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Describe each of the six (6) elements in the chain of infection in terms of the disease you chose for this paper (infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, means of transmission, portal of entry, susceptible host).

Using APA format, write a six (6) to ten (10) page paper (excludes cover and reference page) that addresses the topic. A minimum of three (3) current professional references must be provided. Current references include professional publications or valid and current websites dated within five (5) years. Additionally, a textbook that is no more than one (1) edition old may be used.

The paper consists of two (2) parts and must be submitted by the close of week six (6). Each part must be a minimum of three (3) pages in length.

Choose one (1) of the following diseases:

•Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)

•Hepatitis A

•Hepatitis B

•Hepatitis C

•Pertussis

•Tuberculosis

Part 1 – The Chain of Infection (minimum of three (3) pages)

Describe each of the six (6) elements in the chain of infection in terms of the disease you chose for this paper (infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, means of transmission, portal of entry, susceptible host). Provide supporting evidence, epidemiologic statistics, and pertinent laboratory data where appropriate.

Part 2 – Nursing Management (minimum of three (3) pages)

Identify treatment options utilized to break the chain of infection and prevent contagion for the disease you chose for this paper. Explore evidence-based practice nursing interventions when managing short-term and long-term consequences for the patient with the disease you chose for this paper. Consider and describe how the registered professional nurse would support patient adherence to these treatment options.

Compose your work using a word processor (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. Use a 12 font size, double space your work and use APA format for citations, references, and overall format.

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