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NClex Questions-unit 1
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The most common method of micro organisms transfer from one person to another in a hospital is prevented by
Performing hand hygiene thoroughly and frequently
The skin is the first line of defense and protects the body by?
providing an intact physical barrier
secreting bactericidal substances
The reason for performing hand hygiene for 15 to 30 seconds when hands are contaminated is to?
mechanically remove as many microorganisms as possible
Means to decrease susceptibility of individuals to infection include?
-using gloves and hand hygiene techniques properly
-providing immunization as available
-promoting good nutrition and adequate rest
Drug resistant micro organisms are a problem within the community as well as within the hospital. Reasons for this include?
-overprescription of antimicrobial agents by healthcare providers
-patients who stop taking anti-microbial agents as prescribed
-overuse of inappropriate anti-microbials causing mutations in the microorganisms
Before entering the room of a patient in airborne infection isolation in contact precautions, the nurse must don a cover gown, gloves, mask and eyewear. Indicate the proper sequence for donning the PPE's
Mount nutrition contributes to the susceptibility to infection because?
It decreases immune function
Passive acquired immunity is obtained by?
receiving an antitoxin or antiserum
Medical asepsis differs from surgical asepsis in that medical a sepsis is aimed at?
Preventing transmission of micro organisms
considering the chain of infection, a vector might be
a tick carrying Lyme disease
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