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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


When should you perform hand-washing?

before patient contact, before performing an aseptic task, after body fluid exposure risk, after patient contact and after contact with any patient surroundings.