Infection Concept Map Nursing

DEFINITION
the invasion and multiplication of
microorganisms in body tissues,
which may be clinically unapparent
or result in local cellular injury
Bacterial
Viral
Fungal
Parasitic
vary by severity, location, host response to
treatment, and potentia for debilitating
conseqences
Unmanaged infections can lead to:
  • Septic shock syndrome
  • Multi-system organ failure
Pathogen
invades boday
Immune responses initiated to
minimize tissue and organ damage
vasodilation
increased vascular
permeability
WBC recruitment
phagocytosis
cytokine release
C+S
CBC ( WBC count)
Radiographic studies
CRP
ESR
Serological tests for virus or ab's
ASSESSMENT
Treat the cause and manage symptoms
  • Bacteria infection - treat with antibiotics
  • Viral infection - treat with antivirals
  • Fungal infection - treat with antifungals
  • parasitic infiction - treat with antiprotazoals
INFECTION
VARIATIONS
PHYSIOLOGICAL
PROCESS
MANAGEMENT
CONSEQUENCES
Site-specific and general
symptoms, including;
1. redness 2. heat
3.swelling 4.pain
5.exudate 6.cough
7.fever 8.fatigue
SCOPE
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