OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Quiz

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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Quiz - Quiz

Blood borne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, HBV, HCV and HIV. When handling bodily fluids a medical practitioner should excessive care. Take the OSHA quiz below to know how prepared you are to handle bodily fluids. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Please list any additional questions or concerns you have regarding the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

  • 2. 

    HIV and HBV may be present in body fluids other than blood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. HBV and HIV and other pathogens may be present in body fluids such as saliva, semen, vaginal secretions, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, amniotic fluid, and any other body fluids visibly contaminated with blood.

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  • 3. 

    The following are considered sharps:

    • A.

      Needles

    • B.

      Splash goggles

    • C.

      Broken glass

    • D.

      Dental wire

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Needles
    C. Broken glass
    D. Dental wire
    Explanation
    Sharps include needles, scalpels, broken glass, exposed ends of dental wires and anything that can pierce, puncture or cut your skin.

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  • 4. 

    Universal precautions means treating the blood or body fluids of anyone aged 18 to 65 as if they were known to be infected with HIV, HBV, or other bloodborne pathogens.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Universal precautions is an approach to infection control to treat ALL human blood and certain human body fluids as if they were known to be infectious for HIV, HBV and other bloodborne pathogens.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following practices is 100% effective in reduces risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens?

    • A.

      Engineering controls

    • B.

      Employee work practices

    • C.

      Personal protective equipment

    • D.

      Housekeeping

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    Alone, none of these approaches is 100% effective. They must be used together.

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  • 6. 

    When recapping needles is allowed, it is important to use two hands.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. When recapping is required by a medical procedure, it should be done with a one-handed technique (passive recapping) or with a mechanical recapping device.

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  • 7. 

    What should you do every time you remove your gloves?

    • A.

      Apply hand cream

    • B.

      Wash your hands with soap and running water

    • C.

      Rinse your gloves for reuse

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Wash your hands with soap and running water
    Explanation
    Wash your hands immediately after removing gloves or other protective equipment.

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  • 8. 

    Once blood gets on your hands, it's too late to take any preventive measures.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Wash your hands with soap and water or flush mucous membranes with water as soon as possible following contact with blood or other infectious materials.

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  • 9. 

    You can store food next to blood under the following conditions.

    • A.

      The food is stored in a bag

    • B.

      The food is stored in a lunchbox

    • C.

      The food would not be easily contaminated

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    Do not store food and drink in freezers, refrigerators, shelves, cabinets, countertops, and benchtops where blood or other potentially infectious materials are present.

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  • 10. 

    The type of protective equipment appropriate for a given task depends on the degree of exposure you anticipate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True.

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  • 11. 

    If utility gloves are damaged, you should patch any holes before reusing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Do not use utility gloves when they show signs of cracking, peeling, tearing, puncturing or deteriorating. Utility gloves may be decontaminated for reuse if their integrity is not compromised.

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  • 12. 

    Who is responsible for good housekeeping?

    • A.

      Environmental services

    • B.

      Secretary

    • C.

      Everyone

    • D.

      Dr. Hansen

    Correct Answer
    C. Everyone
    Explanation
    Good housekeeping protects every healthcare worker—and it is every worker’s responsibility.

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  • 13. 

    Contaminated laundry should be rinsed and placed in appropriate bags or containers where it is used.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Handle contaminated laundry as little as possible and with minimal agitation. Place soiled laundry in labeled or color-coded leak-proof bags or containers without sorting or rinsing.

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  • 14. 

    The Hepatitis B Vaccination is encouraged unless documentation exists that you have previously received the series; antibody testing reveals that you are immune; and/or medical evaluation shows that the vaccination is contraindicated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Hepatitis B Vaccination is generally recommended unless there is evidence that the person has already received the complete series of vaccinations, or if antibody testing confirms that the person is already immune to Hepatitis B. Additionally, if a medical evaluation determines that the vaccination is contraindicated for any reason, it would not be recommended. Therefore, unless any of these conditions are met, the Hepatitis B Vaccination is encouraged.

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  • 15. 

    If you are exposed, you should report the incident to your supervisor within what amount of time?

    • A.

      Within 14 days

    • B.

      Within 24 hours

    • C.

      Immediately

    Correct Answer
    C. Immediately
    Explanation
    Should an exposure incident occur, contact Maria Hansen immediately.

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