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Infection Control (temps Inc.)

22 Questions
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New hire/annual universal precautions competency exam.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Control of infection involves breaking the chain of infection. What 3 links in the infection chain must be present in order for an infection to occur?
    • A. 

      Infectious agent, moist conditions, means of transmission

    • B. 

      Dirty conditions, susceptible host, prolonged exposure

    • C. 

      An infectious person, intimate contact, prolonged exposure

    • D. 

      Infectious agent, means of transmission, susceptible host

  • 2. 
    You are caring for a patient with a diagnosis of meningococcal meningitis. Which of the following pieces of protective equipment is required?
    • A. 

      Mask

    • B. 

      Gown

    • C. 

      Gloves

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    If a patient is in isolation, housekeeping should not clean their room.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Patients with TB should be in what kind of isolation room?
    • A. 

      Positive Pressure

    • B. 

      Negative Pressure

    • C. 

      Semi-Private Room

  • 5. 
    Contaminated sharps must be placed in a covered, puncture-resistant, leak proof container that is red or has a biohazard symbol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    You must wear a mask and eye protection if fluids could splash or spray into your eyes, nose, or mouth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You must clean equipment and work surfaces at the end of your shift or when visibly contaminated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Universal Precautions means treating everyone's blood and other bodily fluids as infectious.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If you come in contact with blood or other bodily fluids, you should wash your skin immediately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Bloodborne pathogen standards apply only to healthcare workers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Needles should never be recapped.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A quarter cup of household bleach to one gallon of water provides a strong enough solution to effectively decontaminate most surfaces, tools and equipment if left for 10 minutes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Bloodborne pathogens may enter your system through:
    • A. 

      Open cuts

    • B. 

      Dermatitis

    • C. 

      Mucous membranes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following materials could contain Bloodborne pathogens?
    • A. 

      Bloody saliva

    • B. 

      Semen

    • C. 

      Vaginal secretions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    You should always treat all body fluids as if they are infectious and avoid direct skin contact with them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Healthcare-associated infections are infections that:
    • A. 

      Affect only patients

    • B. 

      Are acquired because of using personal protective equipment (PPE) properly

    • C. 

      Are acquired by a person in a healthcare setting

  • 17. 
    Provision of medical waste and sharps containers, as well as communication of hazards by means of signs and labels, are examples of:
    • A. 

      Personal protective equipment

    • B. 

      Engineering controls

    • C. 

      Exposure determination

    • D. 

      Standard precautions

  • 18. 
    Experts insist that the all-time #1 method for preventing the spread of infection is:
    • A. 

      Properly using personal protective equipment 

    • B. 

      Sterilization

    • C. 

      Using standard precautions

    • D. 

      Proper hand hygiene

  • 19. 
    You are caring for a patient with a diagnosis of Tuberculosis. Before entering the patient's room you must:
    • A. 

      Don a mask that has been fitted especially for you

    • B. 

      Put on a gown

    • C. 

      Put on sterile gloves

    • D. 

      Put on shoe covers

  • 20. 
    A patient is admitted with a positive stool culture for Salmonella. Which of the following types of transmission-based precautions must be followed?
    • A. 

      Contact precautions

    • B. 

      Airborne precautions

    • C. 

      Droplet precautions

    • D. 

      None of the abovens

  • 21. 
    You have a patient who is on droplet precautions. Which of the following should be utilized when performing nasotracheal or oral suctioning?
    • A. 

      Sterile gown

    • B. 

      Sterile gloves

    • C. 

      Mask with face shield

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is considered the best agent for hand hygiene?
    • A. 

      Soap and water

    • B. 

      Betadine liquid

    • C. 

      Moisturizing lotion

    • D. 

      Alcohol-based hand rub