Bacteremia: Definition, Symptoms, Complications & Treatment


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What is bacteremia?

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1. Which of the following is NOT true?

2. One possible complication of bacteremia is endocarditis. What is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge how much you know about bacteremia with this short multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. You'll be required to understand various facts about bacteremia, including how it can progress.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • What bacteremia is and how it's treated
  • Facts about bacteremia
  • What endocarditis is
  • Significance of a rapid heart rate, rapid breathing rate, and confusion

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bacteremia
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about endocarditis and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a rapid heart rate, rapid breathing rate, and confusion might signify

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the lesson titled Bacteremia: Definition, Symptoms, Complications & Treatment. You'll learn more about this topic, including:

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