Mhmc Eve/Nite Shift Microbiology Competency

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Mhmc Eve/Nite Shift Microbiology Competency

THIS WILL SERVE AS PART OF THE 2010 COMPETENCY FOR THE EVE/NITE SHIFT TECHS FOR THE MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In a few sentences describe what you would do if you received an order from the floor for occult blood random testing on a stool.
  • 2. 
    Choose the answer that best describes this direct gram stain.
    • A. 

      Gram positive rods

    • B. 

      Gram positve coccobacilli

    • C. 

      Gram variable rods

    • D. 

      Gram positive cocci

    • E. 

      Gram negative coccobacilli and pmn's (polymorphonuclear cells)

  • 3. 
    You are working on the evening or nite shift and the Bactec 9120 instrument in microbiology begins to sound an alarm. What do you do first?
    • A. 

      Ignore the alarm, you are busy doing a routine specimen in the main lab.

    • B. 

      Quickly acknowledge the alarm on the Bactec instrument by pressing the flashing red bar at the bottom of the computer screen for the Bactec and then go to the instrument itself and removing the positive Bactec bottle for gram stain and plating.

    • C. 

      Take a quick break and then head to the Microbiology lab to start dealing with the alarming instrument.

    • D. 

      Call the microbiology supervisor, you have no idea how to shut that thing up.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      BAP,CHOC, and CDC(in anaerobic pouch with indicator and anaerobic sachet) and a Gram stain

    • B. 

      Only do a gram stain

    • C. 

      Gram stain and BAP and CHOC

    • D. 

      BAP, CHOC AND MAC AND CDC (in anaerobic pouch with indicator and anaerobic sachet)

    • E. 

      Gram stain and BAP only

  • 5. 
    Swabs that come to the lab ordered for Group B strep culture need to be put in ________broth and incubated for 18-24 hours.
  • 6. 
    How would you report the following gram stain result?
    • A. 

      Gram positive cocci

    • B. 

      Gram negative cocci in chains

    • C. 

      Gram positive cocci in clusters

    • D. 

      Purple round cells

    • E. 

      Grapes

  • 7. 
    It is 5:30pm and a nurse drops off a fresh stool in the basket in the main lab. You check the orders in meditech and you see that NO orders have yet been entered! You call the floor to ask them to enter an order for the specimen but you are told everyone is at dinner and the person answering the phone has no idea what the specimen was collected for? What do you do next?
    • A. 

      Slam the phone down and decide you need a break too and head to dinner.

    • B. 

      Note the collection time and date and then proceed to the microbiology lab and place specimen in each of the vials used for most stool studies, (ie: the green/or orange capped vial, the white/no preservative vial, and the pink/gray ova and parasite vials), Call the floor back in 30 minutes and ask to speak with the nurse taking care of that patient and have her enter the appropriate orders.

    • C. 

      Set the specimen aside and deal with it later, it is not your fault the floor did not enter the orders.

    • D. 

      Take the specimen to the Microbiology hood and leave it there until the floor decides to put the correct orders in.

    • E. 

      Leave the problem for the day shift microbiology techs/supervisor to figure out.

  • 8. 
    Specimens that are collected in viral transport media can be processed for routine bacterial culture and sensitivity testing.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 9. 
    Specimens for the microbiology lab should be processed:
    • A. 

      As soon as time permits

    • B. 

      As a batch because this saves time and the length of incubation time in the microbiology incubators has no bearing on microbiology culture results.

    • C. 

      Whenever because they have the lowest priority when working as an evening/nite shift technologist

    • D. 

      Only by the microbiology day shift technologists

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    A specimen collected from the Emergency Department for RSV, INFLUENZA A/B and RESPIRATORY VIRAL PROFILE needs to be sent down in three separate viral transport media containers.
    • A. 

      FALSE

    • B. 

      TRUE