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What is the most common nosocomial infection?
Genitourinary Infections
When providing routine patient care, which type of handwashing is most appropriate?
Handwashing with soap or detergent to remove soil and transient microorganisms.
The minimum time to scrub hands, wrists, and lower forearms during handwashing is:
10 to 15 seconds
Healthcare workers can develop latex allergies due to:
the powder in latex gloves
Soaps work as antimicrobial agents by:
lowering surface tension of oil on the skin
practice of reducing the number of microorganisms or preventing and reducing transmission of microorganisms from one person to another
Medical Asepsis
microorganisms outside the body that cause infection
Exogenous
Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committe
HICPAC
infections that patients acquire when in a healthcare facility
Nosocomial Infection
barrier equipment that includes gloves, eye protection, gowns, and masks
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
chemicals that decrease the number of pathogens in an area
antimicrobial agent
microorganisms present within the person's body that cause infection
endogenous
Centers for Disease Control
CDC
practices that minimize or eliminate organisms that can cause infection and disease
asepsis
blood infections
bacteremia