Ethics of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)

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1. HAI is an acronym for ______________.

  a. Hospital Acquired Infections

  b. Hospital Associated Infections

  c. Haldol Acquired Insufficiency

  d. Haldol Associated Insufficiency


2. Where can HAI be acquired?

  a. Only at home

  b. Anywhere - home, school, work

  c. Only in the tropics

  d. Anywhere healthcare is delivered.


3. What patients can be exposed to HAIs?

  a. Only elderly patients

  b. All patients

  c. Only Pediatric patients

  d. Only patients 20-53 years of age


4. HAIs can be caused by which of the following?

  a. Bacteria only

  b. Fungi only

  c. Viruses only

  d. Infectious agents, bacteria, fungi, and viruses


5. Statistically, how many patients will acquire HAIs?

  a. 1 in every 25 patients

  b. 1 in every 100 patients

  c. All patients

  d. 1 in every 1,000 patients


6. A majority of HAI infections can be attributed to the following:

  a. urinary tract infections only

  b. surgical site infections only

  c. pneumonia only

  d. urinary tract infections, surgical sites, bloodstream infections, and pneumonia


7. The course presented opinions of the Americans, French, Swiss, and Spanish. What was the basis of the argument?

  a. Ethical and Clinical

  b. Completely Clinical

  c. Financial

  d. Financial and Clinical


8. "Healthy People" is best described by which of the following?

  a. An organization that focuses on drinking and smoking habits only

  b. A science based organization that promotes healthy lifestyle and disease prevention.

  c. Purely a weight loss movement

  d. None of the above


9. Does this course discuss and encourage "Empowerment of the Patient?"

  a. Yes

  b. No

  c. Empowerment of the Patient was presented, but not as a potential ethical issue

  d. Empowerment of the Patient was presented, but very much discouraged


10. This course posed which of the following questions?

  a. Ethical dilemmas are never an issue

  b. Clinical dilemmas supersede ethical issues

  c. Ethical dilemmas often still exist between the Health care worker and the patient

  d. None of the above


11. HAI's are relevant to which of the following situations?

  a. Only in Europe

  b. All areas, all regions - worldwide

  c. Only in the United States

  d. None of the above


12. Is the number of HAIs increasing or decreasing generally in Healthcare settings?

  a. Only increasing in the United States

  b. Only increasing in Europe

  c. Increasing

  d. Decreasing