Basic Bloodborne Pathogens Trivia Questions

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Bloodborne Pathogens Quizzes & Trivia

A basic bloodborne pathogen and infection control quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Any disease that can be spread from person to person is considered to be:
    • A. 

      Pathogen

    • B. 

      Communicable disease

    • C. 

      Virulence

    • D. 

      Host

  • 2. 
    ______________ is the strength or ability of a pathogen to produce disease.
    • A. 

      Infection

    • B. 

      Pathogen

    • C. 

      Virulence

    • D. 

      Communicable

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements about hepatitis B and C is FALSE?
    • A. 

      They are caused by two different viruses.

    • B. 

      There is a vaccine to protect you from acquiring hepatitis C.

    • C. 

      Both hepatitis B and C can lead to long-term liver disease and/or liver cancer.

    • D. 

      With hepatitis C, 75% of persons infected do not know that they are infected

  • 4. 
    Occupational exposure to blood or OPIM puts you at a risk for:
    • A. 

      HIV,HBV,HCV

    • B. 

      Diabetes

    • C. 

      Heart Disease

    • D. 

      Osteoporosis

  • 5. 
    Both blood and OPIM may contain:
    • A. 

      Cyanide

    • B. 

      Bloodborne pathogens

    • C. 

      Styrene

    • D. 

      Vinyl chloride

  • 6. 
    What is the first step following an exposure incident?
    • A. 

      Medical evaluation

    • B. 

      First aid

    • C. 

      Notifying your supervisor

    • D. 

      Making a medical appointment when convenient

  • 7. 
    Assume that blood and other body fluids from all persons are:
    • A. 

      Safe when dry

    • B. 

      Potentially infectious

    • C. 

      Safe until proven otherwise

    • D. 

      Not a source of infection

  • 8. 
    An example of an engineering control is:
    • A. 

      Needleless systems

    • B. 

      Contaminated sharps

    • C. 

      Disposable gloves

    • D. 

      Handwashing

  • 9. 
    Every workplace that has employees at risk for occupational exposure to blood or OPIM must  have:
    • A. 

      A list of infectious control products

    • B. 

      A written emergency action plan.

    • C. 

      A written exposure control plan

    • D. 

      A hazardous materials response team

  • 10. 
    When using soap and water to wash your hands, you should rub your hands and fingers together vigorously for at least _________ seconds.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      60

  • 11. 
    To "observe universal precautions" means to:
    • A. 

      Purchase insurance

    • B. 

      Protect yourself from blood and OPIM

    • C. 

      Produce immunity with a vaccine

    • D. 

      Avoid harm or danger during travel

  • 12. 
    The critical components to assure your health and well-being following an exposure incident are
    • A. 

      Gloves,masks and gowns

    • B. 

      Immediate first aid, confidential, medical evaluation, and follow-up

    • C. 

      Proper protective equipment, signs and labels, and engineering controls

    • D. 

      Careful handling of contaminated laundryand hand hygiene

  • 13. 
    All PPE clothing and equipment should be:
    • A. 

      Mismatched

    • B. 

      Available in one size

    • C. 

      Washed in soap and water

    • D. 

      Properly fitted, comfortable and clean

  • 14. 
    The Hepatitis B vaccine prevents:
    • A. 

      Hepatitis B

    • B. 

      Hepatitis C

    • C. 

      HIV

    • D. 

      Needlesticks

  • 15. 
    Containers used to store,transport,or ship blood or OPIM must be marked with a biohazardsymbol or placed in a:
    • A. 

      Black bag

    • B. 

      Red bag

    • C. 

      Orange bag

    • D. 

      Clear bag

  • 16. 
    To ensure that the disinfectant used is effective,equipment and surfaces that are "grosslycontaminated" should be cleaned up first with:
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Diluted household bleach

    • C. 

      A soap and water solution

    • D. 

      Registered antimicrobal products

  • 17. 
    Hepatitis A is contracted by:
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      OPIM

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      Other body fluid

  • 18. 
    The HIV virus attacks and destroys certain white blood cells called T4 lymphocytes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    HIV can be transmitted by swimming pools and hot tubs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The HIV virus is easily killed by drying and by most commonly used disinfectants
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False