A nosocomial infection is an
A)infection acquired at a large gathering.
B)upper respiratory infection.
C)infection acquired in a hospital.
D)infection obtained through a physician's physical examination.
The chain of infection consists of
C)host,infectious microbe,mode of transmission,and reservoir.
All of the following are possible sources of nosocomial infection EXCEPT
A)transfer of pathogenic microbes from a Foley catheter to a patient.
B)contamination of a surgical instrument in the surgical theater.
C)transfer of microbes through hand contact with a waitress in the coffee shop adjacent to the hospital.
D)placement of an unclean radiographic receptor against a patient wound during a portable examination.
A few days after a stereotactic breast biopsy performed by a radiologist in a breast imaging center,the patient returns to her physician with an obvious infection at the incision site.This is an example of a(n)
A)infection caused by patient neglect.