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Chapter 8. Inflammation, Infection, & Antimicrobial Therapy in Surgery

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Development of a SSI requires

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A. A susceptible host

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B. An infectious agent

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C. As suitable medium or environment

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D. Both A and C

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E. All of A, B, and C

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E. All of A, B, and C

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The Centers for Disease Control classification of SSIs includes

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A. Infection at or near the surgical incision within 30 days of the procedure

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B. Infection at or near the surgical site within 2 months if an implant is left in place

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C. Subcategories of infection including deep incisional and organ/space

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D. Excludes superficial infections that involve only the skin.

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E. Both A and C are true

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E. Both A and C are true

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The efficacy of efforts to prevent SSI

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A. Is not affected by the timing of antibiotic dosing as long delivery occurs by the time of skin closure

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B. Is independent of the choice of antibiotic

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C. Can be improved by the use of alcohol-containing skin preparation solutions

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D. Is very similar at hospitals around the world

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E. Is currently well-known, and best practices are no longer controversial

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C. Can be improved by the use of alcohol-containing skin preparation solutions

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The treatment of SSI includes

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A. Opening the incision for superficial SSI

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B. Antibiotics in every case

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C. Debridement of necrotic tissue if present

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D. Avoidance of wound cultures as this is expensive and unnecessary

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E. Both A and C

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E. Both A and C

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All of the following are true about necrotizing skin and skin structure infections (NSSSIs), except

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A. NSSSIs are generally self-limited and non-threatening

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B. Can be caused by single or polymicrobial infections

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C. Small vessel ...

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