Common Chemical Hazards in a Veterinary Practice


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What is a carcinogen?

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1. What is the name for a flammable, colorless gas, used to sterilize sensitive items in a medical setting?

2. When you commence working for a veterinary clinic, what should you ask for that is a plan that describes how to handle hazardous substances and one that contains contact information of local physicians and hazardous materials teams in case of emergency?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whether you're dealing with human patients or animal patients, you are subjected to certain hazards. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of chemical hazards in veterinary medicine. The quiz questions will test you on what is used to sterilize sensitive items in a medical setting and what a new employee should ask for when beginning to work in a veterinary clinic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The definition of carcinogen
  • The law that requires disclosure of chemicals employees may be exposed to
  • The procedure for mixing a chemical concentrate with water

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and clearly interpret information regarding the mixture of chemicals and water
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plan that tells you how to handle hazardous substances
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chemical hazards in veterinary medicine

Additional Learning

To learn more about chemical hazards in this setting, review the accompanying lesson entitled Common Chemical Hazards in a Veterinary Practice. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the procedures for safely handling toxic chemicals
  • Identify the uses of formalin
  • Learn about where to find instructions for using chemicals