Flashcards in  Healthcare-Associated Infections Deck (18):
When can you say an infection is a HAI?
48 hours or more after hospitalization
HAIs can occur when patients received hospital care for at least 2 days in the past how many days?
HAIs are most common in which department of the hospital?
HAIs are least common in which department of the hospital?
Well baby nursery
Most common type of nosocomial infection
How far apart should beds be so they do not infect each other?
At least 1 meter
Define: Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
Pneumonia occurring 48 hours after admission
Define: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Pneumonia which occurs 48-72 hours after endotracheal intubation
Define: Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia
Pneumonia in patients in acute care setting within 90 days
Recent antibiotic use 30 days
To prevent VAP head elevation should be?
Most common etiologic agent causing Nosocomial UTI
Greatest risk factor in development of catheter-related UTI
Most common etiologic agent of nosocomial bacteremia
Coagulase negative Staph
Is infection more common in a subclavian or femoral vein?
1. How many people die of hospital infections? a. None; that is unheard of
b. Rarely maybe less than 10 per year
c. Lots maybe 100 per year
d. Too many – we should act on it
2. What is the contribution of patient and hospital workers to the development of Healthcare associated infections?
a. 100% patient – 0% hospital workers
b. 75% patient – 25% hospital workers
. 50% patient – 50% hospital workers
d. 25% patient – 75% hospital workers
e. 0% patient – 100% hospital workers
Grandfather of Handwashing
Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis