Decontamination at a Veterinary Hospital: Surfaces & Living Tissue


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Decontamination includes:

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1. Which of the following kills all microorganisms on a patient?

2. Which of the following kills most organisms on an inanimate object or surface?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whether the patients are humans or animals, keeping a hospital clean is very important. Test your knowledge of the decontamination process in a veterinary hospital with this quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz questions will test you on the steps involved in the destruction or prevention of the growth of most microbes and the process of killing microorganisms on a patient.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following aspects of decontamination:

  • The processes involved in decontamination
  • The process that kills most organisms on an inanimate object or surface
  • The device used to kill all living organisms

Skills Practiced

With these assessments, students can test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the process of decontamination in a veterinary hospital
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding killing microorganisms on a patient and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding prevention of the growth of microbes on living tissue
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the device that exposes objects to great amounts of heat and steam

Additional Learning

Learn more about clean up in a veterinary hospital by reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled Decontamination at a Veterinary Hospital: Surfaces & Living Tissue. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define filtration
  • Examine examples of the steps involved in decontamination
  • Learn about how to decontaminate surgical instruments