Response for Biomedical Science in Nursing

Responsefor Biomedical Science in Nursing

Responseto # 1

Itis true that the epidemiology triangle can help in the management ofCatheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) because thecondition is dependent on the patient`s surrounding environment. Toensure that patients live in a clean and safe environment, all thestakeholders such as nurses and ancillary providers need to ensurethat they observe proper hygiene. Just to add to what you havewritten, research indicates that adhering to standard operatingprocedures (SOP) can help in managing diseases that are caused bypoor hygiene and bacteria (Duan et al. 2016). SOPs provide clearguidelines that should be followed by all staff in a health carefacility.

Itis true that the Germ Theory is frequently being utilized in nursing,especially in the identification of causative agents and diseasedevelopment. Diseases are caused by microbials such as Virus andBacteria, and if extensive screening is not done, they can betransferred from one person to another thus causing high infectionrates.. Just to add to what you have written, apart from using UVlights decontaminations, radiotherapy and dry heat sterilization canalso be used for different disease causing microorganisms(Serment-Moreno et al. 2014). Thank you for such an insightful post.

References

Duan,D., Rafael-Fortney, J. A., Blain, A., Kass, D. A., McNally, E. M.,Metzger, J. M. &amp Kinnett, K. (2016). Standard OperatingProcedures (SOPs) for Evaluating the Heart in Preclinical Studies ofDuchenne Muscular Dystrophy.&nbspJournalof cardiovascular translational research,&nbsp9(1),85-86.

Serment-Moreno,V., Barbosa-Cánovas, G., Torres, J. A., &amp Welti-Chanes, J.(2014). High-pressure processing: kinetic models for microbial andenzyme inactivation.&nbspFoodEngineering Reviews,&nbsp6(3),56-88.

Response#2

Thispost is very detailed and educative. Apart from what has beenhighlighted on pre-pathogenesis and pathogenesis, it is alsoimportant to note that some viruses can invade the body and mimic thesystem to avoid attack by the the body`s defense mechanisms. Duringthis stage, one does not elicit signs and symptoms associated withthe particular disease (Maartens, Celum &amp Lewin, 2014). It isalso true that the natural history of disease theory can be appliedin the three levels of prevention.

Itis true that if well understood, the epidemiology triangle can bevery easy to use. Hygiene practices such as regular hand washing areaimed at ensuring that there is no cross contamination (Chinn &ampKramer, 2013). Effective disease management strategies should alwaysopt for the less cost effective methods so as to save more lives.

References

Chinn,P. L., &amp Kramer, M. K. (2013).&nbspIntegratedtheory &amp knowledge development in nursing.Elsevier Health Sciences.

Maartens,G., Celum, C., &amp Lewin, S. R. (2014). HIV infection:epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention.&nbspTheLancet,&nbsp384(9939),258-271.

Response3

Hello,thank you for such a clear and educative post. It is very true thatbiomedical theories have revolutionized nursing. The germ theory, forinstance, has made it possible to prevent the transmission of diseasecausing micro-organism from one person to another. Just to add onprophylactic antibiotic treatment, research recommends that for it tobe effective, an individual must adhere to the recommended dosage andcomplete his or her medication and failure to do this can result indrug resistance (Dixon, Steele &amp Makanjuola, 2012).

Itis true that pain is a vital sign during treatment. Physicians andnurses can use pain to determine if certain intervention is workingor has failed. Pain theory is more useful in pediatric care (Chinn &ampKramer, 2013). This is because, unlike adults, children cannotexpress themselves using words.

References

Chinn,P. L., &amp Kramer, M. K. (2013).&nbspIntegratedtheory &amp knowledge development in nursing.Elsevier Health Sciences.

Dixon,J. J., Steele, M., &amp Makanjuola, A. D. (2012). Anti-microbiallocks increase the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus andantibiotic-resistant Enterobacter: observational retrospective cohortstudy.&nbspNephrologyDialysis Transplantation,gfs081.