Influenza Virus: A Case Study

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Hi Nicole, as a nurse, I am responsible to protect my patients. One of the ways I protect my patients is by properly washing my hands, utilizing hand sanitizer when washing hands is not an option or available. Using gloves in addition to personal protective equipment and sterilizing equipment and surfaces will decrease the risk and spread of the influenza virus. It is so important as a nurse that I always educate my patients as well as their family members regarding health promotion, in order to reduce the spread of not only the influenza virus but bacterial infections as well. Majority of my patients are immunosuppressed therefore their risk of getting sick from the flu can progress into a deadly virus (Groeneveld, 2009). Many people believe

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