nosocomial infection, health and medicine homework help


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You are the nurse receiving report on your patient that was admitted as an emergency earlier in the day. A 64-year-old female underwent a right colectomy. The right side of her colon was removed due to cancer. She has a history of smoking & no other health problems. She is currently being transferred to you in PACU. She has a midline incision with a Penrose drain, a stab wound w/ a Jackson Pratt drain to incision. She also has a NG tube, attached to intermittent suction. She is alert, riented and can move all 4 extremities. BP is 110/68, Respiratory rate is 14, O2 stats are at 93% w/ additional oxygen given via nasal cannula.

All labs are normal. You are asked to change the dressings daily and document the drainage. What precautions will you take to prevent this patient from obtaining a nosocomial infection?

Please answer the questions and develop a care plan for a patient that will be having an elective surgery. Please use the provided format for building your care plan. You will need to use your nursing reference materials as you build this care plan. (Suggestion on using skyscape)

Go to ATI website for care plan - go to integration materials - scroll down to active learning templates - choose systems disorder

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School: UT Austin


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Prevention of Nosocomial Infection.
Paragraph 1: Nosocomial infection is also referred to as ‘hospital acquired infection’ It is
an infection which was not there at the time of admission.
Paragraph 2: Surgical site infection can be prevented through timely administration of
appropriate antibiotics, meticulous operative technique, neutralizing the possible threat of
bacteria, fungal and viral contaminations which could have been posed by the doctors operating.
Paragraph 3: Finally, Sanitization of the hospital surfaces is often overlooked yet crucia

Care Plan for Elective Surgery Patient
The table below shows a care plan for elective surgery patient. (Smith 15)

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Works Cited
Damani, N N. Manual of infection control procedures. London; San Francisco: Greenwich
Medical Media, 2003. print.
Koutoukidis, Gabrielle, RN Karen Lawrence and A R Tabbner. Tabbner's nursing care: theory
and practice. Chatswood,N.S.W: Elsevier Australia, 2008. print.
Smith, Judith M. Department of surgical se...

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