Cosmetology - Infection Control: Principales And Practice

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Our skins are exposed to a lot of harmful chemicals and products on the daily and when we see the effect of these products a cosmetologist helps reduce the effects or identify the cause. As an aspiring cosmetologist, what do you know about infection control? Take up this principles practice quiz and find out if you are ready to give advice to your clients on the topic.


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  • 1. 
    One-celled microorganisms with both plant and animal characteristics are known as:
    • A. 

      Fungi

    • B. 

      Cilia

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Viruses

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Saprophyte

    • B. 

      Parasite

    • C. 

      Virus

    • D. 

      Cilia

  • 3. 
    Harmful bacteria are referred to as:
    • A. 

      Nonpathogenic

    • B. 

      Saprophytes

    • C. 

      Protozoa

    • D. 

      Pathogenic

  • 4. 
    Pathogenic bacteria produce:
    • A. 

      Health

    • B. 

      Beneficial effects

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      Antitoxins

  • 5. 
    A type of bacteria that lives on dead matter is:
    • A. 

      Saprophytes

    • B. 

      Flagella

    • C. 

      Viruses

    • D. 

      Parasites

  • 6. 
    Syphilis and Lyme disease are caused by:
    • A. 

      Cocci

    • B. 

      Spirilla

    • C. 

      Diplococci

    • D. 

      Bacilli

  • 7. 
    Cocci are bacteria with a:
    • A. 

      Spiral shape

    • B. 

      Round shape

    • C. 

      Corkscrew shape

    • D. 

      Rod shape

  • 8. 
    Bacilli are bacteria with a:
    • A. 

      Corkscrew shape

    • B. 

      Round shape

    • C. 

      Spiral shape

    • D. 

      Rod shape

  • 9. 
    Bacteria that are arranged like a string of beads and cause strep throat and blood poisoning are:
    • A. 

      Streptococci

    • B. 

      Bacilli

    • C. 

      Diplococci

    • D. 

      Staphylococci

  • 10. 
    Spirilla are bacteria with a
    • A. 

      Corkscrew shape

    • B. 

      Round shape

    • C. 

      Flat shape

    • D. 

      Rod shape

  • 11. 
    The bacteria that caused conern in 2000 in the pedicure industry was:
    • A. 

      Treponema pallida

    • B. 

      Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    • C. 

      Borrelia burgdorferi

    • D. 

      Mycobacterium fortuitum furunculosis

  • 12. 
    The bacteria that rarely show active motility, or self-movement, are the:
    • A. 

      Flagella

    • B. 

      Cocci

    • C. 

      Bacilli

    • D. 

      Spirilla

  • 13. 
    The slender, hair like extensions with which certain bacteria move about are called:
    • A. 

      Spores

    • B. 

      Flagella

    • C. 

      Saprophytes

    • D. 

      Diplococci

  • 14. 
    Bacteria cells reproduce by simply dividing into two new cells in a process called:
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Motility

    • C. 

      The vegetative stage

    • D. 

      The spore-forming stage

  • 15. 
    During the inactive stage, certain bacteria, such as the anthrax and tetanus bacilli, form:
    • A. 

      Flagella

    • B. 

      Spores

    • C. 

      Daughter cells

    • D. 

      Toxins

  • 16. 
    A communicable disease is:
    • A. 

      Not transferred from one person to another

    • B. 

      Prevented by vaccination

    • C. 

      Transmitted from one person to another

    • D. 

      Caused by nonpathogenic bacteria

  • 17. 
    A generall infection, such as _ affects the whoe body.
    • A. 

      A skin lesion

    • B. 

      Syphilis

    • C. 

      A pimple

    • D. 

      An epidemic

  • 18. 
    Pus is a sign of:
    • A. 

      Epidemic

    • B. 

      Acquired immunity

    • C. 

      Natural immunity

    • D. 

      Infection

  • 19. 
    Viruses cause:
    • A. 

      Tuberculosis and tetanus

    • B. 

      Strep throat and blood poisoning

    • C. 

      Abcesses and boils

    • D. 

      Measles and hepatitis

  • 20. 
    One difference between viruses and bacteria is that bacteria:
    • A. 

      Can live on their own

    • B. 

      Become part of cells

    • C. 

      Are resistant to antibiotics

    • D. 

      Can penetrate cells

  • 21. 
    Hepatitis is a disease marked by inflammation of the:
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Kidneys

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 22. 
    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) breaks down the body's:
    • A. 

      Digestive system

    • B. 

      Skeletal system

    • C. 

      Immune system

    • D. 

      Nervous system

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      The herpes virus

    • B. 

      Poor personal hygiene

    • C. 

