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Infection Control
Preventing and Controlling Infectious Diseases, including COVID-19

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  • 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.
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1. Which is a goal of infection control training?

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2. Which disease-causing organism is nonliving and similar to a virus in that it is unable to self-propagate?

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3. A person who harbors a pathogen and, although in recovery, is still infectious is referred to as a(n):

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

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

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6. Which is a true statement about Standard Precautions?

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7. Which is a correct statement concerning hand hygiene?

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8. Which action places the clinician at risk of HIV transmission when administering an intramuscular injection to a patient with HIV?

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

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10. Which is a unique infection control measure for a patient on Airborne Precautions?

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

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

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

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14. Which form of monitoring of sterilization is considered to be the closest to ideal:

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

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

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

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18. The use of sterile gowns is indicated:

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19. Which PPE should be removed last?

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20. Which is a recommended occupational health strategy designed to prevent the transmission of infectious disease?

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21. Which is a correct statement regarding CDC’s recommended vaccinations for healthcare workers?

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22. Bloodborne pathogens training for healthcare workers must include:

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23. While disconnecting a patient’s blood transfusion, a clinician accidentally sprays his own face and eyes with blood. What is the clinician’s first action?

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24. Which is an early sign or symptom of sepsis?


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