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Infection Control Training for New York State Healthcare Professionals

You can take the test without obligation. To earn CE credit, you need to pass the test, complete an evaluation, and register/pay for your Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate will be delivered online immediately upon completing the course registration. (There is no charge for free courses and online certificate delivery.)

  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.

NoteThis course was revised and updated March 26, 2018. If you printed test questions from the previous version of this course, you will find that the questions in your printed version differ from the test below.

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1. Data shows that infections are a major cause of hospitalization and death among individuals in:

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2. Which is a goal of infection control training?

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3. In New York State, a medical professional can be cited for unprofessional conduct for:

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4. Which term refers to a person who continues to harbor a pathogen for months or even years after initial infection?

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5. Which mode of transmission in the chain of infection involves a fomite?

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6. What is the single most important infection control procedure to prevent the spread of infection?

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7. The first line of defense against the entry of pathogens into a susceptible host includes:

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8. Which is a true statement about Standard Precautions?

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9. Which is a correct statement concerning hand hygiene?

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10. Before administering an intramuscular injection to a patient with HIV, the clinician takes protection against which potential means of HIV transmission?

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11. Which action does the CDC recommend regarding Contact Precautions?

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12. Which is an example of an engineering control used in the healthcare setting to reduce the spread of infection?

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13. Which is a true statement about safe injection practices?

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14. Personal protective equipment is specialized clothing or equipment that:

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15. Which is a true statement about glove use by healthcare workers?

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16. Which is a true statement regarding PPE guidance when working with patients infected with Ebola virus?

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17. Spills of blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are decontaminated by using:

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18. Which is a correct statement regarding the processing, handling, and storage of sterilized equipment and devices?

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19. Containers used to store, transport, and dispose of regulated waste must be identified with warning labels colored:

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20. The New York State Department of Health expects individuals who are responsible for equipment or device reprocessing to:

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21. A clinician in the hospital reports to her supervisor that she has recently developed a skin rash. What is the appropriate action for the supervisor to take with the clinician?

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22. HIV-infected healthcare workers in New York State:

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23. The CDC recommends that all healthcare workers receive vaccination against hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox if they:

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24. New York State law requires bloodborne pathogens training of employees:

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25. When administering an intramuscular injection to a patient, the clinician accidentally incurs a needlestick injury. The clinician’s action is to:


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