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Being Immunocompromised: What Does it Mean?

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

People who are immunocompromised are affected more frequently and severely by infections.

The term immunocompromised (or immunosuppressed) refers to people who have an ‘immunodeficiency’ or a weakened immune system, meaning their ability to fight infections and diseases is reduced (NIS n.d.)

There are two types of immunodeficiency:

  • Primary immunodeficiencies: chronic, genetic disorders causing an individual to be born without some immune defences or with an impaired immune system; and
  • Secondary immunodeficiencies: immunodeficiencies acquired from environmental factors such a disease.
  • Delivery
    Title
    Being Immunocompromised: What Does it Mean?
    Speciality Classification
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Preventive healthcare | medicine
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    4 minutes
    Start Date
    24-Mar-2020
    End Date
    24-Mar-2023
    CPD Points
    4m of CPD
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
    Price:
    Free
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