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Running head: NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS
Epidemiology is the scientific evaluation and study of the disease patterns, causes and the
health effects of such diseases of certain population. Epidemiology is a very crucial health
discipline at it is a cornerstone and solid base for making informed decisions in the docket of
public health. Such important decisions can be identification of risk factors for the maladies and
making plans for preventive health measures of such diseases (Archibald LK, et al. 1997).
Nosocomial diseases (Hospital Acquired Infections) are caused by toxins or infections in certain
locations such as health facilities within defined geographical areas. For the case of hospitals, the
intensive care unit is very vulnerable to these Hospital Acquired Infections. These diseases cause
more death rates and economic costs of health expenditures of dealing with these infections.
Some of the common manifestations of Nosocomial infections include: surgical site
complications, defects in the urinary tract, occurrence of pneumonia and infections of the spinal
code among other key symptoms. The infections causes severe headaches, nausea and prolonged
vomiting, wound discharges and complications in the breathing system.
Causes of Nosocomial infections
Hospital Acquired Infections are caused by a range of microorganisms such as bacteria,
fungus and viruses. Among the three disease causing microorganisms, bacteria are the leading
cause of these Nosocomial infections. The bacteria cause complications in the immune systems
of admitted patients. Examples of these bacteria are staphylococcus aureus (S. aures) which
infects human blood, Escherichia coli (E. coli) that infects urinary tract and pseudomonas
aeruginosa that infects human respiratory system and the kidney (Archibald LK, et al. 1997).
This article is discussing the occurrence of Hospital Acquired Infections in Good Heath Hospital
in Tampa Bay area for the past one year, six questions for the health care administrator at Good
Health Hospital, the target audience of Good Health Hospital for this research, recommendations
for curbing the occurrence of these infections and the safety protocol itinerary of the Good health
Geographical location of Tampa Bay
This is one of the largest bays that have both the natural harbor and an estuary that is on
the West central of Florida State. Being located to the ocean, chances of Nosocomial infections
are very many. The prevailing environmental conditions favor the growth and spread of various
microorganisms that cause various Hosp...
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