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Standard Precautions & PPE

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  • Q1

    The single most important means of preventing the spread of microorganisms is

    Wearing barrier gowns when caring for patients with a contagious disease

    Wearing gloves when you care for a patient who may have infection

    Wearing a mask when caring for patients with a contagious disease.

    Washing your hands between patients whether or not they have an infection

  • Q2

    Gloves are required as barriers in which of the following situations

    When direct contact with the source of microorganisms will occur

    To replace the need for handwashing when patient care is finished

    When the nurse does not want to have contact with the patient.

    When microorganisms present on the hands grow and multiply rapidly

  • Q3

    It is unnecessary to wash your hands after removing gloves because your hands are still clean

    True or False
  • Q4

    Which body fluid is not considered a source of blood-borne pathogens

    Vaginal Secretions




  • Q5

    Personal protective equipment includes

    Aprons, booties, gloves

    Gloves, gowns, masks, goggles

    All of the above

    Eye shields, aprons, masks

  • Q6

    If you wear gloves when performing your job duties, you do not need to follow handwashing precautions

    True or False
  • Q7

    Why do some patients require isolation precautions

    Patients with communicable diseases may require isolation precautions in order to contain an infectious process. Isolationprecautions do not replace Standard Precautions
    Patients with communicable diseases
    To prevent infection to spread others
  • Q8

    Which of the following is included in the steps for needlestick injuries?

    Report needlestick to your supervisor

    Wash needlestick with soap and water, followed by irrigation with a bleach solution

    Wash needlestick with soap and water

    Both 1 and 3

  • Q9

    Syringes can be reused as long as you don't get blood in it.

    True or False
  • Q10

    Unsafe injection practices have devastating consequences such as: (select all that apply)

    Criminal charges
     Loss of clinician licenses

    The Air Force cannot be sued for medical malpractice

    Legal charges/malpractice suits
    Patient illness and death
  • Q11

    What is cough etiquette?

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  • Q12

    Hand hygiene is important because

    All of the above

    It protects the healthcare environment

    It protects patients from infection

    It protects me

  • Q13

    Appropriate routine management of patients with suspected or known infectious TB include:

    All of the above

    Placement in respiratory isolation with the door closed

    Patient wears a surgical grade mask when out of the room

    Use of an N95 respirator for all individuals entering the isolation room

  • Q14

    A staff member who has a cold sneezes. Another staff member sitting nearby breathes in the microorganism, and later develops a cold. These microorganisms were most likely carried by which mode of transmission?



    Direct contact

    Indirect contact

  • Q15

    The single most important way to control the spread of infection is by:

    Wearing glove

    Thorough hand washing

    Disinfecting equipment and surfaces

    Covering the mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing


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