OSHA Infection Control Test

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  • 1. 
    Standard Precautions are used:
    • A. 

      On patients with infections

    • B. 

      On all patients in Capital Hospice

    • C. 

      None of the above


  • 2. 
    The ‘Chain of Infection’ involves: a
    • A. 

      The organism itself (bacterium, virus, parasite, or fungus)

    • B. 

      Mode of transmission & mode of entry

    • C. 

      Amount of organism present

    • D. 

      Susceptibility of the ‘host’

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 3. 
    The most important factor in deciding if one of our patients needs precautions beyond Standard Precautions is: a.       b.      c.      
    • A. 

      The patient’s diagnosis

    • B. 

      The risk of transmission

    • C. 

      What the hospital was doing


  • 4. 
    You can protect yourself from transmission of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV by:
    • A. 

      Using Standard Precautions

    • B. 

      Appropriate use of PPE and Engineered Safety Devices

    • C. 

      Having accurate information about Bloodborne Pathogens

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 5. 
    Hand Hygiene is a vital part of Infection Control because:
    • A. 

      The most common mode of transmission of germs is via hands.

    • B. 

      There is an increase in the number of infections acquired in health care.

    • C. 

      Anti-microbial resistance is increasing

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 6. 
    Handwashing is to be done to decontaminate hands when:
    • A. 

      Hands are visibly soiled or dirty

    • B. 

      Working with patients with C Diff (Clostridium difficile)

    • C. 

      Working with patients with undiagnosed cause for their diarrhea

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 7. 
    Ways to prevent the spread of the skin infection MRSA in the general community include:  
    • A. 

      Frequent handwashing and hand hygiene

    • B. 

      Keeping infected skin lesions covered w/ clean, dry bandages

    • C. 

      Avoiding skin contact with others until lesions are healed

    • D. 

      Limited sharing of personal items (i.e., towels, clothes, sports equipment)

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 8. 
    Good ‘cough etiquette’ means covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing; disposing of tissue immediately, and washing hands thoroughly
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    It’s OK to come to work when you’re sick and infectious, because the hospice mission is more important than anything
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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