Needles And Sharps Safety Procedures! Quiz

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Our bodies react differently to the introduction of alien materials, and this being said, one of the ways the alien materials enter the body is through openings which can be caused by sharp objects or needles. Some diseases are spread through the sharing of such object that has cut through other people and not been sterilized. Take this quiz and refresh your memory on some safety procedures when it comes to needles and sharps.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A needlestick can place you at risk for all of the following diseases

    • A.

      HIV

    • B.

      Hepatitis B

    • C.

      Hepatitis C

    • D.

      Mononucleosis

    • E.

      Diptheria

    • F.

      Tuberculosis

    • G.

      Herpes

    • H.

      Syphilis

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. HIV
    B. Hepatitis B
    C. Hepatitis C
    D. Mononucleosis
    E. Diptheria
    F. Tuberculosis
    G. Herpes
    H. Syphilis
    Explanation
    ALL of these diseases have been documented as potentially being transferred during a post exposure event. HIV, Hepatits B and C are most common and the largest threat.

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  • 2. 

    How long can the Hepatitis B virus live on a surface, for example a door knob or countertop? 

    • A.

      6 hours

    • B.

      1 day

    • C.

      3 days

    • D.

      10 days

    • E.

      1 month

    Correct Answer
    E. 1 month
    Explanation
    The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) can survive on a surface for up to 1 month!

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  • 3. 

    DVCH policy for hand hygiene is that you must either wash or sanitize the following times: 

    • A.

      After the bathroom

    • B.

      Before entering every patients room

    • C.

      Before leaving every patients room

    • D.

      If you shake someones hand

    • E.

      After removing gloves

    • F.

      If visibly contaminated

    • G.

      If you sneeze

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. After the bathroom
    B. Before entering every patients room
    C. Before leaving every patients room
    E. After removing gloves
    F. If visibly contaminated
    Explanation
    All of these moments except for sneezing and handshaking are strict policy of DVCH's and examples of when to perform hand hygiene. After shaking someones hand or after sneezing is highly recommended for obvious reasons. You can never wash enough, especially during Flu season!

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  • 4. 

    What is the 1st thing you should do immediately after injection use? 

    • A.

      Initiate the safety mechanism with your free hand

    • B.

      Discard in the Sharps container

    • C.

      Initiate the safety mechanism with the same hand holding the needle

    • D.

      Band aid the injection site

    • E.

      Wipe the dripping blood on the patients arm up

    Correct Answer
    C. Initiate the safety mechanism with the same hand holding the needle
    Explanation
    After using an injection, the first thing you should do is initiate the safety mechanism with the same hand holding the needle. This is important to prevent any accidental needlestick injuries or contamination. By immediately activating the safety mechanism, you ensure that the needle is safely secured and cannot harm anyone. It is crucial to prioritize safety when handling medical equipment to prevent any potential risks or accidents.

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  • 5. 

    According to OSHA:In the United States, Healthcare workers endure approximately __________ needlesticks in just a single day.  

    • A.

      250

    • B.

      450

    • C.

      950

    • D.

      1600

    Correct Answer
    D. 1600
    Explanation
    www.safeincommon.org/needlestick-statistics

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