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Signs & Symptoms
of Infection
NATCEP Day Twelve
Objective
• Identify signs and symptoms of infection
How Do You Recognize an
Infection?
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Redness or Warmth
Pain in the affected area
Swelling
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Nosocomial Infection
An infection acquired in a hospital or health
care facility. More specifically, an infection
that was...
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Natcep day 12 part one

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Natcep day 12 part one

  1. 1. Signs & Symptoms of Infection NATCEP Day Twelve
  2. 2. Objective • Identify signs and symptoms of infection
  3. 3. How Do You Recognize an Infection? – – – – – – – – – – – – – Redness or Warmth Pain in the affected area Swelling Increase in body temperature – chills Changes in mental status, behavior and mood Increase in amount, change in color or odor of drainage Change in bowel movement or urine Presence of pus Fatigue Nausea Changes or decrease in balance Abnormal lab tests Loss of function or movement of an affected body part
  4. 4. Nosocomial Infection An infection acquired in a hospital or health care facility. More specifically, an infection that was not present or incubating prior to the person’s admission.

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