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INFECTION CONTROL

Recently Infection Control makes up about 10- 13% of the NCLEX.  That means that if you are able to get the average of about 130-150 questions, then you are guaranteed to received between 15- 20 questions that is related to Infection Control.  Even if we get the least (75) amount of questions, we can still receive about 7-9 questions that is related to infection control.  When we look at Infectious Diseases and know that it is caused by: bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.

The Infection process is composed of a chain of infection which includes a Causative agent, a reservoir and a portal of exit from the host and this can include blood, mucus membrane.  Their are different forms or mode of transmissions in which is based on the precautions.  Modes of transmission includes contact, droplet, airborne

Antivirals

– Can be used when there is exposure to a virus.

Drugs include:

Acyclovir (zovirax)

Antibiotics

– Used to kill bacteria during bacterial infectio.

Antifungals

– Used with fungal infections

Drugs include:

  1. Nystatin (Mycostatin)
  2. Ampothericin B
  3. Sulfonimides
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