In women, the bacteria infect the cervix and the urethra. Women who have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensation while urinating. If the infection spreads from the cervix to the fallopian tubes, women may become infertile. Other women might experience lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Chlamydia infection in the cervix can spread to the rectum.
Contra indications) Life experience and physical characteristics: - Age - Gender/Sexuality - Race/Culture - Physical Health - Psychological reaction - History of physical/sexual abuse Contra indications: Take medical advice on the use of physical intervention if the service user has: - A history of heart disease or heart problems - Difficulty in breathing: a history of respiratory illness - Problems with digesting food; gastro-intestinal conditions - Recent fractures; a history of dislocated joints - Downs syndrome (vulnerability to neck/spine injury) Other factors suggested by research include: - Obesity - Sickle Cell Anaemia - Drug/Alcohol abuse 2. What factors can act to compromise safety during restraint? Be aware of own mindset: - Punitive staff attitudes (‘I’ll show you who’s boss’) - Fear ( leading to indecisive staff action – or – conversely use of excessive force) - Misinterpretation (the restrained person often explicitly states ‘I cannot breathe’, before dying. Staff did not believe them) - Ignorance (lack of knowledge of risk factors and symptoms of distress) Danger is increased by: - Time – the restraint goes on too long - Prolonged struggle – Lactic acid may build up (Acidosis) - Ignoring distress – Have a non involved staff member monitoring the subject at all times - Restricting breathing – Restricting the free movement of the diaphragm 3. What is your understanding of the term ‘Positional Asphyxia’ in relation to restraint?
But left untreated, a urinary tract infection can have serious consequences. Complications of UTIs may include: * Recurrent infections, especially in women who experience three or more UTIs * Permanent kidney damage from an acute or chronic kidney infection (pyelonephritis) due to an untreated UTI, especially in young children * Increased risk of women delivering low birth weight or premature infants NURSING
Also mentioned, is the increased risk of localized hypothermia and risk for infection as wet gauze to the wound can cause vasoconstriction and in theory, also decrease leukocyte mobility and efficiency of phagocytes. Gauze fibers may also be retained in the wound bed further increasing risk of infection. Lastly, the author suggests that the use of wet to dry dressings are not cost effective since they are labor intensive, require secondary dressings to contain exudate, and usually require nursing care within the community. The article closes by saying that further research is needed to fully understand the impact that dressing selection has in wound healing but suggests that practitioners should question the continued use of wet to dry dressings. Currently, Greenville Hospital System’s policy for healing of wounds by second intention is best met with the use of wet to dry dressings.
Priscilla Torres English 112 Dr. Melvile November 28 2011 The Human Papilliomavirus The Human Papilliomavirus which is known as HPV is a sexually transmitted disease. It affects the body in different ways and it may come in different types. There are over 200 of viruses which are usually passed through sexual contact ("HPV Symptoms and Tests"). Some are also transmitted by skin to skin contact which are vaginal, anal and oral sex with someone who already is infected with the virus. According to CDC kissing or touching a partner’s genitals with the mouth can also transmit the virus.
Some people actually confuse their mild outbreaks with other skin conditions such as “eczema”. Early after infection, some people experience prodrome, a tingling, itching feeling that occurs in an area where blisters will shortly develop. Contrary to popular belief, both types can cause genital herpes (Osondu). Transmission is made during contact with a sore or fluid from an infected person, including fetal infection during birth when sores are present on the mother. The reservoirs of the virus are typically ocular, oral, or genital epithelial cells (Hodge).
Not keeping clean after sex can also cause bacteria to get into your system and cause an infection. Also, using a spermicide or a diaphragm during sex can also cause a UTI. Some women are more prone to bladder infections if they do not drink enough fluids, have diabetes, or are pregnant. Kidney stones or enlarges prostate glands also increase the risk of infection because they block the flow of urine from the bladder. Using feminine hygiene products that contain deodorant can also cause urinary tract infections despite their publicity in the media.
Headaches. These are symptoms of a disease that is spreading in the genital area among adolescents and adults (Becker). It is herpes. Herpes affects the body by producing fever, blisters, flu-like symptoms, sores, and blisters around the genital area. Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2) (Kluwer).
Women who have frequent urinary tract infections, have poor vaginal muscle tone, and/or infection may not be suited for the shield. Although rare, there are some side effects associated with the use of the shield. Using the shield may increase the risk for Urinary Tract Infection, Vaginal Infection, and Toxic shock syndrome. Toxic shock syndrome, TSS, is a serious health problem that can occur from bacteria that grows on the shield if it is kept in place for more that twenty-four hours. Warning signs of TSS include sudden fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, sore throat, aching muscles, and rash.
Smoking during pregnancy Like drinking too much alcohol or doing drugs, smoking is also very harmful to your health. It can cause serious health conditions including cancer, heart disease, stroke and gum disease. It can also cause eye diseases that can lead to blindness. Smoking can make it harder for a woman to get pregnant. Smoking and your baby Not only is smoking harmful to you, it's also harmful to your baby during pregnancy.