Online Test

Infection Control - PT - 5 Hour


You will need to answer 18 questions correctly to pass the test.

1. Patients treated in the ICU have the highest risk of health-care associated infections (p.4)

2. Which of the following is an element required for the transmission of an infectious agent? (p.4)

3. A therapist fails to wash her hands after treating a patient infected with VRE. She then inadvertently passes the pathogen onto her next patient. This is an example of _______. (p.6-7)

4. Infection spread via mosquitoes, flies, rats, and other vermin is classified as _______ transmission. (p.10)

5. Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming gram negative aerobic virus that is a major cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea. (p.11)

6. Noroviruses are relatively stable in the environment and can survive freezing and heating. (p.13)

7. Which of the following organisms is primarily transmitted via fecal-oral contamination? (p.14-15)

8. Most healthy people who come in contact with Group A streptococcus will not develop invasive GAS disease. (p.16)

9. Standard precautions apply to all patients in all healthcare settings, regardless of infection status (p.21)

10. Transmission precautions are used instead of standard precautions whenever patients are know to be colonized with an infectious agent. (p.24)

11. Multi-patient rooms with individuals under contact precautions should have greater than 3 feet of separation between beds. (p.25)

12. Hydrotherapy of burn patients has been associated with wound and bloodstream infections caused by which of the following pathogens? (p.29)

13. Which source represents the greatest transmission risk to home care patients? (p.33)

14. Infection caused by _______ has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in individuals with cystic fibrosis. (p.34-35)

15. Xenotransplantation potentially exposes patients to zoonotic pathogens. (p. 36)

16. Which of the following is NOT a component for creating a safety culture? (p.38)

17. Standard definitions are an essential element of a surveillance system. (p.40)

18. Nitrile gloves have a higher failure rate than latex or vinyl gloves. (p.43)

19. _______ are usually the first piece of PPE to be donned. (p.44)

20. Removal of a face shield can be performed safely only after gloves have been removed, and hand hygiene performed. (p.46)

21. Cleaning to remove organic materials from critical instruments must never precede high level disinfection. (p.53)

22. Non-medical waste from a hospital is subject to federal and state regulations. (p.55)

23. Which of the following is NOT treated with a post-exposure prophylaxis vaccine? (p.56)

24. Which of the following requires contact precautions? (p.58-59)

25. Which of the following infectious agents does NOT require placing a patient in an AIIR? (p.61-63)

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