1.2 Of the four micro-organisms listed below, justify which one is more likely to be the cause of John’s eye infection.
Indicate why the other micro-organisms from the list are less likely to cause the infection.
➲ Legionella pneumophila
➲ Plasmodium ovale
➲ Staphylococcus aureus
Q2. Mechanism of action and adverse reactions (Total: 5 marks)
2.1 Describe the mechanism of action of gentamicin
2.2 Name two possible adverse reactions to this drug
Q3. Physiological basis of signs (Total: 10 marks).
3.1-3.3 Describe the physiological basis of the three (3) signs observed in John’s eye. Relate your response to this
Q4. Infection control issues (Total 5 marks)
4.1-4.2 Identify and discuss two infection control issues associated with high dependency aged care facilities that can
contribute to the spread of conjunctivitis.
Q5. Transmission of infection (Total: 5 marks)
5.1 Mary who resides in the room next door was diagnosed with the same eye infection 4 days later. Describe how
the organism could have been transmitted from John’s eye to Mary’s eye (describe the chain of infection that could
have occurred from John’s eye to Mary’s eye).
Q6. Breaking the chain of infection (Total: 5 marks)
6.1 Describe two procedures nurses will need to undertake to prevent the infection from John’s eye being transmitted
to another individual. Clearly explain how each procedure will effectively break the chain of infection.
that is all the questions
and i will provide the needed references below:
There are a number of resources available through the Library that may assist you. Please refer to the unit’s vUWS
site for specific unit resources. A minimum of five of the following eight references must be used and cited in this
case study. Additional references may be used if required. Some of these can be accessed online where indicated.
Others may be located on closed reserve in the library.
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[Videorecording]. Bendigo, Australia: VEA. Available online
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Epidemiology, 16(4), 210-216. Available online
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(OR: Lehne, R. A., Moore, L., Crosby, L., & Hamilton, D. (2016). Pharmacology for nursing care (9th ed.). St.
Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier. OR: Lehne, R. A., Moore, L., Crosby, L., & Hamilton, D. (2013). Pharmacology for
nursing care (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier. (Available online).
Craft, J., & Gordon, C. (Eds.). (2019). Understanding pathophysiology (3rd, Australian and New Zealand ed.).
St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. Available Online
Lee, G., & Bishop, P. (Eds.). (2016). Microbiology and infection control for health professionals (6th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Pearson Australia.
Marieb, E.N., & Hoehn, K. (2019). Human anatomy & physiology (11th global ed.). Essex, England: Pearson
Norris, T. L., (2019). Porth’s pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA :
Wolters Kluwer. (OR: Grossman, S. C., & Porth, C. M. (2014). Porth’s pathophysiology: Concepts of altered
health states (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. OR: Porth, C. M.,
& Matfin, G. (2014). Pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins. )
but maybe we need find more references, but school require to use at least 5 of them