Combating Infection
Creator:   Nursing
Created:   10/21/2014
Contains:  63 items

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Zika virus: Facing a new threat

Simon, R. Bryan; Carpenetti, Tiffany L.

Nursing . 46(8):24-31, August 2016.

Worried patients are looking to their healthcare providers for information about the Zika virus and their personal risk. Update your knowledge about Zika virus infection, including how it's transmitted and what to teach patients about preventive measures.

Helping children survive sepsis

Duffy, Mary K.; Moloney-Harmon, Patricia A.

Nursing . 45(2):34-40, February 2015.

Severe sepsis in children is associated with alarming morbidity and mortality. Take this opportunity to update your knowledge of sepsis as outlined in the most recent guidelines from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, including evidence-based nursing considerations for newborns and children.

Hepatitis goes viral

Harris, Helene; Crawford, Ann

Nursing . 43(11):38-43, November 2013.

Update your knowledge about five types of viral hepatitis, including how diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care differ depending on the causative pathogen. Reading this article will help prepare you to minimize the risk of serious complications and educate patients about self care.

Targeting Lyme disease

Marchese, Nicole Mae; Primer, Shannon Renee

Nursing . 43(5):28-33, May 2013.

Can you recognize signs and symptoms of this common vector-borne disease? Update your knowledge of the latest diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines, then take a bite out of Lyme disease by teaching your patients about prevention measures.

Cat scratch disease

McGraw, Mark

Nursing . 43(2):50-54, February 2013.

Although associated with cats, this infection can be carried by many other creatures, including dogs, horses, and certain ticks and flies. Here's the lowdown on how to recognize cat scratch disease and what to teach patients about it.

3 bad bugs

Delahanty, Kim; Myers, Frank

Nursing . 40(3):24-30, March 2010.

What you need to know about three dangerous infections increasingly prevalent in hospitalized patients: a new, multidrug-resistant form of MRSA; "Acinetobacter" baumannii, a threat to soldiers in Iraq as well as stateside; and a strain of Clostridium difficile that constantly produces toxins

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