Bloodborne Pathogens In Schools

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Bloodborne Pathogens In Schools

To our Faculty and Staff:Now that you've read "Bloodborne Pathogens in Schools 2014" you've learned about the dangers of BBP's, how they are spread, and the precautions you can take to protect yourself. This short quiz will test your knowledge and will help you identify areas for you to review if necessary.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most important thing to remember is:
    • A. 

      BBP's cannot survive on surfaces more than a week.

    • B. 

      Most people exposed to BBP's may never become infected

    • C. 

      Treat all blood and body fluids as infected material.

  • 2. 
    How often is OSHA training mandated?
    • A. 

      When the school nurse decides it's necessary

    • B. 

      Upon hire and annually

    • C. 

      Twice a year

  • 3. 
    When emptying garbage cans, grab the top of the bag with one hand and support the bottom with the other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Blood tests can diagnose HIV, but no vaccine or cure has yet been developed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Sexual contact and sharing infected needles are the only ways HIV can be transmitted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What if someone bites me and breaks the skin?
    • A. 

      Immediately put on a bandaid.

    • B. 

      Wash with Purell.

    • C. 

      Immediately wash the area with soap and running water. Then seek medical attention.

    • D. 

      Don't worry. Human bites are not dangerous.

  • 7. 
    HIV can survive on surfaces for up to a week.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Gloves provide protection so there's no need to wash your hands after removing them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Our Exposure Control Plan includes information on how to reduce your risk of exposure and what to do if you’re exposed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The use of gloves when handling blood in school is
    • A. 

      Only necessary when the blood is excessive

    • B. 

      Not needed when you know the student and his or her family personally.

    • C. 

      Standard practice for all school employees

  • 11. 
    What if I get blood or body fluids on my clothes or shoes?
    • A. 

      Wash them as soon as you get home from school.

    • B. 

      Viruses can't live on inanimate objects, so don't worry.

    • C. 

      Scrub items with wet paper towel, then wash your hands.

    • D. 

      Remove clothes/shoes. Wash exposed skin right away.

  • 12. 
    To effectively disinfect surfaces, you may use:
    • A. 

      Coarse sponge and water

    • B. 

      1 part liquid soap to 9 parts water

    • C. 

      1 part bleach to 9 parts water

  • 13. 
    The most common ways BBP's are transmitted are:
    • A. 

      Through unprotected sex with an infected person

    • B. 

      Sharing needles or other paraphernalia to inject drugs

    • C. 

      Infected mothers to their newborns children

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Those infected with a bloodborne pathogen can spread the disease to others, but only if symptoms are present.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    There is a three shot vaccine series to protect against HBV.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    There is no need to wear gloves when handling feces, urine, vomit, nasal secretions, sputum, sweat, tears, and saliva because they can not be infectious sources of bloodborne pathogens unless they are visibly contaminated with blood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    You can easily become infected through casual contact such as hugging, kissing on the cheek, touching door knobs or drinking from a water fountain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The first thing that you must do when you have been exposed to Bloodborne Pathogens is:
    • A. 

      Call your doctor

    • B. 

      Contact your supervisor

    • C. 

      Immediately wash the exposed area with soap and water or flush mucous membranes and eyes with large amounts of water

    • D. 

      Call OSHA

  • 19. 
    If you get blood on your skin in a location that doesn't have runnng water, as on a bus or on a field trip, the only thing you can do is try to wipe it off with a paper towel or tissue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The only time you really need to wear gloves when cleaning up blood is when you know for sure that the person's blood is infected.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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