Blood Borne Pathogens Competency Quiz

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Blood Borne Pathogen Quizzes & Trivia

Pathogens are microorganisms that cause diseases in the body and can even lead to death. For example HIV is a blood borne disease that affects the white blood cells by weakening it allowing, potential infections to get in. To prevent the infection, one has to implement exposure control plan. This blood borne pathogens competency quiz is yours. Try it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hepatits B virus is easily cured
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    HIV and HBV may be present in body fluids other than blood
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Broken glass and exposed ends of dental wires are considered sharps
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Facial Acne is a potential route of entry into the body for blood borne pathogens
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Contaminated environmental surfaces are a major mode of HIV spread in certain settings, particularly hemodialysis units
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    To consult a copy of your employer's Exposure Control, check at your local library
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    No single approach to controlling the spread of blood borne infections is 100 percent effective
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Universal precautions means treating the blood and body fluids of anyone aged 18 to 65 as if they were known to be infected with HIV, HBV or any other blood borne pathogen
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When recapping needles is allowed, it is important to use two hands
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Every time you remove your gloves, you must wash your hands with soap and running water as soon as possible
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Once blood gets on your hands, it's too late to take any preventative measures
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    It's okay to store food next to blood if the food is in a bag or lunchbox
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The type of protective equipment appropriate for a given task depends on the degree of exposure you anticipate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    You don't have to wear any gloves if you are allergic to latex or nylon
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    You don't have to wear personal protective equipment if it is annoying or uncomfortable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If utility gloves are damaged, you should patch any holes before reusing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Hepatitis B vaccines used in the US cannot transmit blood borne pathogens
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Good housekeeping is the sole responsibility of housekeeping or environmental services staff
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Contaminated laundry should be rinsed and placed in appropriate bags or containers where it was used
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    If you are exposed, you should report the incident to your supervisor within 14 days
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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