Chlorhexidine, Iodine & Silver: Uses and Modes of Action


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Which of the following statements is NOT true with respect to iodine?

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1. Chlorhexidine:

2. Silver nitrate:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Not all antiseptics work the same, and this quiz and accompanying worksheet will ask you questions about three types of antiseptics and how they prevent infection. Each quiz question provides you with a multiple-choice list of possible answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your understanding of facts about the following:

  • Iodine
  • Chlorhexidine
  • Silver nitrate
  • Goiters

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of antiseptics and how they apply to wound care
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as iodine and goiter
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as uses for the various antiseptics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding treating wounds with antiseptics

Additional Learning

For more information about wound care and infection prevention, review the accompanying lesson titled Chlorhexidine, Iodine & Silver: Uses and Modes of Action. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Types of antiseptics and how they kill microbes
  • Iodophors
  • Silver sulfadiazine