Trivia Quiz: Infection Control In The Home

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Trivia Quiz: Infection Control In The Home

One of the places where people feel safe is within their homes, but the question is, how safe is your home and those in it when it comes to dealing with someone with a given infection? Do you think that you are equipped to control the given infection at any given time? Take up the quiz below for homemakers and get to see if you might need a refresher course.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your client Mr. Samuels, age 45, who had a ruptured appendix removed 4 days ago. He was discharged from the hospital this morning and still has drainage from his surgical site which is infected as a result of the appendix rupturing. Mr. Samuels is on antibiotics, needs his vital signs taken qid, rest, and fluids. Why is medical asepsis so important in the care of this client? 
  • 2. 
    How are mircoorganisms spread?
  • 3. 
    How can you set up a routine that will control the spread of the microorganisms from thw wound to other areas in the house?
  • 4. 
    What are the five conditions that microorganisms need in order to grow?
  • 5. 
    When should you wash your hands while caring for Mr. Samuels? 
  • 6. 
    To prevent microorganisms from contaminating your arms, should you hold your hands up or down while washing them?
  • 7. 
    How far above your wrists should you wash?
  • 8. 
    You need to sterilize some cloths which are placed over the dressing on Mr. Samuels' abdomen. These are used to keep drainage from getting on his other clothes and bed linen. How would you sterilize them?
  • 9. 
    What would you do with the cloths you had sterilized to cover his dressings when they become soiled? 
  • 10. 
    If Mr. Samuels' washable robe became contaminated from the drainage, how would you clean it? 
  • 11. 
    How should the medication nurse dispose of the needle and syringe used to give Mr. Samuels his antibiotic injection? 
  • 12. 
    What is meant by the term "Protective Barrier?" 
  • 13. 
    Should you continue to wear a wet protective barrier? Explain why or why not.
  • 14. 
    What would you do with the cloths you had sterilized to cover Mr. Samuel's dressings when they become soiled.
  • 15. 
    Explain the difference in standard precautions and transmission-based precautions.
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