Test 011 Universal Precautions For Health care Practice

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  • 1. 

    Universal precautions are a set of precautions to prevent transmission of HIV, HBV, and other blood borne pathogens during delivering health care.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Universal precautions are indeed a set of precautions that healthcare professionals follow to prevent the transmission of HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens while delivering healthcare. These precautions include practices such as wearing gloves, using protective barriers, and properly disposing of contaminated materials. By adhering to universal precautions, healthcare providers can significantly reduce the risk of spreading infections to themselves and their patients.

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  • 2. 

    Under universal precautions, blood and certain body fluids are considered potentially infectious for HIV, HBV and other blood borne pathogens. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Under universal precautions, blood and certain body fluids are considered potentially infectious for HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens. This means that healthcare workers must treat all blood and body fluid as if it is infected with these pathogens, regardless of the perceived risk. This approach helps to prevent the transmission of infections and ensures the safety of both healthcare workers and patients. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 3. 

    Universal precautions do not apply to feces, nasal secretions, sputum, sweat, tears, urine, and vomitus unless they contain observable blood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because universal precautions, which are infection control measures, are primarily focused on preventing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens. Feces, nasal secretions, sputum, sweat, tears, urine, and vomitus do not usually contain blood and therefore do not pose a significant risk of transmitting bloodborne diseases. However, it is important to note that other standard precautions, such as hand hygiene and the use of personal protective equipment, should still be followed when handling these bodily fluids to prevent the transmission of other types of infections.

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  • 4. 

    Universal precautions do not apply to saliva except when obviously contaminated with blood or where blood contamination of is predictable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Universal precautions are a set of guidelines followed by healthcare professionals to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. These precautions include wearing gloves, masks, and other protective equipment when coming into contact with bodily fluids that may contain bloodborne pathogens. Saliva is generally considered a low-risk fluid for transmitting bloodborne pathogens, unless it is visibly contaminated with blood or there is a high likelihood of blood contamination. Therefore, it is true that universal precautions do not apply to saliva unless it is obviously contaminated with blood or where blood contamination is predictable.

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  • 5. 

    Universal precautions entail the use of protective barriers such as gloves, gowns, aprons, masks, or protective eyewear.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that universal precautions indeed involve the use of protective barriers like gloves, gowns, aprons, masks, or protective eyewear. These precautions are followed to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases from both known and unknown sources of infection. By using these protective barriers, healthcare professionals can minimize the risk of exposure to pathogens and ensure the safety of themselves and their patients.

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  • 6. 

    Pregnant health care women are not at higher risk of contracting HIV infection than are non-pregnant health care personnel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pregnant health care women are not at a higher risk of contracting HIV infection compared to non-pregnant health care personnel. This is because the risk of HIV transmission is primarily associated with exposure to infected blood or body fluids, which can occur in any healthcare setting regardless of pregnancy status. The risk of HIV transmission can be minimized through the use of universal precautions, such as wearing gloves and practicing proper infection control measures. Therefore, pregnancy does not increase the risk of HIV infection in health care workers.

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  • 7. 

    Hands and other skin surfaces should be washed at once when contaminated with blood or body fluids obviously contaminated with blood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to wash hands and other skin surfaces immediately when they come into contact with blood or body fluids that are visibly contaminated with blood. This is because blood can contain various pathogens, including viruses and bacteria, that can cause infections. Washing hands with soap and water helps to remove these pathogens and reduce the risk of transmission. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

    Masks and protective eyewear or face shields should be worn by health care personnel during performance of splashy procedures. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Health care personnel should wear masks and protective eyewear or face shields during splashy procedures to protect themselves from potential splashes or sprays of bodily fluids. These procedures can include tasks such as suctioning, intubation, or wound irrigation, which can generate aerosols or cause splashes. Wearing masks and protective eyewear or face shields helps to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases and ensures the safety of the health care personnel.

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  • 9. 

    To prevent needle stick injuries, needles should not be manually handled or manipulated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Needles should not be manually handled or manipulated in order to prevent needle stick injuries. This is because manual handling or manipulation of needles increases the risk of accidental pricks or cuts, which can lead to the transmission of infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. To minimize the risk, healthcare professionals are encouraged to use safety-engineered devices, such as retractable needles or needleless systems, which eliminate the need for manual handling and reduce the chances of needle stick injuries.

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  • 10. 

    Common infection control approach should further reduce the small risk for salivary transmission of HIV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that a common infection control approach can effectively reduce the small risk of HIV transmission through saliva. This implies that following proper infection control measures, such as using protective barriers and practicing good hygiene, can help minimize the risk of transmitting HIV through saliva. Therefore, the statement is true.

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