COMBATING INFECTION: Necrotizing fasciitis: Threatening life and limb
Michelle Snow RN, BSN, MSHR, MSPH, PhD

$3.95
Nursing2014
November 2008 
Volume 38  Number 11
Pages 23 - 23
 
  PDF Version Available!

ABSTRACT

Snow, Michelle RN, BSN, MSHR, MSPH, PhD

Issue: Volume 38(11), November 2008, p 23 Publication Type: [Department: upFront: COMBATING INFECTION] Publisher: © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Michelle Snow is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Administrative Services at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

KNOWN IN THE MEDIA as the “flesh-eating” infection, necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a soft tissue infection that spreads from the subcutaneous tissue into the fascia. It's commonly caused by group A Streptococcus (GAS), but other bacteria may be involved. The infection is characterized by widespread, rapidly progressing tissue destruction. About 9,000 to 11,500 cases of invasive GAS disease occur each year in the United States, resulting in 1,000 to 1,800 deaths annually. 1 Though rare, NF can lead to septicemia and multiorgan failure. The mortality is 25%. 2

Many people carry GAS on their skin or in their throat or nose without symptoms, ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$3.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






Featured Jobs



Benefits of Membership

FREE E-Newsletters
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues

CESaver
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Register Now

Lippincott's NursingCenter.com
Explore a world of online resources

Become a Member