One of the most common complications of the flu is a bacterial infection. Sporadically, this can become serious and progress into pneumonia. A bacterial infection can be treated by a round of antibiotics but can occasionally become life-threatening, particularly in the frail and elderly. However, because some bacterial infections can produce signs and symptoms similar to influenza, bacterial infections should be considered and appropriately treated, if suspected. In addition, bacterial co-infection can occur as a complication of influenza.
Intro: Develop an introductory paragraph describing the practice improvement issue of interest The development of a PICOT question. This project explores the evidence-based approach to improving the rates of ventilator associated pneumonia in intubated intensive care unit patients. Ventilator associated pneumonia is defined as the development of pneumonia in a mechanically ventilated and intubated patient within 48 hours before the onset of pneumonia as per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Ventilator associated pneumonia or VAP for short is the second most common nosocomial infection in the United States and the most common healthcare-associated infection of ventilated patients, affecting an estimated 28% (Halyard, 2015). The death rate of patients diagnosed with ventilator associated pneumonia is up to 33%(Halyard, 2015), and higher than the rate of death due to central line infections, sepsis and respiratory tract infections.
The scarlet fever is an infection that can develop inside people who have strep throat. The infection is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria, which are the same bacteria that cause strep throat. These bacteria produce a toxin, or poison, that causes a bright red rash on the body. The scarlet-colored rash is what gives scarlet fever its name. Aside from the rash, people with scarlet fever usually have a high fever and sore throat.
Measles, also known as rubeola, is a respiratory infection caused by the measles virus. The disease is spread through air (coughing, sneezing) or direct contact (skin-to-skin). Symptoms usually include a high fever, continuous sneezing and coughing, and inflamed eyes. These first round of symptoms usually appear one to two week after the disease is contracted. Once the mentioned symptoms develop, a rash emerges three to five days later.
Common diseases during that time included anaemia, rheumatism, arthritis, tuberculosis and dysentery (known as the flux), and the Bubonic Plague. Many factors made diseases dangerous. Fever during pregnancy was dangerous. Also, the white makeup applied to women 's faces was poisonous (lead-based) causing a lot of them to become sick. Influenza as well as STDs were common, including Syphilis.
Dermatology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders. There are widespread skin diseases, the most common four are scabies, chronic psoriasis, acne, and chickenpox. Scabies Appears on the formation of blisters causing severe itching. Chronic psoriasis is a large rough spot. Acnes are caused by inflammation of the sebaceous
WHAT IS LEGIONNAIRES - Peter Legionnaires' disease is a sometimes lethal form of pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria of the Legionella family. Legionnaires disease can occur after a person inhales contaminated water vapour or dust. HOW IS IT SPREAD - Peter It is caused by the bacterium Legionella, which has over 50 different species, with one of the most common legionnaires disease causing strain in australia being Legionella pneumophila. The bacteria can be found in both
It enters the body through the lungs and is carried to the internal organs. Then, the skin is infected and boils and rashes will appear all over. Smallpox is spread through contact between people and saliva when talking, coughing or sneezing. It can also be spread rapidly when the boils on the skin burst, leading to the smallpox DNA going everywhere.The highly infectious disease ravaged and plagued across the globe, decimating a large number of the population. In the 18th century, it had an astonishing mortality rate of 90% in the United States.
Aspiration pneumonia is caused by an abnormal entry of material, such as food, into the trachea and lungs from the mouth or stomach. The aspirated material initiates an inflammatory response, triggering a vascular reaction, causing an increase of blood flow and vessel permeability (Lewis et al., 2014). The patient in this particular situation choked on food, which caused some of the material to be inhaled into the airways, a process known as aspiration. Information gathered from the patient’s history and clinical presentation provided evidence as to what led the patient to choke and develop aspiration pneumonia. Inhalation of foreign materials, in this case, food particles, occurs more often in patients with a lowered level of consciousness
Those who vape are susceptible to bronchitis or severe cough, teary or dry eyes, and lung cancer. These risks that those who vape take are serious conditions, but those who do the vaping aren’t the only ones susceptible to these conditions, those around them are also exposed to secondhand vaping which is just as bad as taking in the vapor directly from