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Infectious Diseases: How Do You Break the Chain?

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

With the global COVID-19 pandemic having a severe impact on all aspects of society and the health of people worldwide, it is now more important than ever to update your knowledge on the spread and containment of infectious diseases, and what you can do to help break the chain of infection and contain the spread.

What is an Infectious Disease?

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. They may be transmitted by other people, animals (zoonotic diseases) or environmental sources (e.g. water) depending on the specific pathogen (Mayo Clinic 2019).

Infectious diseases differ from non-infectious diseases (noncommunicable diseases) such as deficiency diseases, hereditary diseases and physiological diseases, because rather than developing on their own, they are caused by organisms that are not naturally found in the body (AIDSinfo n.d.).

The symptoms and severity of infectious diseases vary greatly depending on the pathogen causing them (Mayo Clinic 2019).

Delivery
Title
Infectious Diseases: How Do You Break the Chain?
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Infectious disease
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
6 minutes
Start Date
06-Apr-2020
End Date
06-Apr-2023
CPD Points
6m of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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