Oral care In The ICU Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the second most frequent hospital-associated infection?
    • A. 

      Urinary tract infection

    • B. 

      Ventilator-associated pneumonia

    • C. 

      Staphylococcal wound infection

    • D. 

      Clostridium difficile gastroenteral infection

  • 2. 
    What is the nurses role in prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)?
    • A. 

      Being knowledgable about evidenced based practices

    • B. 

      Adherence to VAP prevention hospital protocols

    • C. 

      Compliance to hospital infection control and hand washing guidelines

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following anatomic areas is the primary route for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)?
    • A. 

      Oropharynx

    • B. 

      Nasopharynx

    • C. 

      Epiglottis

    • D. 

      Inferior to the vocal cords

  • 4. 
    An endotracheal tube compromises defense of the lung against infection. Which of the following are mechanisms for the compromise?
    • A. 

      Provides a direct conduit for microorganisms

    • B. 

      Impairs cough

    • C. 

      Impairs mucociliary clearance

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) include all of the following, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Prolonged mechanical ventilation of 5 days or more

    • B. 

      Suctioning by the open suctioning technique

    • C. 

      Dialysis treatment in a clinic

    • D. 

      Recent hospitalization (with the last 90 days)

  • 6. 
    The following are signs and symptoms of VAP except:
    • A. 

      Fever

    • B. 

      Leukocyte count

    • C. 

      Accessory muscle usage

    • D. 

      Purulence of secretions

  • 7. 
    All of the following are effective measures for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Increased clinical staffing

    • B. 

      Swabbing patients' mouths with clorhexidine

    • C. 

      Soap and water hand-washing between all patients

    • D. 

      Frequent suctioning

  • 8. 
    Components of VAP care bundle include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Elevation of the head of the bed (30-45 degrees)

    • B. 

      Regular Oral care

    • C. 

      Practicing good hand hygene

    • D. 

      Making sure patient movement is limited while on the ventilator

  • 9. 
    VAP can increase the cost for one patient stay by:
    • A. 

      $400

    • B. 

      $4000

    • C. 

      $40,000

    • D. 

      $400,000

  • 10. 
    VAP (ventilator associated pnemonia) is defined as pneumonia that develops in an intubated patient after _______hours or more of mechanical ventilation support.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      48