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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
|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.|
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Wound Botulism: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Wound botulism is a very serious disease caused when ''Clostridium botulinum'', a type of bacteria, infects a wound. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for wound botulism.
7. 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.
8. VRSA Infection: Definition, Precautions & Treatment
The terms related to VRSA will be defined. Since VRSA and staph infections are closely related, the current medical precautions and treatments connected to this particular infection will also be discussed in this lesson.
9. Neonatal Sepsis: Definition, Causes & Types
Neonatal sepsis is a potential fatal issue affecting newborns. This lesson explores the various types, definitions, and causes of neonatal sepsis. In addition, a brief overview of risk-factors associated with sepsis will be explored.
10. 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.
11. Pneumonia and Sepsis: Symptoms & Recovery
Pneumonia is a well known illness that affects millions of people of all ages. Sepsis is an illness that is not as well known, but is being discussed more frequently. This lesson will explain what the symptoms and recovery are for both pneumonia and sepsis.
12. 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 and sepsis will be addressed as well as the current trends in this evolving medical issue.
13. 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.
14. SIRS: Symptoms & Treatment
SIRS is a serious condition caused by an assault to the body, such as infection, trauma, or inflammation. This lesson explores the symptoms and treatment of this disease.
15. 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.
16. What is the Difference Between Bacteremia and Sepsis?
Bacteremia and sepsis are sometimes confused. In this video, we'll define these terms, differentiate between them and discuss how they might be (but don't have to be) connected.
17. Post-Sepsis Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment
Post-sepsis syndrome refers to long-term physical and psychological problems that some people experience after surviving sepsis. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of post-sepsis syndrome in this lesson.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Using Procalcitonin for Sepsis Diagnosis
Sepsis is a deadly illness that attacks the body's systems. The earlier sepsis is diagnosed, the better the patient outcome. This lesson will discuss the use of procalcitonin to diagnose sepsis.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. Invasive Candidiasis: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Invasive candidiasis is an infection caused by the yeast Candida. In this lesson, you will learn about invasive candidiasis as well as the symptoms and treatments for this condition.
24. 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.
25. Pseudomonas Fluorescens Infection: Symptoms & Treatment
Pseudomonas fluorescens is a type of bacteria that can cause infection in patients with compromised immune systems. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatment of infections caused by this bacterium.
26. Pseudomonas Oryzihabitans: Symptoms & Treatment
Pseudomonas oryzihabitans is a type of bacteria that can cause infection in people, most commonly in people who are immunocompromised. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatments for infections caused by this bacteria.
27. Burkholderia Cepacia: Symptoms & Treatment
Burkholderia cepacia refers to a group of bacteria that often infects the lungs. In this lesson, we will learn about the symptoms and treatments for the diseases caused by this bacteria.
28. Burkholderia Cepacia: Identification & Characteristics
Burkholderia cepacia refers to a group of bacteria that can cause infections in the body, most often infecting the lungs. Learn about the characteristics of these bacteria and how to identify them.
29. Pseudomonas Luteola: Symptoms, Susceptibility & Treatment
Pseudomonas luteola is an uncommon organism that can cause infections in humans who have already had their health compromised. This lesson will explain what pseudomonas luteola is, as well as symptoms, susceptibility, and treatment associated with the infection.
30. Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus: Symptoms & Treatment
Vancomycin resistant enterococcus is a bacteria that is resistant to the medication known as vancomycin. The bacteria can infect different parts of the body and be difficult to treat. This lesson will discuss symptoms and treatment of vancomycin resistant enterococcus.
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