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Flashcards in Controlling Hospital Infections Deck (5):
1

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

2

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

3

What is the treatment for MRSA and C.Difficile infections?

metronidazole, vancomycin or fidaxomicin

4

Which bacteria is alcohol gel ineffective against?

C. Difficile and Norovirus

5

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.