Nosocomial Infections

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kkincaid
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Nosocomial Infections
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2012-12-13 20:12:10
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  1. Nosocomial Infections
    Acquired in medical facilities
  2. Nosocomial Infections are primarily due to?
    • Susceptible individuals
    • Presence of many pathogens
    • Extensive antibiotic use/resistance
  3. Source of Nosocomial infections can be?
    • Exogenous - Comes from the outside
    • Endogenous - From your own body
  4. Common nosocomial infections sites?
    • Urinary tract
    • Surgical wounds (skin is #1 in infection)
    • Respiratory tract
  5. Opportunistic pathogens are common in?
    Immmunocompromised hosts
  6. Common nosocomial pathogens?
    • E. Coli
    • S. aureus
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (opportunistic)
    • Streptococci
  7. Prevention of nosocomial infections?
    Sanitation/disinfection
  8. Common sites of nosocomial infections?
    • Urinary Tract
    • Surgical Wounds
    • Respiratory Tract
    • Skin
    • Bacteremia

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