Lgh Infection Control Education

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This post-test reflects all four sections of the LGH Infection Control Education program. Read all four sections and answer the following 20 questions. A minimum score of 80% is required for educational credit. We highly recommend that you print out your answers before submitting this form. Keep your answers for your records until you have verified that you have been given credit for participation. Physicians: The LGH CME department scores all post tests and uploads CME credit to the hospital's credentialling system. If you would like to obtain your CME credit report, you may request it at any time by clicking here. You can also call us directly at 978-937-6247 to make requests. Nursing Personnel: Nursing CEU certificates are issued by the Nursing


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nursing and Allied Health Personnel Your Department
  • 2. 
    Your Name
  • 3. 
    Your LGH ID#
  • 4. 
    Nursing and Allied Health Personnel Your Department
  • 5. 
    I am a:
    • A. 

      Physician

    • B. 

      Nurse

    • C. 

      Other

  • 6. 
    Your LGH ID#
  • 7. 
    I am a:
    • A. 

      Physician

    • B. 

      Nurse

    • C. 

      Other

  • 8. 
    The type of credit I am seeking is:
    • A. 

      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM)

    • B. 

      Nursing Contact Hours

  • 9. 
    HANDWASHING1. Alcohol gel is effective in killing C difficile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    HANDWASHING1. Alcohol gel is effective in killing C difficile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    2. When hands are visibly contaminated, the correct method for decontamination is washing with:
    • A. 

      Alcohol gel

    • B. 

      Water and antimicrobial soap

    • C. 

      Water and antimicrobial or non-antimicrobial soap

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    3. The practice of “topping off” soap dispensers keeps them full and useful, and therefore infection rates are lower as a result.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    3. The practice of “topping off” soap dispensers keeps them full and useful, and therefore infection rates are lower as a result.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    4. Nails should be clipped to ¼” or less, and artificial nails should never be worn when providers have contact with high-risk patients and when sterile fields are in use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    5. When moving from a contaminated patient site to a non-contaminated site, providers should (choose all that apply):
    • A. 

      Wash hands

    • B. 

      Change gloves

    • C. 

      Use the same gloves to conserve resources

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    5. When moving from a contaminated patient site to a non-contaminated site, providers should (choose all that apply):
    • A. 

      Wash hands

    • B. 

      Change gloves

    • C. 

      Use the same gloves to conserve resources

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT ORGANISMS6.  Inappropriate use of anti-infective drugs contributes to and amplifies the increase of selective pressure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    7. Patients who are of lower socioeconomic status and educational level are more apt to pressure the healthcare team for antimicrobials and consume more of them than their wealthier counterparts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    7. The five top Multi-Drug Resistant conditions mentioned in this article [Antimicrobial Resistancen. G. Dziekan] are TB, MRSA, HIV, Strep A, and S. aureus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    8. Up to 50% of all prescribed antibiotics in hospital and ambulatory settings may be unnecessary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    9. Simple hand hygiene practices are unrelated to the prevelence of multi-drug resistant organisms in health care organizations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    10. Patients who are of lower socioeconomic status and educational level are more apt to pressure the healthcare team for antimicrobials and consume more of them than their wealthier counterparts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    11. CENTRAL LINE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONSThe most common pathogen in catheter related infection is:
    • A. 

      Klebsiella pneumoniae

    • B. 

      S. aureus

    • C. 

      Gram negative bacteria

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    12. Patients with suspected bloodstream infection should have what test?
  • 25. 
    13. Catheter “flushes” or locks have definitively been shown to lower infection rates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    14. Vascular device-related infection is likely when (choose all that apply): 
    • A. 

      The site of the device shows sign of infection

    • B. 

      Fever is present with an identified cause

    • C. 

      Fever is absent

    • D. 

      Fever or bacteremia is present wihtout an identified cause

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    15. According to the article in this section, when evidence-based performance measures are followed closely, central line bloodstream infections may be the most preventable type of infections.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS16. Preoperative use of mupirocin has been definitively shown to reduce surgical site infection risk.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    17. Do not remove hair preoperatively unless the hair at or around the incision site will interfere with the operation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    18. Cleaning under the fingernails should be performed each time a surgical team member scrubs for surgery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    19. Surgical personnel who are known or even suspected to be harboring communicable diseases such as S. aureus should be routinely excluded from surgeries even when there is no evidence to link them to any health care-associated outbreaks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    20. The recommendation for patient showering states that patients should begin to shower 3 days after sugery if the wound is uncovered.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False