Osu Chs Bloodborne Pathogen Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    HBV, HCV, and HIV are all bloodborne pathogens.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    HBV, HCV, and HIV are all bloodborne pathogens because they are viruses that can be transmitted through contact with infected blood. These pathogens can be spread through activities such as sharing needles, receiving blood transfusions, or having unprotected sex. It is important to take precautions to prevent the transmission of these viruses, such as practicing safe sex, using clean needles, and following proper infection control procedures in healthcare settings.

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  • 2. 

    There is a vaccination for HCV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is currently no vaccination available for HCV (Hepatitis C Virus). While there are vaccines for other types of hepatitis, such as hepatitis A and B, there is no vaccine specifically for HCV.

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  • 3. 

    Contact with air immediately destroys the infectious nature of bloodborne pathogens.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Exposure to air does not immediately destroy the infectious nature of bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne pathogens can survive outside the body for a certain period of time and can still pose a risk of infection. It is important to follow proper protocols for handling and disposing of potentially infectious materials to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens.

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  • 4. 

    OPIM stands for ‘Other Potentially Infectious Materials’.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because OPIM stands for "Other Potentially Infectious Materials." This term is commonly used in the field of occupational health and safety to refer to materials that may contain infectious agents and have the potential to cause disease or infection. It is important for individuals working with OPIM to follow proper safety protocols and precautions to minimize the risk of exposure and transmission of infectious diseases.

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  • 5. 

    The term Universal Precautions assumes that all blood or OPIM is contaminated with infectious materials.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The term Universal Precautions assumes that all blood or OPIM (Other Potentially Infectious Materials) are contaminated with infectious materials. This means that healthcare professionals should treat all bodily fluids as if they are infectious and take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infection. This approach helps to ensure the safety of both the healthcare provider and the patient by minimizing the risk of transmission of infectious diseases.

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  • 6. 

    Contaminated sharps should be placed in a biohazard bag and disinfected.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Contaminated sharps should be placed in a biohazard bag for safe disposal, but they should not be disinfected. Disinfecting sharps can be dangerous and increase the risk of accidental injuries. It is important to follow proper protocols for handling and disposing of contaminated sharps to minimize the risk of infection or injury.

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  • 7. 

    An employer must offer Hepatitis B vaccination to an employee within 15 days of the employee working in an “at-risk” responsibility.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an employer must offer Hepatitis B vaccination to an employee within 10 working days of the employee's initial assignment to a job with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

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  • 8. 

    Biohazard labels are required on all blood or OPIM containers or equipment that may contain residue.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Biohazard labels are required on all blood or OPIM (Other Potentially Infectious Materials) containers or equipment that may contain residue. This is to ensure proper handling and disposal of potentially hazardous materials to prevent the spread of infections or diseases. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    Engineering Controls and Safety Feature Evaluations must be completed annually.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Engineering Controls and Safety Feature Evaluations are necessary for ensuring the safety of a workplace. By completing these evaluations annually, potential hazards and risks can be identified and addressed in a timely manner. This helps to maintain a safe working environment for employees and prevent accidents or injuries. Therefore, it is important to conduct these evaluations on an annual basis to ensure ongoing safety compliance.

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  • 10. 

    Personnel cannot eat or drink in the laboratory, however, they may store food and drink in a laboratory refrigerator.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that personnel cannot eat or drink in the laboratory, which implies that they cannot store food and drink in a laboratory refrigerator either. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 11. 

    Biohazard labels have a yellow background color.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Biohazard labels actually have an orange or red background color, not yellow. This color is used to indicate potential danger or hazardous materials. Yellow is commonly associated with caution or warning signs, but it is not typically used for biohazard labels.

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  • 12. 

    Hepatitis B vaccinations are required for all personnel working with blood or OPIM.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hepatitis B vaccinations are recommended, but not required, for all personnel working with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). While it is highly recommended to receive the vaccination to protect against the Hepatitis B virus, it is not a legal requirement for all personnel.

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  • 13. 

    If blood or OPIM has dried on a surface it should be cleaned up, however, it is no longer infectious.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Blood or OPIM (Other Potentially Infectious Materials) can still be infectious even if it has dried on a surface. Dried blood can still contain pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, which can remain viable for a certain period of time. Therefore, it is important to properly clean up and dispose of any blood or OPIM, regardless of whether it is wet or dry, to prevent the spread of infections.

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  • 14. 

    If an eye, mucous membrane or non-intact skin blood or body fluid exposure occurs you should wash immediately and report promptly to the supervisor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If there is an exposure to eye, mucous membrane, or non-intact skin with blood or body fluid, it is important to wash the affected area immediately. Reporting the incident promptly to the supervisor is also necessary to ensure proper follow-up and necessary actions can be taken. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    Non-intact skin may include skin with dermatitis, hangnails, cuts, abrasions, chafing or acne.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Non-intact skin refers to any skin that is damaged or compromised in some way. This can include various conditions such as dermatitis, hangnails, cuts, abrasions, chafing, or acne. Therefore, the statement is true as it correctly identifies the different types of skin conditions that fall under the category of non-intact skin.

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  • 16. 

    The most common route of transmission of bloodborne pathogens is by sharps or needlesticks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The most common route of transmission of bloodborne pathogens is through sharps or needlesticks. This means that when needles or other sharp objects contaminated with blood or bodily fluids are used or mishandled, there is a high risk of transmitting bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. It is important to handle sharps safely, use appropriate precautions, and dispose of them properly to prevent the spread of these pathogens.

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  • 17. 

    Personal protective equipment is suggested by the supervisor but not required.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that personal protective equipment is suggested by the supervisor but not required. This means that the supervisor is recommending the use of personal protective equipment, but it is not mandatory or necessary. Therefore, the correct answer is False, as personal protective equipment is not required in this situation.

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  • 18. 

    An exposed employee is required to provide blood testing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that an exposed employee is required to provide blood testing. However, the correct answer is False. This means that an exposed employee is not required to provide blood testing.

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  • 19. 

    Once autoclaved, contaminated sharps may be disposed of in a normal sharps container to the trash.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Autoclaving contaminated sharps does not make them safe for disposal in a normal sharps container to the trash. Autoclaving is a process of sterilization that uses high pressure and steam to kill microorganisms, but it does not eliminate the physical hazards associated with sharps. Contaminated sharps should be disposed of in a designated sharps container that is specifically designed to prevent injuries and ensure safe disposal.

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  • 20. 

    An employee who has declined the Hepatitis B vaccination may change their mind at a later time and receive the vaccination at the employer's expense.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is possible for an employee who initially declined the Hepatitis B vaccination to change their mind and receive the vaccination at the employer's expense. This could be due to various reasons such as a change in personal circumstances or a better understanding of the benefits of the vaccination. The employer may cover the cost of the vaccination as part of their employee health benefits or as a preventive measure to ensure a healthy workforce.

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