The Truth About Infection Control

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Infection Quizzes & Trivia

The Ten Truths About Infection Control


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The flu shot is about 80% effective in preventing the flu.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Disposable client care items can be used again safely if you disinfect them.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Anti-TB medications are extremely expensive and not very effective.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    It’s possible to get HIV from an insect bite or from a pet.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A sneeze zooms out of the nose at over 100 miles per hour!  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    People who have active TB disease must be placed in quarantine.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    There is no vaccine to protect people against hepatitis C.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Influenza and pneumonia are two names for the same illness.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Most older people are allergic to the flu shot.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Every square inch of the human body has about 32 million bacteria on it.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    It’s possible for hepatitis C to be spread by sharing nail clippers with someone.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Soap is all you need to disinfect dirty client care equipment.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    For every 1000 health care workers exposed to HIV, 50% will become HIV positive.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Most biohazardous waste containers are red and are labeled with a special symbol.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The primary risk factor for acquiring hepatitis C is IV drug use.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Most health care workers wash their hands too often.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Every workplace has a procedure to follow if you are exposed to a client’s blood.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The HIV germ is spread very easily.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Dirty needles should never be recapped.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Moisturizing improves the health of your skin and reduces the build up of bacteria.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Wearing a paper mask will protect you against tuberculosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False