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How can communicable diseases be broken at a link within the communicable disease chain? Are there steps that a nurse can take to facilitate this process? Give a specific example.

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There are 6 links in the communicable disease chain:

1. infectious agent
2. reservoir
3. portal of exit
4. mode of transmission
5. portal of entry
6. susceptibility

There are various steps a nurse can take to help ...

Solution Summary

This solution contains the six steps of the Communicable Diseases Chain and an example of how a nurse can facilitate the process of breaking one of the links in this chain.