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Department
Paramedicine
Course
PMDB22H3
Professor
Justin Mausz
Semester
Fall

Description
11/19/2012 7:02:00 AM Infecton  Invasion and multiplication of virus or vacteris Communicable  Able to be transmitted from person to person Chein of transmission  Infectious agent o Eg fungus bacteria virus parasites and prions  Reservoir o Eg people water and food  Portal of exit o Eg Blood secretions excretions skin  Mode of transmission o Eg contact droplet(large drops) airborne(small drops)  Portal of entry o Eg Mucous membrane respiratory GI break in skin  Succeptible host o Eg Immunosuppression diabetes burns surgery age Breaking the chain  Immunization o Required under ambulance act  Hand hygiene and care o Soap and water (better) o Hand sanitizer (accessible)  Equipment disinfection o All equipment can serve as a surface to hold disease  PPE o Levels of protection  Contact  Blood bodily fluids (non coughing patient)  Precautions  Hand hygiene  Cover cuts  Cover mucus membranes  Nitrile gloves o Changing as soon as contaminated 
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