Safe Injection Practices

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Safe Injection Practices - Quiz

Injection safety, or safe injection practices, is a set of measures taken to perform injections in an optimally safe manner for patients, healthcare personnel, and others.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Do not use medications packaged as _______-________ for more than one patient. (Tip-Only type one of the two possible solutions in lower case and hyphenated.)

    Explanation
    See "The Impact of Unsafe Medical Injections in the U.S." pdf

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  • 2. 

    Syringes can be reused as long as you don't get blood in it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    See the "Dangerous Misconceptions" pdf

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  • 3. 

    Unsafe injection practices have devastating consequences such as: (select all that apply)

    • A.

      Patient illness and death

    • B.

      Loss of clinician licenses

    • C.

      Legal charges/malpractice suits

    • D.

      Criminal charges

    • E.

      The Air Force cannot be sued for medical malpractice

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Patient illness and death
    B. Loss of clinician licenses
    C. Legal charges/malpractice suits
    D. Criminal charges
    Explanation
    See "The Impact of Unsafe Medical Injections in the U.S." pdf

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  • 4. 

    Single-dose or single-use vials should not be used for more than one patient regardless of how much medicine is remaining.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    See the "Dangerous Misconceptions" pdf

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  • 5. 

    Germs such as hepatitis C virus, staph, and MRSA are invisible to the naked eye but can easily infect patients even when present in microscopic quantities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    See "Dangerous Misconceptions" pdf

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  • 6. 

    In just one clinic 50,000 people were exposed to infection due to the reuse of syringes.  How many patients were they able to notify?

    • A.

      1,000 patients

    • B.

      Half the patients

    • C.

      All the patients were notified

    • D.

      They weren't able to contact any of the patients.

    Correct Answer
    A. 1,000 patients
    Explanation
    See "The Impact of Unsafe Medical Injections in the U.S." pdf.

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  • 7. 

    It is okay to reuse a syringe as long as you are only using it to draw up medications or vaccines.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Never enter a vial with a used syringe or needle.

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  • 8. 

    Follow proper infection control practices and maintain __________ technique during the preparation and administration of injected medications.

    Correct Answer
    aseptic
    Explanation
    See "The Impact of Unsafe Medical Injections in the U.S." pdf

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  • 9. 

    Changing the needle makes a syringe safe for reuse.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    See "Dangerous Misconceptions" pdf

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  • 10. 

    While preparing a medication you drop the syringe on the floor. What should your next action be?

    • A.

      You pick it up in under 5 seconds to prevent the transfer of germs.

    • B.

      You discard it.

    • C.

      You rinse it off in the sink with soap and water.

    • D.

      You wipe it off with Sani-Wipes to disinfect it.

    Correct Answer
    B. You discard it.
    Explanation
    The safest practice is to always enter a vial with a sterile needle and sterile syringe.

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