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    Spreading Conjunctivitis

    I think I understand it. So would gentamicin just be something that can break the chain of infection then? Also the only other part that I was confused about was the mechanism of action of gentamicin. Would that just involve drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion and in this circumstance it would involve protein synthesis? Thank you so much!!
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    Spreading Conjunctivitis

    I was just really confused and it might be really simple if someone who knows explained it to me. I've been doing heaps of research and it's stressing me out because I need to understand this and I think I am confusing myself. Just to clarify, are these correct (all relating to conjunctivitis): 1) Geriatric Infection Control issues: Things to look out for in preventing an infectious outbreak e.g * Fomites from the pathogen on any object is an issue (causes weaker immune system). * Patient placement (isolating patients - if they are contagious they can pass on the pathogen through contact transmission). 2) Transmission of the Infection: Direct contact transmission (touching eye and then touching your own eye). The chain of infection would include: Reservoir (pathogen), mode (direct contact), portal of entry (eyes), susceptible host (nurses or pts), exit (gentamicin), transfer to new host (rinse and repeat). 3) Breaking the Chain of Infection: *Use Disinfectants to kill fomites. *Use of personal protective outfit e.g gloves, gown, washing hands etc. Thank you!!
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    Gentamicin Questions

    I've tried researching but I don't understand the medical jargon. I thought it's easier to have it explained.
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    Gentamicin Questions

    Yeah still learning. I was just really confused and needed help understanding this.
  5. Mary3010

    Spreading Conjunctivitis

    I'm just trying to understand because I am confused. Would it spread through contact transmission and patient placement? Would cleanliness and sterilisation break the chain of infection?
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    Gentamicin Questions

    I just need help understanding because I'm really confused.
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    Infection Control Issues

    Would infectious control issues be things that you need to look out for in preventing an infectious outbreak? In a nursing home would that be things like protecting the patients feet from cuts (so wearing shoes/socks) and for instance cleaning to avoid cross-contamination because they have a weaker immune system? Thank you!
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    Spreading Conjunctivitis

    1) If a patient who has conjunctivitis spread their symptoms to a patient in another room, how could this be prevented in the future? Is there something in the chain of infection that needs to be done? 2) How could it have been transmitted to the patient next door?
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    Infection Control Issues

    What are some infectious control issues that you need to be aware of if you work with the elderly?
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    Gentamicin Questions

    1) What is the mechanism of action of gentamicin? Does this have anything to do with the drug working by either simple chemical or physical action? 2) Are hearing problems and kidney damage the main problems that the patient can suffer with from taking gentamicin?
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    Scope of Practice in Australia

    I was basically wondering if you could do some of the following: *Prescribe or have knowledge of medications. *Perform first aid/treat physical injuries. *Read, interpret or maybe just understand scans/results such as ultrasounds, x-rays, ECG etc. Can you perform them? (I’m thinking maybe ECG you can). *Check vital sign
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    Any way you could stay over and work a few hours

    Could you do any of these if you were a new nurse or would it look bad?
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    CNA to RN

    River and Mountain RN: Did working as a CNA help you to understand if you were suited physically/emotionally to nursing? Did you need qualifications?
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    CNA to RN

    Vampire girl: What made you decide to become a CNA before an RN? Is it quick to become one?
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    CNA to RN

    Is it wiser to start off by becoming a certified nursing assistant before becoming a registered nurse? Maybe it is quicker doing it this way and maybe there are similar duties.
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    ED RN in Australia

    Thank you for your comment! What would be the difference in duties between working as a doctor and nurse in Australia? From my understanding the doctors will give the orders and the nurses carry out the bedside tasks. Though I think ED and anaesthesia doctors do some bedside tasks too.
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