NUR1 311 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Disinfectant, Mucous Membrane, Glasses

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Key points: specify what part of the human is the reservoir for the infectious agent, subclinical: nearly or completely asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms). A sub-clinically infected person is for the most part an asymptomatic carrier. Routine practices: routine practice is the term used in canada, while standard precaution is used in the usa. Microorganisms are always present, and everyone is potentially contagious. Not all tools/surfaces/equipment meet hygiene standards, and it is difficult to get items clean if the surface isn"t smooth and cleaning isn"t meticulous. The longer your nails, the more you will pick up from the environment. Nails should be clean without any polish because there are crevices between cuticle and nail polish, and people don"t have perfectly smooth hands. Nail enhancements act as sponges to acquire fungal infections, such as onychomycosis. People who bite their nails are more likely to be fecal carriers of resistant enterococci, mrsa,

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