New York State Infection Control

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1. Pursuant to Chapter 786 of the Laws of 1992, the New York State mandated infection control course must be repeated every _____ years:

  a. Two

  b. Three

  c. Four

  d. Five

2. 2) If a healthcare professional fails to adhere to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control s/he may be subject to all of the following except:

  a. Professional Liability

  b. Disciplinary Action

  c. Deportation

  d. Revocation of Professional License

3. To maintain professional compliance a professional must participate in the required infection prevention and control training and adhere to accepted principles and practices of infection prevention and control.

  a. True

  b. False

4. Effective infection control strategies prevent disease transmission by interrupting one or more links in the chain of infection.

  a. True

  b. False

5. Personal protective equipment includes:

  a. Gowns

  b. Gloves

  c. Masks

  d. All the above

6. Wearing gloves is the single most effective way to control infection.

  a. True

  b. False

7. Mucous membrane/non-intact skin exposures include:

  a. Contact with contaminated hands.

  b. Contact with open skin lesions/dermatitis.

  c. Splashes of sprays of blood or body fluids.

  d. All of the above.

8. Unsafe injection practices have resulted in notification of patients of possible exposure to bloodborne pathogens and recommendations that they be tested for hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, and HIV.

  a. True.

  b. False.

9. If a medication vial has already been opened, the rubber septum should be disinfected with alcohol prior to piercing it.

  a. True.

  b. False.

10. When handling and disposing of needles and sharps:

  a. Avoid recapping unless absolutely medically necessary.

  b. When recapping use both hands.

  c. Pass sharp instruments with the pointed end facing downward.

  d. Disassemble sharp equipment carefully with both hands.

11. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against a hazard.

  a. True.

  b. False.

12. Types of PPE include all of the following except:

  a. Gloves.

  b. Aprons.

  c. Eye Glasses.

  d. Masks.

13. Appropriate user education for use of PPE includes selection, doffing, washing, and disposal.

  a. True.

  b. False.

14. Potential for contamination of medical devices and equipment is dependent upon:

  a. Potential for external contamination.

  b. Potential for internal contamination.

  c. Physical composition, design, or configuration of the device or equipment.

  d. All of the above.

15. At any point a break in the infection control practices can compromise the integrity of instruments, medical devices or equipment.

  a. True.

  b. False.

16. Symptoms requiring immediate evaluation by a licensed medical professional and possible restriction from patient care include:

  a. Fever.

  b. Rash.

  c. Vomiting.

  d. All of the Above.

17. Severe sepsis and septic shock impact approximately 50,000 patients in NY each year.

  a. True.

  b. False.

18. The most commonly used surface disinfectants are:

  a. Complex Phenolics.

  b. Iodophor Solutions.

  c. Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach).

  d. Alcohol-Quaternary Ammonium Compounds

19. The basic aim of infection control is to reduce the number of pathogenic microbes in the field of operation to a level where the body's normal resistance can prevent infection.

  a. True.

  b. False.

20. Management strategies for potentially communicable conditions includes:

  a. Appropriate evaluation and treatment.

  b. Limiting contact with susceptibles.

  c. Furlough until noninfectious.

  d. All of the above.

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