Infection Control For Health care Professionals

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Ensure that health professionals understand the chain of command.

    • B. 

      Be certain there is no discrimination by ethnicity or race.

    • C. 

      Eradicate communicable disease in all healthcare settings.

    • D. 

      Apply current scientifically accepted principles appropriately to the work environment.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Approximately 1.7 million hospital patients per year get an infection while being treated for another illness or injury.

    • B. 

      Patients in home care or nursing homes are at risk for developing HAIs.

    • C. 

      Infection control programs have been shown to reduce HAIs.

    • D. 

      HAIs are generally mild and, fortunately, present low risk

  • 3. 
     Which one of the following contains elements of the chain of infection?   
    • A. 

      Pathogen and contact with the infected person

    • B. 

      Virus, bacterium, and parasite

    • C. 

      Agent, mode of transmission, and susceptible host

    • D. 

      Poor infection control practices and a poor immune system

  • 4. 
    Which one of the following is not a causative agent for infection?
    • A. 

      Protozoa

    • B. 

      Spores

    • C. 

      Parasites

    • D. 

      Viruses

  • 5. 
    . A condition commonly found in reservoirs is:
    • A. 

      Moisture.

    • B. 

      Light.

    • C. 

      Density.

    • D. 

      Air.

  • 6. 
    An example of a human reservoir for infectious agents is:
    • A. 

      a. Drainage from a wound.

    • B. 

      b. The respiratory tract.

    • C. 

      c. Urine and feces.

    • D. 

      d. Saliva and vomitus.

  • 7. 
     Portals of exit from the human reservoir include:
    • A. 

      Gastrointestinal and urinary tracts.

    • B. 

      Intact skin.

    • C. 

      Dirty hands.

    • D. 

      Nose, mouth, and anus.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a mode of transmission?    
    • A. 

      Radioactivity

    • B. 

      Body fluids

    • C. 

      Fomites

    • D. 

      Canned food

  • 9. 
    Portals of entry include all but which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Anatomical openings

    • B. 

      Intact skin

    • C. 

      Open wounds

    • D. 

      Needle sticks

  • 10. 
    Immunocompetence can protect a susceptible host.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The host can be protected in which one of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Protecting the immune systems of both patients and healthcare workers

    • B. 

      Isolating healthcare workers from all infected patients

    • C. 

      Using PPE with all infected patients

    • D. 

      Rotating shifts of healthcare workers to minimize exposure to infectious disease

  • 12. 
     What is the single most important procedure to prevent the spread of infection?
    • A. 

      Hand hygiene

    • B. 

      Prompt and thorough reporting

    • C. 

      Isolation of infected patients

    • D. 

      Use of gloves

  • 13. 
    Breaking the chain of infection requires:
    • A. 

      Documenting the vital signs.

    • B. 

      Talking with the patient's family and friends.

    • C. 

      Contact Precautions for anyone with any type of infection.

    • D. 

      Educating healthcare workers in appropriate preventive procedures

  • 14. 
    Preventing the spread of bloodborne pathogens requires which of the following?  
    • A. 

      Standard Precautions

    • B. 

      Airborne Precautions

    • C. 

      Contact Precautions

    • D. 

      Droplet Precautions

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Moving the patient to the far side of a double room.

    • B. 

      Cohorting with another patient infected by the same microorganism.

    • C. 

      Eliminating hand washing and toileting facilities, which only serve to spread infection.

    • D. 

      Installing a separate room air conditioner.