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Autumn Frisco

AHNA

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What factors do you believe play a role in NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS (hospital aquired)??

Free of blaming, assuming or anything lets say is unproductive Let us brainstorm a few ideas on causes of nosocomial infection. Share your wisdom please. Feel free to share your stories as well. . . stories shape our culture and initiate change!!

Take into account problems with

HOST DEFENSES
we all know that a person who is on antibiotic treatment or chemotherapy become suseptible but what can we empower a patient to do to stay as immuno-protected as possible--
ie what role does the health of our GUT play in making us suseptible?
what role does hygeine and mobility play in making us suseptible?

ENVIRONMENT
We all know people feel like it is a terrible thing to go to the hospital thinking they may come down with something worse than they went in for, we have also heard the horror stories. What sorts of things in the environment could make patients less suseptible, and what is making them more suseptible.

look at things like Jessica Green's talk on microbial diversity in the air

MIND/BODY RELATIONSHIP
what role does percieved isolation, loss of hope, worthlessness, cause the body to be suseptible


If there is a good response to do so I will update the question with an outline of the responses to save people energy in sorting through all of the responses and will time stamp the last update at the bottom of this page.

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  • Aug 20 2011: Soory for the delay. Autoclaving, chemical sterilization etc. I have found another reason for HAI- Medical personnel!!!!. The ties physicians wear are washed infrequently.

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