Bloodborne Pathogens Quiz Questions

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Blood borne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in the human body that cause diseases and include Human immunodeficiency virus, which slowly harms the immune system whose role is to protect the body from infections. When this system is slowed down, there is a risk of getting a lot more infections. This blood borne pathogens quiz will broaden your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most common chronic bloodborne infection in the U.S. is caused by the:
    • A. 

      Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

    • B. 

      Influenza virus

    • C. 

      Hepatitis C virus (HCV)

    • D. 

      HIV (the virus that causes AIDS)

  • 2. 
    Universal precautions is:
    • A. 

      A system of seven steps to follow when cleaning up machinery following a blood-related incident

    • B. 

      An approach to infection control that considers all blood and body fluids to be infectious

    • C. 

      A method of selecting the appropriate protective equipment prior to a bloodborne pathogens incident

    • D. 

      Careful handwashing along with the use of gloves and masks

  • 3. 
    Potentially infectious materials include:  
    • A. 

      Blood, semen, and vaginal secretions

    • B. 

      Saliva and amniotic fluid

    • C. 

      Any body fluid or tissue that you can’t identify

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The hepatitis B vaccine:  
    • A. 

      Must be made available to all employees during the first 10 days of employment

    • B. 

      Must be provided to Good Samaritans

    • C. 

      Must be made available to employees after an occupational exposure incident involving blood or body fluids

    • D. 

      Must be provided to every worker who has an on-the-job injury

  • 5. 
    Single use (disposable) gloves can be reused if:  
    • A. 

      They are carefully washed and inspected for tears after each use

    • B. 

      They have not been contaminated or discolored

    • C. 

      Single use gloves should not be reused

    • D. 

      They are hypoallergenic and have not been torn

  • 6. 
    Records of an exposure incident must be kept for a period of:  
    • A. 

      5 years after the incident

    • B. 

      10 years after the individual is no longer employed with the company

    • C. 

      30 years after the individual is no longer employed with the company

  • 7. 
    The proper steps for cleaning up an accident scene involving blood are: Use Bloodborne Pathogens cleanup kit Use 1 parts bleach to 10 parts water solution on exposed area Place items in biohazard bag or double bag the items Wash hands with soap and water
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    HIV can stay alive in dried blood for at least 1 week.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If you think you have been involved in an exposure incident, you should immediately go tell a supervisor, then go wash up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When assisting a friend or co-worker with a severe cut on his/her hand, it is not necessary to wear Personal Protective Equipment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Where in your work area would you find a Bloodborne Pathogens Cleanup Kit?
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