WoundSource Practice Accelerator: Wound Infection Management
Test your knowledge based on your learning from the materials provided in the WoundSource Practice Accelerator program on wound infection management.
1. Prescribing of antibiotic therapy should be approached from interdisciplinary perspective and should only be done once infection is confirmed via culture.
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2. Interdisciplinary team members should include a specialist in infection management and pharmacy with input from clinicians providing the patient’s care, as well as administrative personnel.
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3. Practicing the principles of antimicrobial stewardship in the care of chronic wound patients has no effect on the reduction of unnecessary use of topical and systemic antibiotics and antimicrobials.
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4. Because of the impact of infection on delayed wound healing, determining the presence of colonization and infection is imperative to achieving healed outcomes.
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5. If not addressed in a timely manner, local infections can become systemic, leading to which of the following:
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6. The first step in diagnosis of wound infection consists of a complete and thorough history and physical examination of the whole patient, not just the hole in the patient, by taking into account both primary and secondary findings to understand the host response.
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7. Wound contamination is the presence of non-replicating bacteria where the host cannot remain in control of the environment, and healing is not impaired.
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8. The signs and symptoms of inflammation are the same as for infection and include redness, pain, cold extremities, and edema.
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9. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common and costly hospital-acquired infections.
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10. MDRO stands for medical device-related occurrence.
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