The purpose of using this case is to provide practice and application of the following science process skills:
Using knowledge to address unfamiliar problems. Analyzing data and drawing conclusions. Identifying and using valid informational resources needed to solve a problem. Providing critical review and suggestions for improved approaches to introduced problems. After completion of the case, you should be able to: Explain that Infectious agents have different mode of transmission. List the range of etiological agents (fungus and bacteria) that cause wound infection. Understand that different antibiotics target specific groups of microbes and be able to predict antibiotic effectiveness based upon the organisms characteristics. Explain the impact of anti-inflammatory medication use during an infectious disease process.