Flashcard 2 Safety and Infection Control Flashcard Set for the NCLEX-RN® exam

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The correct answer is:

pathogen, reservoir, portal of exit, method of transmission, portal of entry, and susceptible host


Explanation:
  • The pathogen is any infectious agent (i.e., bacteria or virus).
  • A reservoir is any environment that is favorable for the growth and reproduction of a pathogen.
  • The portal of exit is any place where an infectious organism can leave a host.
  • The method of transmission is how the infectious organism is transmitted from the reservoir to the host.
  • The portal of entry is the place where the pathogen enters the susceptible host.
  • The susceptible host is any individual at risk for acquiring the infectious pathogen.