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

Development of a SSI requires

A. A susceptible host

B. An infectious agent

C. As suitable medium or environment

D. Both A and C

E. All of A, B, and C

E. All of A, B, and C

The Centers for Disease Control classification of SSIs includes

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

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

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

D. Excludes superficial infections that involve only the skin.

E. Both A and C are true

E. Both A and C are true

The efficacy of efforts to prevent SSI

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

B. Is independent of the choice of antibiotic

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

D. Is very similar at hospitals around the world

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

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

The treatment of SSI includes

A. Opening the incision for superficial SSI

B. Antibiotics in every case

C. Debridement of necrotic tissue if present

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

E. Both A and C

E. Both A and C

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

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

B. Can be caused by single or polymicrobial infections

C. Small vessel ...

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