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Healthcare-Associated Infections - Chapter Summary
Get an overview of healthcare-associated infections with this convenient online nursing chapter. The chapter includes expertly taught lessons that examine the causes, symptoms and treatments for a variety of infections, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-associated UTIs and central line-associated bloodstream infections. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Identify preventative measures for catheter-associated urinary tract infections
- Assess guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia treatment/prevention
- Recognize the symptoms of central line-associated bloodstream infections
- Evaluate the causes, symptoms and treatment for hypotension
The chapter's convenient online format helps you study at any time that fits your schedule. Your course dashboard will keep track of your progress, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have. Each lesson comes with a short self-assessment quiz to help you strengthen your understanding of these types of infections.
1. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)
A central line-associated bloodstream infection can lead to serious illness and death. This lesson will discuss the causes of these infections and how they can be treated and prevented.
2. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Symptoms & Prevention
Urinary catheters allow a direct path for the transmission of germs. Read this lesson to learn about the symptoms of catheter-associated urinary tract infections and what you can do to prevent them.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. What Is Hypotension? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Hypotension is low blood pressure - a condition we hear a lot less about compared to high blood pressure. Learn what causes blood pressure to drop, what the symptoms are, and what kinds of treatment options exist for this condition.
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