Nosocomial Infections Quiz

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What is the definition of HAIs (NIs) in the context of the text?

Infections brought in or picked up in hospital

What is the definition of a fomite as per the text?

An inanimate object contaminated with infectious organisms

What is the risk associated with sharing a hospital room with another person?

Increased risk of acquiring hospital-acquired infections

What is the estimated number of deaths per year resulting from hospital-acquired infections in Canadian hospitals?

~10,000 deaths

What is the primary exogenous source of microorganisms according to the text?

Microorganisms contracted from other people

What is the primary exogenous source of microorganisms according to the text?

Visitors, health care workers, and hospital staff

What is the estimated number of deaths per year resulting from hospital-acquired infections in Canadian hospitals?

10,000

What is the definition of a fomite as per the text?

An inanimate object that may be contaminated with infectious organisms

What raises the risk of getting a hospital-acquired infection according to the text?

Sharing a hospital room with another person

What is the direct cost of hospital-acquired infections annually in Canadian hospitals?

$1 billion

Test your knowledge of microbiology and nosocomial infections with this introductory quiz. Learn about hospital-acquired infections, their impact, and prevention strategies. Gain insights into the prevalence and costs associated with nosocomial infections.

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