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Both bacterial and host factors contribute to complicated bloodstream infection (BSI) caused by Staphylococcus aureus including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). One bacterial factor that may affect the persistence of S. aureus in complicated BSI is reduced susceptibility to the innate immune defence peptide LL-37. LL-37 susceptibility among S. aureus isolates causing uncomplicated and complicated BSI was investigated. Following incubation with 2.5 μg/ml LL-37 for 1 h, the mean percentage survival was 67.6% and 74.9% for isolates causing uncomplicated and complicated BSI, respectively. Reduced LL-37 susceptibility may contribute to the persistence of S. aureus in complicated BSI.
The use of simulations as a teaching and learning tool
within health care has increasing importance; simulations are seen as the
major teaching method for practicing and assessing developing skills,
knowledge, attitudes and meaningful decision-making within the field of
nursing. Certainly the utilisations of simulations feature widely within many
aspects of health care; a greater understanding of the key conceptual notions
will serve to benefit all of those engaged within their application. This
literature review has enabled the construction of a conceptual model for the teaching
of simulation and can serve to promote the continued positive development of
simulations within education. Through a consistent and insightful approach to
teaching, dynamic learning will be assured within this very important aspect
of engaging the nursing student within the learning process.