Decontamination & Infection Control for Health Professionals Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In a simple procedure where the risk for splattering is low, such as starting an I.V., which of the following would be an appropriate use of PPE?

Question 2 2. When disposing of towels or clothes that have been contaminated with blood, a person should place these items in _____.

Question 3 3. Which describes standard precautions?

Question 4 4. Not knowing any other information, which of the following is the best example of a rare AND serious side effect of an antimicrobial drug?

Question 5 5. What type of equipment provides the maximum amount of protection?

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Question 6 6. Ignaz Semmelweis discovered that the difference between the First Obstetrical Clinic, where death rates from puerperal fever were high, and the Second Obstetrical Clinic, where they were much lower, was that _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following is true?

Question 8 8. The goals of antibiotic prophylaxis include all of the following EXCEPT which one?

Question 9 9. A patient is admitted with an unknown illness involves a high fever and coughing, what precautions would be appropriate?

Question 10 10. You are caring for your ill grandmother who has a draining wound. What precautions should you use when changing her dressing?

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Question 11 11. Step 3 of selective digestive decontamination involves giving a patient enteral antimicrobials. What does enteral mean?

Question 12 12. What is an antimicrobial? Choose the BEST answer.

Question 13 13. The process for hemostasis involves vasoconstriction of the blood vessel, _____, and coagulation.

Question 14 14. What is decontamination?

Question 15 15. In 1910, the first antimicrobial was born and named Compound 606 or _____.

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Question 16 16. What PPE should a nurse caring for a patient with fever and cough anticipate using?

Question 17 17. The number one way to reduce the spread of infection is _____.

Question 18 18. Betty is a nurse who got the blood of an HIV patient on her skin. Which of the following is a TRUE statement about the decontamination procedures she should follow?

Question 19 19. You are doing a dressing change for an oozing wound. What precautions should you use?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a relatively common side effect of many antimicrobial drugs?

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Question 21 21. What is a hot zone?

Question 22 22. At the time, what was the established scientific community's reaction to Semmelweis' discoveries, which were summed up in The Etiology, Concept, and Prophylaxis of Childbed Fever?

Question 23 23. A pair of surgical shears needs to be sterilized. When it is removed from the autoclave one of the blades is noted to have a small speck of blood on it. What should you do?

Question 24 24. Which patient may need antibiotics prior to a dental procedure?

Question 25 25. Your patient has MRSA in the wound, all of the following precautions need initiated EXCEPT which one?

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Question 26 26. In body substance isolation, what is the stance on body fluids?

Question 27 27. Pretend you are a medical professional taking care of someone who is undergoing selective digestive decontamination. Besides giving the patient antibiotics and antimicrobials, what else should you do for this patient according to the four main steps of this process?

Question 28 28.

Antimicrobials can target which of the following (in the most common definition of the term)?

I. Bacteria

II. Fungi

III. Parasites

Question 29 29. How long does it take for ferric subsulfate solution to work?

Question 30 30. Name two types of contaminants.

Decontamination & Infection Control for Health Professionals Chapter Exam Instructions

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