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1

Define a hospital acquired infection?

Within 48 hrs of being there

2

What type of bacteria survive the longest?

Gram -ve last longer than gram +ve

3

What is colonisation?

A microbe which establishes and multiplies in a particular environment eg. body surface, without producing disease or symptoms

4

What is infection?

A microbe which establishes and multiplies in a particular environment eg. wound, but produces adverse effects

5

What are the 3 key blood bourne viruses?

Hep B, Hep C, HIV

6

What is norovirus?

Highly infectious
Need 12-48 hrs incubation
Sudden onset of diarrhoea, vomit
Everyone at risk, ward must be closed