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Innate Immunity.

For this assignment we are back to the Concept maps.
For thist Map your topic is Innate Immunity. After reviewing the Video and powerpoints describing innate immunity, please build a map or web showing the connection of the different parts and molecules of innate immunity in the defense and resolution of a microbial infection. Please make sure to include and expand on the following:
physical structures
cells
molecules
substances
pathways
organs
activities
Make sure you limit yourself only to addressing Innate Immunity and not Specific/Adaptive immune cells.
I will be looking for the how you interconnect all of the different components you mention.
Just as a reminder, I have included our concept map figure from the first module.

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Post by Niasia Turman4 days agoMRSA Discussion ForumMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is an antibiotic-resistant kind of bacteria. Most frequently, MRSA causes skin infections. It can sometimes result in diseases such as pneumonia (lung infection). Sepsis, the body’s violent reaction to an infection, can develop from untreated MRSA infections if they grow severe. MRSA may infect anyone.

Post by Niasia Turman4 days agoMRSA Discussion ForumMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is an antibiotic-resistant kind of bacteria. Most frequently, MRSA causes skin infections. It can sometimes result in diseases such as pneumonia (lung infection). Sepsis, the body’s violent reaction to an infection, can develop from untreated MRSA infections if they grow severe. MRSA may infect anyone. Crowded situations, skin-to-skin contact, and the use of shared tools or supplies all raise the risk. Some MRSA carriers may later get an infection with MRSA. MRSA infections frequently start in areas of non-intact skin, such as abrasions or wounds. Athletes, children in daycare and schools, military personnel residing in barracks, and patients undergoing inpatient care, surgery, or medical are at a higher risk of this infection. Until they have healed, bind your wounds with clean, dry bandages. Observe the wound-care guidelines provided by your healthcare practitioner. MRSA may be present in the pus from infected wounds. Avoid popping or picking at the sore. Bandages and tape should be disposed of in the ordinary trash. Frequently wash your hands. You should frequently wash your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub for yourself, your family, and anybody else in close contact, especially after changing a bandage, handling an infected wound, or touching soiled clothing. Personal things like towels, washcloths, razors, and clothing, even uniforms, should never be shared. Clean your hands after handling soiled clothing and wash the laundry before letting others use it. Using these precautions can simply lower the risk of yourself and others from being infected.
Reference
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019, June 26). General information. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved July 20, 2022, from https://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/index.html

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What is the test, what is the purpose of the test, any special requirements for collection, any regulations for the collector.

You will choose a laboratory test and follow it from the patient to the returned result, describing each step as learned in the four weeks of class.
Title Page
Introduction- What is the test, what is the purpose of the test, any special requirements for collection, any regulations for the collector.
Pre-analytic: What happens when the test gets to the lab. How is it processed?
Analytic: How is the test performed? Test methodology, equipment used, operator requirements, lab operations requirements.
Post analytic: What happens after the test is run? How is it validated, how is it released to the ordering physician.
Describe current applicable legislation.
Define a lab budget for your test.
Discuss, marketing, communication and pricing strategies for the test and your lab
Discuss personnel considerations including communication, conflict resolution.
References (minimum of 4 total)
Total length should be approximately 7-10 pages, Times New Roman 12 pt. typeface. Use APA format conventions, double spaced with one-inch margins on each side.