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According to the CDC Determinants of Health are “Social determinants of health are economic and social conditions that influence the health of people and communities. These conditions are shaped by the amount of money, power, and resources that people have, all of which are influenced by policy choices. Social determinants of health affect factors that are related to health outcomes.” (Cdc.gov, 2018) The effects these determents have on illness is a viscous cycle that can only be stopped when the root of the problem is addressed. For example, improved early childhood development can positively impact one’s health status as well as one’s education level or ability work. If a person can obtain a good education and a job with a steady income then they will be able to afford housing and food which will increase their chances to stave off illness.
A communicable disease chain is the chain of events that happens during the transmission of an infectious agent, there are 6 chains in the process: (Open.edu, 2018)
Reservoirs or infected host that caries the infectious agent
Route of exit – the way in which the infectious agent is transmitted out of its original host
Mode of transmission – the way the infectious agents gets into a new host
Route of entry – the site in which the infectious agent enters the host
Susceptible host – for the infectious agent to cause disease in needs to multiply and some hosts do not provide a good environment for that to happen, others with poor immune systems do.
Nurse can break the chain of disease by frequent hand washing, maintain vaccination schedules, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when sick, following the rules for standard and contact isolation, using personal protective equipment the right way, cleaning and disinfecting the environment, sterilizing medical instruments and equipment, following safe injection practices, and using antibiotics wisely to prevent antibiotic resistance. (Infection Prevention and You, 2018) Another important wat to break the chain is to teach your patients, clients and community about handy hygiene, the importance of vaccination schedules covering coughs and sneezes and not visiting the sick if they themselves are sick.
Cdc.gov. (2018). Frequently Asked Questions | Social Determinants of Health | NCHHSTP | CDC. [online] Available at:
https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/socialdeterminants/faq.html [Accessed 24 Jul. 2018].