Flashcards in Controlling Hospital Infections Deck (5)
What are healthcare associated infections usually due to?
use and care of a urinary catheter or vascular access line, therapy or support of pulmonary function, surveillance of surgical procedure and hand hygiene/safety precautions
What bacteria are implicated in HAIs?
Gram positive: MRSA/MSSA and clostridium difficile
• Clostrididium difficile – treated with metronidazole, vancomycin or fidaxomicin
Gram negative: E.coli, pseudomonas and enterobacteriaceae
What is the treatment for MRSA and C.Difficile infections?
metronidazole, vancomycin or fidaxomicin
Which bacteria is alcohol gel ineffective against?
C. Difficile and Norovirus