Ch 31: Healthcare-Associated Infections

About This Chapter

Use this chapter on healthcare-associated infections to improve your academic performance or prepare for upcoming nursing exams. You can access these simple lessons and quizzes on any device that has an Internet connection.

Healthcare-Associated Infections - Chapter Summary

Get an overview of healthcare-associated infections with this convenient online nursing chapter. The chapter includes expertly taught lessons that examine the causes, symptoms and treatments for a variety of infections, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-associated UTIs and central line-associated bloodstream infections. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Identify preventative measures for catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Assess guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia treatment/prevention
  • Recognize the symptoms of central line-associated bloodstream infections
  • Evaluate the causes, symptoms and treatment for hypotension

The chapter's convenient online format helps you study at any time that fits your schedule. Your course dashboard will keep track of your progress, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have. Each lesson comes with a short self-assessment quiz to help you strengthen your understanding of these types of infections.

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