll find essential information pertaining to the different types of disease transmission. You'll also learn how understanding the chain of infection can help with treatment.
These lessons are typically less than ten minutes long, which enables you to quickly take away the important disease transmission topics. We've included self-assessment quizzes to help you check your understanding of the material. You can keep track of your progress through the chapter using your course Dashboard, and their online format means you can study the lessons at any time that fits your schedule.
How It Helps
This training resource can be used by new or experienced teachers who need to fulfill their school district's bloodborne pathogen compliance requirements. These informative lessons offer an effective method for studying bloodborne transmission information and can also be used by healthcare professionals who want to better understand disease spreading and prevention.
This chapter will enable you to:
- Outline several ways that bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted
- Understand how human beings get sick from various types of transmission
- Determine how the chain of infection can help prevent and treat diseases
1. Bloodborne Pathogens Transmission
It turns out that bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted through many ways other than blood. If you wish to find out these other modes of transmission, then read this lesson!
2. The Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission
This lesson will discuss the different ways you can get sick. We'll discuss how pathogenic microbes can be transmitted to you or someone else as we explore horizontal and vertical transmission as well as vectors, vehicles, and fomites.
3. Chain of Infection: Definition & Example
Infectious disease results from the interaction of an agent, a host, and an environment. Most of these diseases follow a typical chain of infection that ends with an infected host. Understanding the chain of infection can help with both the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
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