Blood Borne Pathogens Quiz! MCQ

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  • 1. 

    What are blood born pathogens?

    • A.

      Microorganisms that are present in human blood and can infect and cause disease in people who are exposed to blood containing the pathogen.

    • B.

      Microorganisms that are in blood that help cure disease.

    • C.

      Microoganisms that are ok

    Correct Answer
    A. Microorganisms that are present in human blood and can infect and cause disease in people who are exposed to blood containing the pathogen.
    Explanation
    Blood borne pathogens are microorganisms that can be found in human blood and have the potential to cause infections and diseases in individuals who come into contact with blood that contains these pathogens. These microorganisms can be transmitted through various means such as needlestick injuries, blood transfusions, or contact with contaminated blood or bodily fluids. It is important to take precautions and follow proper safety protocols to prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens and protect oneself from potential infections.

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  • 2. 

    What type of blood-born pathogens carries the greatest risk if exposed?

    • A.

      HIV

    • B.

      Hepatisis B

    • C.

      Hepatisis C

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above carry the greatest risk if exposed because HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C are all blood-borne pathogens that can be transmitted through contact with infected blood or bodily fluids. These pathogens can cause serious and potentially life-threatening diseases if not properly treated or managed. Therefore, it is important to take appropriate precautions to prevent exposure and transmission of these pathogens.

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  • 3. 

    Which is the following is NOT considered a blood born pathogen?

    • A.

      Malaria

    • B.

      Babesiosis

    • C.

      Scoliosis

    • D.

      Leptospirosis

    Correct Answer
    C. Scoliosis
    Explanation
    Scoliosis is not considered a bloodborne pathogen because it is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, rather than a disease caused by a pathogen. Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms that can be transmitted through contact with infected blood or other body fluids. Malaria, babesiosis, and leptospirosis are all examples of bloodborne pathogens as they are caused by specific pathogens (Plasmodium, Babesia, and Leptospira bacteria, respectively) that can be transmitted through blood.

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  • 4. 

    How are blood born pathogens transmitted?

    • A.

      Punctured or broken skin

    • B.

      Sneezing and coughing

    • C.

      Membranes of the mouth, nose, or eyes

    • D.

      A and C

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. A and C
    Explanation
    Bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted through punctured or broken skin, as well as through the membranes of the mouth, nose, or eyes. This means that if a person comes into contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids through a cut, wound, or mucous membrane, they can potentially contract a bloodborne infection. Therefore, options A and C are correct as they both describe possible routes of transmission for bloodborne pathogens.

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  • 5. 

    All cuts and blood exposure injuries should be treated as if they were infected?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    All cuts and blood exposure injuries should be treated as if they were infected because it is important to take precautions and assume the worst-case scenario in order to prevent the spread of infections or diseases. Treating these injuries as if they were infected helps to ensure proper cleaning, disinfection, and appropriate medical attention, reducing the risk of complications and further transmission of pathogens. It is better to err on the side of caution and treat all such injuries as potentially infected to prioritize the safety and well-being of individuals involved.

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  • 6. 

    What are some things you can do to prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens?

    • A.

      Use a disinfenctant when cleaning up blood.

    • B.

      Wear PPE when cleaning up blood or body fluids.

    • C.

      Use an absorbant material when cleaning up blood.

    • D.

      B and C

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". Using a disinfectant when cleaning up blood helps to kill any potential blood-borne pathogens present on surfaces. Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks, and goggles when cleaning up blood or body fluids helps to prevent direct contact with these potentially infectious materials. Using an absorbent material when cleaning up blood helps to contain and safely dispose of the blood, reducing the risk of transmission. Therefore, all of these actions are important in preventing the transmission of blood-borne pathogens.

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  • 7. 

    What should you do after the blood has been cleaned up?

    • A.

      Dispose of it in a decontaminate receptacle.

    • B.

      Dispose of any glass or sharp objects in a puncture proof container

    • C.

      Disinfect the area and any tools used to clean up the blood.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    After the blood has been cleaned up, it is important to dispose of it in a decontaminate receptacle to ensure proper handling and prevent any contamination. Additionally, any glass or sharp objects should be disposed of in a puncture proof container to avoid injuries. Finally, the area and any tools used to clean up the blood should be disinfected to eliminate any potential pathogens. Therefore, all of the above options should be followed after the blood has been cleaned up.

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  • 8. 

    What PPE must be worn when cleaning up blood or body fluids?

    • A.

      Eye protection and rubber gloves

    • B.

      Eye protection, rubber gloves, and a mask

    • C.

      Eye protection, rubber gloves, a mask, and gown

    • D.

      No PPE since it is not infectious blood or body fluid

    Correct Answer
    C. Eye protection, rubber gloves, a mask, and gown
    Explanation
    When cleaning up blood or body fluids, it is important to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent the risk of exposure to pathogens. Eye protection is necessary to shield the eyes from splashes or sprays. Rubber gloves provide a barrier between the hands and the fluids, reducing the risk of direct contact. A mask should be worn to protect the respiratory system from inhaling any airborne particles. Additionally, a gown is required to cover and protect the body from any potential contamination.

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  • 9. 

    You should contact your supervisor in the event of an incident involving blood or body fluids?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the event of an incident involving blood or body fluids, it is important to contact your supervisor. This is because your supervisor will have the necessary knowledge and experience to handle such situations effectively. They can provide guidance on proper protocols, such as using personal protective equipment, cleaning up the area, and reporting the incident. By contacting your supervisor, you ensure that the incident is addressed promptly and in accordance with established procedures, minimizing the risk of further complications or potential harm.

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  • 10. 

    Universal Precaution means you should treat all blood and body fluids as if they were infected.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Universal Precaution is a safety measure in healthcare that assumes all blood and body fluids are potentially infectious. It requires healthcare workers to take the same precautions for every patient, regardless of their infection status. This approach helps to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens and other infectious diseases. Therefore, the statement "Universal Precaution means you should treat all blood and body fluids as if they were infected" is true.

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