Discussion: Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
As presented in this week’s readings, many individuals actually acquire infections as a result of being treated in a hospital. As you know, hospitals are no longer being reimbursed for services required when patients acquire these types of infections.
Medical errors, the spread of infection, and other types of patient safety issues are frequently heard about on the evening news. In a newspaper or lay magazine, locate an article about emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases.
Summarize the article you selected and provide the reference. Then, address the following:
- What implications does the article have for BSN nursing practice?
- What is the BSN nurse’s role in preventing and managing nosocomial infections?Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.
- Must be 250-350 words (not including the full references). Keep your responses succinct. Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines.