Wound Management Case Study | Tetanus

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Added on  2020-02-18

Wound Management Case Study | Tetanus


Western Sydney University

   Added on 2020-02-18

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Running head: WOUND MANAGEMENT CASE STUDYWound management case studyName of the student:Name of the university:Author Note:
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1WOUND MANAGEMENT CASE STUDYTable of ContentsQuestion 01:2Question 2:2Question 3:3Question 4:4Question 5:5
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2WOUND MANAGEMENT CASE STUDYQuestion 01:Tetanus is an inactive vaccine, also known as tetanus toxoid, is order to prevent tetanusinfection. This vaccine is given 11 times as a precautionary measure in the lifetime of a humanbeing, five doses in the childhood and six in the period of adolescence. However, as tetanus is aninfection that is very easily acquired, hence the medical practitioners recommend additionaldoses of this vaccine every ten year to positively avoid any possibility of acquiring tetanus.However, in case of a patient that has not followed through this immunization schedule and hassustained an injury with high risk of tetanus infection, a booster dose is recommended within 48hours of the patient sustaining the said injury (Bullock & Manias 2013). As explained in the case study selected for this assignment, Mary is a 50 year old womanwho had sustained a four cm long cut in her calf while working for her rose garden. Now it hasto be mentioned that tetanus immunization was introduced in the mid 1900s and there are a lot ofolder individuals who had not been properly immunized. Along with that, it also must not escapenotice that she had been working with soil and manure which had increased the probability ofinfection multiple folds which had manifested as the swelling in the wound site, hence a boosterdose of tetanus vaccination had been administered to Mary (Craft et al., 2015). Question 2: Incision wounds are generally caused by any sharp object sliding into the skin tissue,although normal cuts and bruises are a normal occurrences in everyday life, the ones that exposestissue or intersects blood vessels can have far more complicated physiological significance.Microflora are ubiquitous, they are present almost everywhere, and a vast variety of thismicroflora are pathogenic and cause infection in human body. Wounds and incisions provide a
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