Chain of Infection
Microbe Classifications
Classifications of Disease/infections
Safety

100

How the pathogen can be carried to another reservoir/host

What is Mode of Transmission

100

One celled, animal like organism, found in decayed material and contaminated water

What is Protozoa?

100

This infection originates outside the body

What is Exogenous?

100

Bending at the knees, carrying object close are examples of this

What are Good Body mechanics?

200

A pathogen (bacteria/virus)

What is Causative Agent?

200

Simple plant like organism, yeasts/molds, live on dead organic matter 

What are Fungi?

200

Infections that occur when the body's defenses are weak

What are opportunistic?

200

Dispose of in sharps, never recap

What are needles?

300

Way for causative agent to escape the reservoir

What is Portal of Exit?

300

Parasitic microorganisms, cannot live outside cells of another living organism, transmitted to humans by bites of insects:  fleas, lice

What are Rickettsiae?

300

Usually present in facilities and carried by health care workers to the patient

What are Nosocomial?

300

Establishes and enforces safety standards in the workplace

What is OSHA?

400

If the immune system is compromised a person is more likely to succumb to infection

What is Susceptible Host?

400

Simple one celled, classified by shape and arrangement

What is Bacteria?

400

Originates in the body

What is Endogenous?

400

Provides information about a chemical, instructions for safe use, procedures for handling spills

What is the MSDS?

500

Way for pathogen to enter new host

What is Portal of Entry?

500

Smallest microorganism, must be inside another living cell to reproduce difficult to kill

What are Viruses?

500

Many are antibiotic resistant, examples are Staphylococcus, pseudomonas and enterococci

What are Nosocomial?

500

Mandates to protect the healthcare worker providers from disease caused by exposure to body fluids

What is Blood Borne Pathogen?