Infection Control: OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Comm

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1. Destruction of most forms of microorganisms, but not bacterial and mycotic spores best describes:

  a. Disinfection

  b. Sterilizaion

  c. Antiseptics


2. Three major components of infection control are:

  a. Aseptic technique

  b. Patient screening and evaluation

  c. Personal protection

  d. All of the above


3. Critical instruments include instruments, devices and other items that are not used to penetrate soft tissue or bone, but contact oral mucous membranes, non intact skin or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

  a. True

  b. False


4. Personal protective equipment includes:

  a. Gowns

  b. Gloves

  c. Masks

  d. All of the above


5. Alcohol can be used as a sterilizing agent.

  a. True

  b. False


6. After each patient, handpiece waterlines must be flushed for:

  a. 30 seconds

  b. 10 seconds

  c. 40 seconds

  d. 5 minutes


7. When patients close their lips around saliva ejector tips, it causes a suck back effect potentially exposing patients to pathogens.

  a. True

  b. False


8. To sterilize instruments in the autoclave, they must remain at 273°F for 20-30 minutes.

  a. True

  b. False


9. Spore testing must be performed:

  a. Daily

  b. Weekly

  c. Monthly

  d. Annually


10. Sharps containers must be:

  a. Leak proof

  b. Puncture resistant

  c. A and B


11. The term “Standard Precautions” replaces an older term, “Universal Precautions”.

  a. True

  b. False


12. An example of a mode of transmission is:

  a. Direct contact

  b. Indirect contact

  c. Airborne

  d. All of the above.


13. The Bloodborne Pathogens standard covers all workers in the private sector as well as civilian employees of federal entities.

  a. True

  b. False


14. Hepatitis B is an airborne and foodborne virus.

  a. True

  b. False


15. All DHCP who are exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials should receive the Hepatitis B vaccine according to the current CDC recommendations.

  a. True

  b. False


16. Of the various hepatitis viruses, the one of most concern in dentistry is:

  a. Hepatitis A

  b. Hepatitis B

  c. Hepatitis C


17. All of the following are examples of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), EXCEPT:

  a. Needle guards

  b. Face shields

  c. Clinical gowns

  d. Latex or nitrile gloves


18. Face masks continue to be effective even if wet.

  a. True

  b. False


19. Hand hygiene is considered the most effective measure for reducing the risk of transmitting organisms to patients and DHCP.

  a. True

  b. False


20. A latex allergy may include the following symptoms, EXCEPT:

  a. hives

  b. dilated pupils

  c. itchy eyes

  d. coughing spells


21. Employers are required to take specific measures to inform employees about their rights under OSHA regulations and to provide training in handling hazardous materials which will be encountered in the workplace.

  a. True

  b. False


22. Dental offices are exempt from having a hazard communication program.

  a. True

  b. False


23. Office must maintain records of employee training and an incident log of any occupational injury.

  a. True

  b. False


24. The main change in the HCS for 2013 that has been put into place aligns the program with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

  a. True

  b. False


25. Pictograms indicate the categories of various hazards with an icon or picture.

  a. True

  b. False