Needle Stick Injury Quiz

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How much do you know about needle stick injury? Take this "Needle stick injury quiz" to test your knowledge right now. Needlestick injuries are caused by needles accidentally puncturing the skin. Needlestick injuries are common and a big problem for people who work with hypodermic syringes or with other needle equipment. These injuries can be caused at any time when people deal with needles. So, let's find out your understanding of needle stick injury now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nurses and Physicians sustain many of these injuries during medical procedures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that _____ needle sticks accrue in the US annually.
    • A. 

      800-1,000

    • B. 

      1,000-2,000

    • C. 

      800,000-1,000,000

    • D. 

      900,000-2,000,000

  • 3. 
    Re-capping is still allowed sometimes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What percentage of needlesticks can be avoided?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 5. 
    When did the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act come into effect?
    • A. 

      1999

    • B. 

      2001

    • C. 

      2006

    • D. 

      2009

  • 6. 
    What is the maximum capacity for a sharp container?
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      35%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 7. 
    What does the CDC recommend to do after a needlestick accident?
    • A. 

      Wash area with soap and water

    • B. 

      Report injury to supervisor

    • C. 

      Use bleach immediately

    • D. 

      Both A & B

  • 8. 
    Name two out of three Bloodborne Pathogens that medical staff and EVS personnel are most commonly exposed to:
    • A. 

      Hepatitis B

    • B. 

      Hepatitis B & C

    • C. 

      Hepatitis B&C, HIV

    • D. 

      HIV

  • 9. 
    Give me two examples in which needlestick accidents may be avoided:
    • A. 

      Gowns

    • B. 

      Safer Devices & Technics

    • C. 

      Safer Devices & Technics and Gloves

    • D. 

      Safety Goggles

  • 10. 
    Sharp containers should be ______ to _______ inches from the floor.
    • A. 

      52-54

    • B. 

      52-56

    • C. 

      56-58

    • D. 

      54-58

  • 11. 
    Give two out of the three reasons OSHA would accept for not using safety devices:
    • A. 

      Compromise Joint Commission standards

    • B. 

      Compromise the Patient & Employee Safety

    • C. 

      Compromise the integrity of the procedure

    • D. 

      Both B & C

    • E. 

      Compromise your beliefs

  • 12. 
    Who should you tell if you see needles without a safety device:
    • A. 

      Charge Nurse

    • B. 

      Co-Worker

    • C. 

      Supervisor

    • D. 

      Safety Officer

    • E. 

      Both C & D

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