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5 Sample Questions

What is a pathogen?

  • A. A walking route through a dialysis clinic to be sure you don’t miss anything
  • B. A bacteria, virus, or fungus that can enter the body and cause an infection
  • C. A genetic test that may be needed to diagnose illness in a dialysis patient
  • D. A rare, costly medicine that can help to treat infection in a dialysis patient

Which of these statements about germs is true?

  • A. A. All germs are harmful, so we take steps to eliminate them all
  • B. B. Some germs that are harmless in one place can be harmful in others
  • C. C. Some germs are more dangerous and/or communicable than others
  • D. D. Germs are everywhere, so there is no point in trying to control them
  • E. A & E
  • F. B & C

Why are people on dialysis more likely to get infections than healthy people?

  • A. Weakened immune systems
  • B. Weakened bladders
  • C. Weakened muscles
  • D. Weakened hearts

What is infection transmission through “direct contact”?

  • A. You touch a germy surface and then your eyes, nose, mouth or a wound
  • B. You eat food prepared by someone who did not wash his or her hands
  • C. You touch an infected person, then your eyes, nose, mouth or a wound
  • D. You accidentally stick yourself with a needle from an infected patient

What is infection transmission through “droplet”?

  • A. Germs in a water supply get into your gut or your bloodstream
  • B. Dried out germs float in the air like dust you breathe them in
  • C. You touch an infected person, then your eyes, nose, mouth or a wound
  • D. Someone with an infection coughs or sneezes and you breathe in

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