Facts Of Infection Control

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Facts Of Infection Control - Quiz

If you happen to be studying to work in a field that requires you to know about infection control, then you might be looking for an excellent way to test your knowledge as you acquire it. In the following quiz, we’ll be giving you a platform on which to flex your newfound information and see just how much you’ve learned, as we run down the facts! Let’s see what you know!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is it essential to maintain cleanliness in the healthcare field?
    • A. 

      Because exposure to pathogens is increased in these settings.

    • B. 

      Because a happy patient is a content patient.

    • C. 

      Because it is our job as a nursing assistant.

  • 2. 
    What is Antisepsis?
    • A. 

      An infection gotten while in a hospital setting.

    • B. 

      The process of killing microbes or stopping them from growing.

    • C. 

      Transmission of diseases.

  • 3. 
    What is nosocromial infection?
    • A. 

      Process of sanitation

    • B. 

      An infection gotten while in a hospital or other health care setting.

    • C. 

      Infection in your nasal passages.

  • 4. 
    The process of disinfection involves:
    • A. 


    • B. 

      The use of stronger chemicals to kill pathogens

    • C. 

      Washing of the hands to get rid of pathogens.

  • 5. 
    Name the 4 major methods of infection control:
  • 6. 
    Medical aesepsis involves:
  • 7. 
    True or false: sterilization is the most thorough method of killing microbes.
  • 8. 
    Is boiling water an effective method of sterilization?
  • 9. 
    CDC stands for what?
  • 10. 
    What is the single most important method of preventing the spread of infrection?
  • 11. 
    What are the two main types of microbes?
  • 12. 
    What is the word we use to describe the practice associated with basic cleanliness?
  • 13. 
    What is the word we use to describe the microbe that lives deep in the pores of the skin and cannot be totally removed.
  • 14. 
    What is the name of the microbe that lives on the surface of the skin, is picked up by touching contaminated objects and can be removed by handwashing?
  • 15. 
    What must be performed thoroughly,properly and consistantly  and remains the same?
  • 16. 
    This procedure is used for procedures that involved entering a person's body, such as an apendectomy, etc.
  • 17. 
    Used to control infection by adding a barrier.
  • 18. 
    This is another name for barrier method and has initials. Please supply the intials as well as the name:
  • 19. 
    What is the most commonly used type of barrier method?
  • 20. 
    What do you use of a patient is allergic to latex gloves?
  • 21. 
    When would you wear a gown over your uniform?
  • 22. 
    What do masks do?
  • 23. 
    What order do you put on your personal protection equipment (PPE)?
  • 24. 
    What are isolation precautions?
  • 25. 
    True or false: in October 2002, CDC issued guidelines allowing alcohol based substances to be used as hand rubs for hand decontamination in patients rooms.
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