Test Your Knowledge About Hospital Acquired Infection! Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge About Hospital Acquired Infection! Quiz

Are you ready to test your knowledge about hospital-acquired infections? This quiz may be of assistance. You should know what the most commonly acquired hospital infection is, what are the most common causes of infection in hospitals, what is E. Coli, why is hand washing hygiene so important, and rates of CDI are higher, and outcomes are worse in patients with what. You would benefit from taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ______________ is the most commonly acquired hospital infection.
    • A. 

      Surgical wound infection

    • B. 

      Urinary tract infection

    • C. 

      Respiratory tract infection

    • D. 

      Infectious diarrhea

  • 2. 
    _________ and _________ are the most common causes of infection in hospitals.
    • A. 

      Bacterial and fungal

    • B. 

      Staphylococci and e.coli

    • C. 

      Staphylococci and p.aeruginosa

    • D. 

      E.coli and p.aeroginosa

  • 3. 
    E.coli is......
    • A. 

      Gram negative

    • B. 

      Gram positive

    • C. 

      A protozoan

    • D. 

      A spirocete

  • 4. 
    Which of the following bacteria are gram (-) and tend to colonize in moist areas?
    • A. 

      E.coli

    • B. 

      Klebsiella

    • C. 

      Mycobacteria

    • D. 

      Pseudomonas

    • E. 

      Acinetobacter

  • 5. 
    Hand-washing hygiene is so important because ____________ are not usually part of the resident skin flora, but are readily carried on the hands.
    • A. 

      Gram negative cocci

    • B. 

      Gram negative rods

    • C. 

      Gram positive cocci

    • D. 

      Gram positive rods

  • 6. 
    A 3-fold increased risk of C.diff infection has been associated worldwide with the widespread use of what drug?
    • A. 

      Cephalosporins

    • B. 

      Macrolides

    • C. 

      Fluoroquinolones

    • D. 

      Sulfonamides

  • 7. 
    Rates of CDI are higher and outcomes are worse in patients with
    • A. 

      Peptic ulcer disease

    • B. 

      Inflammatory bowel disease

    • C. 

      Celiac disease

    • D. 

      Ulcerative colitis

  • 8. 
    A typical initial manifestation of CDI is 
    • A. 

      Marked abdominal distension

    • B. 

      Vomiting

    • C. 

      Dyspepsia

    • D. 

      Watery diarrhea

  • 9. 
    The gold standard for diagnosing CDI is
    • A. 

      A PCR test

    • B. 

      A cell culture cytotoxic assay

    • C. 

      Stool culture and sensitivity testing

    • D. 

      Small bowel biopsy

  • 10. 
    Because of its associated neurotoxicity, repeated recurrences of CDI should not be treated with
    • A. 

      Vancomycin

    • B. 

      Amoxicillin

    • C. 

      Metronidazole

    • D. 

      Clarithromycin

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