Micro Test 3 Nosocomial

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Micro Test 3 Nosocomial
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2010-06-28 16:44:16
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Microbilogy Nosocomial
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Nosocomial
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  1. How do nosocomial infections differ from other infections?
    Nosocomial infections are directly related to being aquired in health care settings.
  2. What factors influence the development of nosocomial infections?
    Exposure to numerous pathogens present in the health care settingWeakened immune system of patients who are ill, making them more susceptible to opportunistic pathogensTransmission of pathogens among patients and health care workers- from staff and visitors, to patients, and patients to patients.
  3. Pathogens aquired from the health care environment
    Exogenous nosocomial infection
  4. Infections that arise from normal microbiota within a patient that become pathogenic because of factors within the health care setting.
    Endogenous nosocomial infections
  5. Infections directly resulted from the use of modern medical procedures, such as the use of catheters and surgery.
    Iatrogenic nosocomial infections
  6. What interactions do nosocomial infections arise from?
    • Exposure to numerous pathogens present in the health care setting
    • Weakened immune system of patients who are ill, making them more susceptible to opportunistic pathogens
    • Transmission of pathogens among patients and health care workers- from staff and visitors, to patients, and patients to patients.
  7. Infections aquired by patients while they are in health care facilities
    Nosocomial infections

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