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A microbe that can grow in the absence of oxygen but is also able to utilize oxygen for growth is a/an:
Which factor is commonly associated with Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs)?
Which one of the following statements is true regarding bacterial spores?
The paroxysmal stage of pertussis usually lasts
What is considered the “gold standard” for CDI diagnostic testing?
What is/are the highest risk antimicrobial(s) associated with causing CDI?
An IP receives a call from the Emergency Room. They are treating a child with presumptive pertussis. The IP’s
recommendations for managing this patient should include:
A patient is telling you that they once took an
antibiotic that caused them to have C-diff. They can’t remember which antibiotic though. In their med history, you see these antibiotics below.
Which of these antibiotics is most likely to cause C-diff?
A patient is suspected of having Pertussis. A nasopharyngeal aspirate is collected for direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) testing and for culture eight hours after antimicrobial therapy is started. The DFA test is negative but the culture test is positive. Does this patient have Pertussis?
A child is found to be positive for pertussis following admission to the facility. Droplet precautions are implemented immediately. How many days after effective therapy can the isolation be discontinued?