Infection Control Quizzes & Trivia

"It won't hurt a bit". We've all heard this from a nurse at least once in our life. However, how much do you actually know about the innoculation you received? Why do they stab you needlessly with a random needle and syringe? Is it to take your blood? No, that's not it. It's about infection control and prevention!

In the same breath, that's why you take medicine when you're sick, right? Does this interest you? Well then, get ready to take these careful though, it's quite catching! For example, how does mouldy bread relate to infection control? How do the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews relate and who is Edward Jenner? Think you know? Then I think you're ready to take this quiz! Don't let it get the better of your though, you don't want to end up in bed!

When scientists come to know about a new disease or infection, the first thing on their to-do list is how to identify if it is communicable or not. If a virus or disease is communicable, then they aim to control its spread. The...

Questions: 4  |  Attempts: 11320   |  Last updated: Jun 13, 2019
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    What is the first thing you need to know about Infection Control?

How many times a day do you wash your hands? Every time you visit the restroom is a good start, but what about when you prepare food or clean something up? Why is it so important to keep your hands clean, you might ask? Take the...

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 4004   |  Last updated: Mar 9, 2020
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    To avoid cross-contamination, when should the high-speed handpiece or air-water syringe be flushed with water?

Take this quiz and choose right answer for all these questions on precaution of infection control!

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 3387   |  Last updated: May 11, 2017
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    Important characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis include:

Welcome one and all to a wonderful quiz on the topic of biology, with specific reference to the little guys that we strive to get rid of from our kitchen counters, food and hands to avoid the spread of illness and infection. In...

Questions: 65  |  Attempts: 2765   |  Last updated: Feb 8, 2019
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    The one-celled microorganisms also known as germs or microbes are:

You can never be too careful when it comes to preventing the spread of harmful viral and bacterial infections from harming the people around us – so with that in mind, we’re here today to see how much you truly know...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 1833   |  Last updated: May 15, 2019
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    Hand washing is the single most effective way to reduce the spread of germs.

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Infection Control Questions & Answers

What normal and harmless bacteria cause infections in over 100 pedicure clients in California in 2000?
In October 2000, we investigated the first known outbreak ofMycobacterium fortuitumcutaneous infections acquired from whirlpool footbaths, also called footspas, at a nail salon in northern California (1). Over 100 pedicure customers had prolonged boi
What is the technical term for bacteria that live on dead matter?
The correct answer to this question is C, Saprophytes. These organisms can gain their energy from decaying pieces of animals, as well as plants. Being that they feed off of dead pieces, this makes them heterotrophs. In the food chain, saprophytes
What was a normally harmless bacteria that cause infections in over 100 pedicure clients in California in 2000?
The answer is A, not D. Please research and change the quiz, Thank you.
What is the removal of potentially infectious materials on an item's surface and the removal of visible debris or residue called?
In my class we went over this and it was said that the answer was Cleaning. I originally thought it was decontamination, but apparently not.