Nosocomial Infections

Part A : Nosocomial Infections
Nosocomial infections also known today as health care associated infection . This type of infection can be   acquired while a person is a patient, client, resident of a health care facility or from any health care provider. These infections are not only acquired in health care facilities but also from home care and in community settings such as stores, churches, and schools. The most common infections that are acquired   within the health care settings are respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal tract infections and skin infections. Alot of the time these infections are acquired in the health care facilities but are not detected until after discharge. These infections can become serious in sick, frail and older clients.
Nosocomial infections are a concern because they are so easily transmitted between people. Once these infections are acquired and have not been detected, they can become difficult to treat and the treatment for them can impair the   normal human   defences. Nosocomial infections are a concern with the elderly because often older adults will not show the same signs as younger adults, change in behaviour in the elderly is sometimes the only sign and it makes it harder for health care providers to detect.
Some of the ways a CCA can break the chain for the spreading of these infections are taking care of themselves, bathe often along with keeping hair, teeth and nails free of pathogens, proper hand hygiene, keeping linens away from their uniforms and the floor and if there is a known infection always use personal protective equipment. Another way   to prevent the spreading of these infections would be the continuing education of hospital staff and all other care givers about the importance of their role in preventing nosocomial infections.
Part B : Importance of Gloves
As I am becoming a part of the health care system I believe that proper hand hygiene done well and often is more...