      The HIV virus

    • D. 

      Contaminated food

  • 24. 
    The HIV virus can be transmitted by:
    • A. 

      Sharing food

    • B. 

      Kissing

    • C. 

      Casual contact

    • D. 

      Sharp implements

  • 25. 
    Bacteria and viruses can enter the body through:
    • A. 

      Oily skin

    • B. 

      Dry skin

    • C. 

      Broken skin

    • D. 

      Moist skin

  • 26. 
    Molds, mildews, and yeasts are all:
    • A. 

      Saprophytes

    • B. 

      Viruses

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      Bacteria

  • 27. 
    In a cosmetology school or a salon, clients with contagious diseases and conditions should be:
    • A. 

      Diagnosed and treated

    • B. 

      Sanitized and disinfected

    • C. 

      Referred to a physician

    • D. 

      Given medications

  • 28. 
    Resistance to infection is known as:
    • A. 

      Immunity

    • B. 

      Superiority

    • C. 

      Immunization

    • D. 

      DNA

  • 29. 
    Surfaces of tools or other objects that are not free from dirt, oils, and microbes are:
    • A. 

      Contaminated

    • B. 

      Sterile

    • C. 

      Infected

    • D. 

      Pathogenic

  • 30. 
    Removing pathogens and other substances from tools or surfaces is called:
    • A. 

      Scrubbing

    • B. 

      Decontamination

    • C. 

      Autoclave sterilization

    • D. 

      Cleaning

  • 31. 
    Sterilization is the only level of decontamination that kills:
    • A. 

      Bacterial spores

    • B. 

      Both bacteria and viruses

    • C. 

      The HIV virus

    • D. 

      Tuberculosis bacteria

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Cosmetologists

    • B. 

      Housekeepers

    • C. 

      Surgeons

    • D. 

      Nail technitions

  • 33. 
    Surfaces that may be disinfected are:
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Nail plates

    • C. 

      Nonporous surfaces

    • D. 

      Wood

  • 34. 
    Disinfectants should never be used on human skin, hair, or nails because:
    • A. 

      They are not strong enough

    • B. 

      They may be drying

    • C. 

      Damage can result

    • D. 

      They may stain skin

  • 35. 
    All disinfectants must be approved by each individual state and the:
    • A. 

      EPA

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      MSDS

    • D. 

      FDA

  • 36. 
    Every product used in the cometology school or salone should have a/an:
    • A. 

      OSHA registration number

    • B. 

      Warranty

    • C. 

      Opaque container

    • D. 

      MSDS

  • 37. 
    Important information found on an MSDS includes:
    • A. 

      Storage requirements

    • B. 

      Resale value of product

    • C. 

      Other suppliers of product

    • D. 

      Other uses of product

  • 38. 
    OSHA was created to regulate and enforce:
    • A. 

      Household accidents

    • B. 

      Safety and health standards

    • C. 

      Salon hazardous actions

    • D. 

      Sanitary homes

  • 39. 
    A disinfectant that is "Formulated for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities" must be pseudomonacidal, bactericidal, fungicidal, and:
    • A. 

      Easy to dilute

    • B. 

      Inexpensive

    • C. 

      Pneumonicidal

    • D. 

      Virucidal

  • 40. 
    A salon implement that comes into contact with blood or body fluids should be cleaned and completely immersed in a EPA-registered tuberculocidal disinfectant or one that kills the:
    • A. 

      Herpes and hepatitis virus

    • B. 

      HIV and AIDS virus

    • C. 

      HIV and herpes virus

    • D. 

      HBV and HIV virus

  • 41. 
    Any item that is used on a client must be disinfected or:
    • A. 

      Given to the client

    • B. 

      Discarded

    • C. 

      Kept by the stylist

    • D. 

      Washed

  • 42. 
    Before soaking in a disinfectant, implements must be thoroughly:
    • A. 

      Soaked

    • B. 

      Dry

    • C. 

      Cleaned

    • D. 

      Heated

  • 43. 
    Ultrasonic bath cleaners are an effective way to clean tiny crevices in implements only when used with:
    • A. 

      70% isopropyl alcohol

    • B. 

      Sodium hypochlorite

    • C. 

      An effective disinfectant

    • D. 

      An effective astringent

  • 44. 
    Most quaternary ammonium compounds disinfect implements in:
    • A. 

      10-15 minutes

    • B. 

      5-10 minutes

    • C. 

      2-5 minutes

    • D. 

      5-10 seconds

  • 45. 
    Phenolic disinfectants in 5 percent solution are used mostly for:
    • A. 

      Skin sanitation

    • B. 

      Rubber and plastic

    • C. 

      Blood spills

    • D. 

