Universal Precautions

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Universal Precautions

Universal Precautions mean an approach to infection control that treats all human blood and body fluids as if they are infectious.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe how to identify and mix the solution to clean surfaces that meets universal precautions.
  • 2. 
    Staff should wash their hands
    • A. 

      After wiping a clients nose

    • B. 

      After wiping down surfaces, cleaning spill or any housekeeping

    • C. 

      After assisting a client to redress after using the bathroom

    • D. 

      Before and after treating or bandaging a cut

    • E. 

      After using the toilet

  • 3. 
    When switching gloves, staff must wash their hands and then air dry their hands prior to putting on a new pair of gloves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Staff should wear gloves..(check all that apply)
    • A. 

      When in contact with any blood or body fluids

    • B. 

      When they have cuts or scratches on their hands

    • C. 

      When assisting with incontinent care

    • D. 

      When placing soiled linens or clothing in the laundry

    • E. 

      When using the toilet

  • 5. 
    Staff should dispose of infectios materials by placing them in a ________________ bag, ______________ it securely, and disposing it out of reach of _______________ and ____________.
  • 6. 
    Saliva is considered a bodily fluid subject to universal precautions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Universal precautions consist of regular __________ ______________ and the use of _____________ when handling blood or body fluids that contain ____________________.
  • 8. 
    You do not need to glove when issuing medications.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Handwashing should be done
    • A. 

      Before working with clients

    • B. 

      When you arrive at work

    • C. 

      After handling linens or laundry

    • D. 

      After using the restroom

    • E. 

      After sneezing

    • F. 

      After coughing

    • G. 

      At the end of your shift when you leave

    • H. 

      After you put anything in your mouth (a mint, food, gum)

  • 10. 
    Over 100 viruses can cause the common cold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Clients with obvious symptoms of illness shall not be accepted in the day program unless they are separated from other clients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Food shall be stored in a refridgerator with a temperature not to exceed
    • A. 

      40 degrees F

    • B. 

      45 degrees F

    • C. 

      38 degrees F

    • D. 

      36 degrees F