Infection Control Quiz: MCQ Trivia!

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Infection Control Quiz: MCQ Trivia!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Standard precautions apply to all patients regardless of their diagnosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Standard precautions requires that which of the following be treated as potentially infectious:
    • A. 

      Blood and body fluids

    • B. 

      Sweat

    • C. 

      Finger nail clippings

    • D. 

      Hair

  • 3. 
    Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette includes:
    • A. 

      Posting visual alerts about signs and symptoms of infection

    • B. 

      Re-using tissues to help keep costs down

    • C. 

      Frequent hand hygiene, especially after contact with respiratory secretions

    • D. 

      Using an N-95 respirator when in the presence of individuals with colds

    • E. 

      Offering masks to persons who are coughing

  • 4. 
    If hands are not visibly soiled or contaminated with blood or body fluids, use an alcohol-based hand rub for routinely cleaning your hands in the following situations:
    • A. 

      After removing gloves

    • B. 

      After touching equipment or furniture near the patient

    • C. 

      After having contact with a patient known to have C. difficile

    • D. 

      Before having direct contact with one patient after having direct contact with another patient’s skin

    • E. 

      A, B & D only

  • 5. 
    Personal glasses are a suitable substitute for goggles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    PPE stands for:
    • A. 

      Personal Property Equipment

    • B. 

      Personal Protective Equipment

    • C. 

      Personal Privacy Equipment

    • D. 

      Personal Proactive Equipment

  • 7. 
    Where is PPE located at UHPS?
    • A. 

      Inside the isolation room

    • B. 

      You have to request it from the Pharmacy

    • C. 

      In the storage room and in each exam room

    • D. 

      It’s available at the front desk

  • 8. 
    Re-capping needles:
    • A. 

      Is a great way to prevent injury

    • B. 

      Prevents the needle from bending

    • C. 

      Is a necessary step before sharps disposal

    • D. 

      Should never be done

  • 9. 
    High risk activities associated with risk of a sharps injury include:
    • A. 

      Handling or passing sharps

    • B. 

      Cleaning up after a procedure

    • C. 

      Sharps left on floors, tables, mayo stands, beds or waste containers

    • D. 

      Recapping a used needle

    • E. 

      A, C, & D only

    • F. 

      A, B, C, and D

  • 10. 
    What activities below would help to DECREASE sharps injuries?
    • A. 

      Work in low lighted areas

    • B. 

      Use sharps safety devices before being properly in-serviced/trained on their use

    • C. 

      Before handling sharps, assess any hazards; get help if needed

    • D. 

      Be prepared

    • E. 

      Avoid hand-passing sharps and use verbal alerts when moving sharps

    • F. 

      B, D, and E above

    • G. 

      C, D and E above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are potential reasons why handwashing compliance is so poor among health care workers:
    • A. 

      Hand don't look dirty

    • B. 

      Hand washing takes too long

    • C. 

      Heavy workloads (too busy)

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 12. 
    When compared to traditional soap and water hand washing, alcohol hand rubs have the following advantages:
    • A. 

      Takes less time

    • B. 

      Causes MORE skin irritation and dryness

    • C. 

      Improved hand hygeine compliance

    • D. 

      Can be more accessible

  • 13. 
    In what year did the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act become law?
    • A. 

      2010

    • B. 

      1999

    • C. 

      2005

    • D. 

      2000

  • 14. 
    Safe sharps disposal includes:
    • A. 

      Conveniently placed sharps containers, placed at the correct height, that are tamper resistant, and not overfilled

    • B. 

      Placed on the floor, that is not locked or tamper resistant, and puncture resistant and leak proof

    • C. 

      Conveniently placed sharps container, not locked, not labeled and overfilled

    • D. 

      Conveniently placed sharps container, tamper resistant, not closable or labeled

  • 15. 
    Organizations that value safety have fewer sharps injuries:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If you sustain a sharps injury, you should:
    • A. 

      Ask the patient if they have AIDS or Hepatitis

    • B. 

      Tell your spouse

    • C. 

      Report the incident to your supervisor or designee immediately

    • D. 

      Not worry about it because your immunizations are current

  • 17. 
    Contaminated wastes and filled sharps containers may be placed in the regular trash:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Expired, unused, and/or waste prescriptions and pharmaceutical waste should be disposed of:
    • A. 

      In the sharps container

    • B. 

      Taken to the pharmacy for proper disposal in the white with blue lid container

    • C. 

      In the hazardous waste bin with the red trash bag located in each exam room

    • D. 

      In the garbage can

  • 19. 
    The Exposure Control Plan can be found:
    • A. 

      By looking on the Health Center intranet page.

    • B. 

      By requesting a copy from the Administration Office at the Health Center

    • C. 

      Both B and D

    • D. 

      By Googling Fresno State Exposure Control

  • 20. 
    In which instance below should you wash your hands with soap and water instead of an alcohol-based hand rub:
    • A. 

      Before eating, when hands are visibly soiled, after using the restroom

    • B. 

      After using the restroom.

    • C. 

      After providing care to a patient with C. difficile or norovirus

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

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