– There is a word limit of 1200 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1200 words plus 10%.
Aim of assessment:
– The aim of this assessment is to increase students’ understanding of how microorganisms can cause health breakdown, and the role of relevant pharmacological interventions in the recovery processes. Students will explore various modes of transmission, relevant characteristics of pathogens, and the importance of breaking the chain of infection. This assessment facilitates the development of the following skills: a critical appraisal of the nurse’s role in infection control, literature searching, and academic writing and referencing.
– A minimum of five of the references provided as resources, must be used and cited in this case study.
– You must use the supplied template (to be accessed from the Assessment 2 tab . – I WILL UPLOAD THE TEMPLATE PLS USE IT TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.
to answer the questions that follow the case study below:
Case Study:
Mary, aged 50 years, was digging manure into her rose garden when she sustained a deep 4 cm cut to her right calf. She was brought into the medical centre, her wound cleaned and sutured. She was also given a tetanus booster injection and sent home. She returned to the medical centre 48 hours later complaining of pain and feeling febrile. She had a Temperature of 38.2 ̊C with a Blood Pressure of 120/80 mmHg.
On inspection of her wound, the following observations were made:
1. Wound edges red and hot to touch 2. Surrounding tissues swollen
3. Purulent and odorous discharge
A wound swab was taken for culture and sensitivity. The report of the culture found the colonizing organism to be Staphylococcus aureus which was sensitive to Amoxicillin. Mary was prescribed Augmentin, 250mg every eight hours for five days.

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