BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS

Reducing the Risk in First Aid-CPR

-We can’t say it enough in our online courses the importance of protecting yourself from germs when assisting someone with first aid or CPR. Your body is biological environment harboring millions of different organisms living in a particular area of your body. Dermatologists mapped human skin into three common types: dry, moist, oily. Each region of the body and skin type is teeming with distinct classes of microbes, including the gut, the mouth and the groin. Most are harmless and desirable cohabitants but some could be very harmful to you.

When performing CPR or assisting with first aid use gloves and respiration barrier if you have it handy. There is no need to get paranoid about it, as antibodies and your immune system will protect you from most of the harm but once again if you have protection use it. There are 2 types of white blood cell: those that eat bacteria and those that make antibodies.

Where microbes line up attack, what types of microbe and what they cause. Fungi cause athletes foot. Bacteria and viruses cause STD’s (sexually transmitted disease). Particular bacteria cause tooth decay, sore throats, bacterial tetanus can infect cuts and cause lockjaw and muscle spasm. Viruses cause colds or flu and more serious HIV disease at first and at the final stage known as AID’S. Scientific researchers compare thousands of genes present in particular specie’s dna, through genomic analysis, by observing biological function of the genes; what kind of protein they make and pathways those proteins are involved in. By today’s first aid of technology and knowledge, scientists can make educated guess about the role of each species and how different microbes may work with one another and with our own genome.

In the last thirty years allergic disorders such as asthma, eczema and hay fiver have tripled. With such  a  short time frame for mutating and evolving, the first exam is showing, the first cause is not simply changes in our own genome but possibly gene-environment interaction.


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2 Responses to BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS

  1. Lindy says:

    The human body is both surrounded and inhabited by billions of microorganisms –Living organisms that are so small they can only be seen under the microscope. Placing them among the oldest living things on earth, most microorganisms are harmless or even beneficial; certain bacteria that normally live in digestive system help digest food. Occasionally, some microorganism capable of causing a disease invades the body. Disease caused by such microorganisms is called infectious disease.
    Viruses, the smallest known organisms are responsible for disease as relatively harmless as common cold and as serious as AIDS. Viruses multiply in a living cell and are very hard to control and often only symptoms are treated.
    However bacteria are different from viruses and able to multiply outside a living cell, entering the body in many different ways, bacteria can multiply and cause disease unless checked by immune system.
    Bacteria can cause the damage in many ways but two main ones are destruction of tissue and production of toxins. The drugs commonly prescribed in first aid of natural defense and fight against bacterial infectious disease is Penicillin, streptomycin, tetracycline, erythromycin and other antibiotics that kill specific bacteria or prevent their reproduction.

  2. Lightning says:

    Are you going to post anything on this topic soon, I am kind of interested, so wanted to see if any articles are coming ? Cheers !!!

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