infection control

  1. Physical monitoring to ensure sterilization record must be kept in a secure location onsite for ____ year (s) and on file for ____ year(s)
    • 1
    • 5
  2. Chemical monitoring for sterilization (Temperature sensitive indicator) is proof that sterilization has occurred. True/False.
    False. Only and indicator that temperature requirement was met. Still unsure about pressure and time requirements.
  3. For biological monitoring for sterilization, how often does a sterilizer have to pass a spore test challenge?
    Bi-weekly (every other week)
  4. Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores are used to test ___________ sterilizers; and Bacillus atrophaeus spores are used for _______________ sterilizers.
    • Steam sterilizers
    • dry heat sterilizers
  5. If hands are not soiled, an alcohol-based hand rub may be used instead of washing your hands with soap. True/False
    True. Only when not visibly soiled.
  6. Define Nosocomial Infection
    • Hospital associated infections (HAI); Not present or incubating on admission
    • Infection incubating @ time of admission related to previous hospitalization @ same facility
    • Usually nosocomial AFTER 48 hours in a hospital
  7. Define community infections:
    present on admission; incubating @ time of admission
  8. Nosocomial disease related death ranks #___ among deaths in US hospitals
  9. How many deaths are attributed to nosocomial disease in the US and Canada
    • 100K in US
    • 8K in Canada
  10. Define Exogenous
    The infecting agent is from an outside source (another patient)
  11. Define Endogenous
    The infectious agent is part of the patients own flora
  12. Define colonization:
    microorganisms present or in or on a host with growth ande multiplication but WITHOUT TISSUE INVASTION or DAMAGE
  13. Define infection:
    The intry and multiplication of an infectious agent IN THE TISSUE of host (invasive)
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infection control
infection, control