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Circle the BEST answer.
Preventing healthcare-associated infections involves
a Sterilizing all care items
b Over-prescribing antibiotics
c Hand hygiene before and after giving care
d Using Transmission-Based Precautions for all persons
The answer (A) is incorrect because a healthcare-associated infection or HAI (an accidental infection that a person develops while receiving medical care for another medical condition in health care facilities) is commonly not caused by care items in care facilities as they are often sterilized.
The answer (B) is incorrect because a healthcare-associated infection cannot be prevented by over-prescribing antibiotics.
The answer (D) is incorrect because a healthcare-associated infection is commonly not prevented by using transmission-based or isolation precautions (wearing gowns, gloves, goggles, masks, face shields).
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