Fall 2019 Trivia


Q1: In clean surgical procedures, in which the gastrointestinal, gynecological and respiratory tracts have not been entered, what bacteria is the number one culprit for surgical site infections?

A) Clostridium perfringens
B) Group B streptococci
C) Staphylococcus aureus

Q2: Where is the above bacteria from question 1 generally found that could cause the surgical site infection?

A) In contaminated suture material
B) Poorly sterilized surgical equipment
C) From the exogenous environment or the patient’s own skin flora

Q3: True for False: The bacteria from question 1 on Gram stain reveals gram-positive cocci in clusters, and on cultures is Beta-hemolytic and produces a golden yellow pigment.

Q4: True or False: This particular bacteria carries a protein called penicillinase that disrupts the beta-lactam portion of the penicillin molecule, thereby inactivating certain antibiotics.

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The answers are:

Q1: In clean surgical procedures, in which the gastrointestinal, gynecological and respiratory tracts have not been entered, what bacteria is the number one culprit for surgical site infections?

C) Staphylococcus aureus

Q2: Where is the above bacteria from question 1 generally found that could cause the surgical site infection?

C) From the exogenous environment or the patient’s own skin flora

Q3: True for False: The bacteria from question 1 on Gram stain reveals gram-positive cocci in clusters, and on cultures is Beta-hemolytic and produces a golden yellow pigment.

True

Q4: True or False: This particular bacteria carries a protein called penicillinase that disrupts the beta-lactam portion of the penicillin molecule, thereby inactivating certain antibiotics.

True


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