      Metal implements

  • 46. 
    Two fisinfectants used in the salon in the past, but since replaced by more advanced and effective technologies, are:
    • A. 

      Alcohol and bleach

    • B. 

      Alcohol and quats

    • C. 

      Phenols and bleach

    • D. 

      Quats and phenols

  • 47. 
    States requiring hospital disinfection do not allow the use of _ for disinfection of implements.
    • A. 

      EPA- registered disinfectants

    • B. 

      Quats

    • C. 

      Alcohol

    • D. 

      Phenols

  • 48. 
    The technical name for bleach is:
    • A. 

      Sodium hydroxide

    • B. 

      Sodium hypochlorite

    • C. 

      Sodium chloride

    • D. 

      Sodium hydroclorox

  • 49. 
    A product that is not considered safe for salon use because it causes a number of health problems is:
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Bleach

    • C. 

      Antiseptics

    • D. 

      Formalin

  • 50. 
    Implements can be removed from disinfectants with any of these except:
    • A. 

      Bare fingers

    • B. 

      Tongs

    • C. 

      Draining basket

    • D. 

      Gloved hands

  • 51. 
    The solution used in a wet sanitizer should be changed:
    • A. 

      Whenever it looks cloudy

    • B. 

      Once a day

    • C. 

      Every other day

    • D. 

      Once a week

  • 52. 
    When mixing disinfecctans, always:
    • A. 

      Add disinfectant to water

    • B. 

      Mix a weaker solution than recommended

    • C. 

      Mix a stonger solution than recommended

    • D. 

      Add water to the disinfectant

  • 53. 
    Properly disinfected implements shold be stored in a/an:
    • A. 

      Disinfected and covered container

    • B. 

      Open container at station

    • C. 

      Station drawer

    • D. 

      Wet sanitizer

  • 54. 
    Ultraviolet (UV) sanitizers are useful for:
    • A. 

      Storing dirty implements

    • B. 

      Sterilizing implements

    • C. 

      Disinfecting implements

    • D. 

      Storing disinfected implements

  • 55. 
    Linens and capes or drapes should be used once and then laundered with:
    • A. 

      Bleach

    • B. 

      Quats

    • C. 

      Phenols

    • D. 

      Antiseptics

  • 56. 
    Those parts of tools such as hair clippers that cannot be immersed in liquid:
    • A. 

      Cannot be disinfected

    • B. 

      Should be disinfected

    • C. 

      Should be wiped with a wet towl

    • D. 

      Should be rinsed quickly

  • 57. 
    Foot spas should be disinfected with an EPA-registered disinfectant with bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal (and in some states tuberculocidal) eficacy:
    • A. 

      Every two weeks

    • B. 

      Once a week

    • C. 

      After each client

    • D. 

      Once a day

  • 58. 
    Every two weeks, foots spas should be filled with _ that should be left to sit overnight.
    • A. 

      A 5% bleach solution

    • B. 

      An EPA-registered disinfectant

    • C. 

      A 5 % quat solution

    • D. 

      Hot soapy water

  • 59. 
    When disposing of contamined wipes or cotton balls from a blood spill, they should be:
    • A. 

      Dropped into a trash can

    • B. 

      Double-bagged before disposing

    • C. 

      Wrapped in a towl

    • D. 

      Thrown into a Dumpster

  • 60. 
    The third, or lowest level of decontamination is:
    • A. 

      Trash removal

    • B. 

      Disinfection

    • C. 

      Infection control

    • D. 

      Sanitation

  • 61. 
    Washing your hands is an example of:
    • A. 

      Sterilization

    • B. 

      Disinfection

    • C. 

      Sanitation

    • D. 

      Contamination

  • 62. 
    Rather than using bar soaps, which can grow bacteria, you should provide:
    • A. 

      Alcohol wipes

    • B. 

      Detergents

    • C. 

      Diluted bleach

    • D. 

      Pump-type liquid soap

  • 63. 
    In the salon, it is generally considered sufficient to wash the hands with:
    • A. 

      Plain water

    • B. 

      EPA-registered cleansers

    • C. 

      Soap and warm water

    • D. 

      Disinfectants

  • 64. 
    The products known as antiseptics:
    • A. 

      Are classified as disinfectants

    • B. 

      Can safely be applied to skin

    • C. 

      Do not kill bacteria

    • D. 

      Are stronger than disinfectants

  • 65. 
    The guidelines and controls that require employer and employee to assume that all human blood and specified body fluids are infectious for HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens is called:
    • A. 

      HIV and HBV Guidelines

    • B. 

      Salon Precautions

    • C. 

      Disinfection Controls

    • D. 

      Universal Precautions