What Is a Staph Infection? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments


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Which of the following statements regarding MRSA is FALSE?

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1. A patient arrives in a hospital, displaying symptoms of MRSA. Which of the following is a doctor most likely to prescribe?

2. Bill, a middle-aged man, went into the hospital for knee surgery. After leaving the hospital, he finds that he has symptoms in his knee similar to those one would expect from arthritis. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis of his condition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo help assess your understanding of the types of staph infections, their individual characteristics, and methods used to treat them. To successfully pass the quiz, you should be familiar with topics such as treatment for MRSA and the bacteria that causes staph infection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment resources to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics and treatments of MRSA
  • Term for arthritis caused by a staph infection
  • Name for the bacteria that causes staph infection
  • Term for a highly contagious staph infection on the skin

Skills Practiced

This quiz and corresponding worksheet let you practice these following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about types of staph infections from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding MRSA and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the bacteria behind a staph infection

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the corresponding lesson on the subject called, What is a Staph Infection? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments. It covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the different ways staph infections can impact a person depending on whether it is on the skin or deeper in the body
  • Recognize how and where staph infections most commonly occur
  • Identify the characteristics of Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Discover the traditional course of treatment for staph infections and why it sometimes does not work