Flashcards in Best Practice Deck (6)
Define a hospital acquired infection?
Within 48 hrs of being there
What type of bacteria survive the longest?
Gram -ve last longer than gram +ve
What is colonisation?
A microbe which establishes and multiplies in a particular environment eg. body surface, without producing disease or symptoms
What is infection?
A microbe which establishes and multiplies in a particular environment eg. wound, but produces adverse effects
What are the 3 key blood bourne viruses?
Hep B, Hep C, HIV