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Foundation Standard 7.1:
Infection Control
1. Where would you find an anaerobic microorganism?
A. On a toilet seat
B. In the soil
C. In the air
D. In sterile water
2. What statement about bacteria is true?
A. All bacteria are harmful
B. All bacteria are round
C. All bacteria reproduce inside other living cells
D. All bacteria are single-celled organisms
3. A patients sore throat is caused by a streptococcus. How would it be treated?
A. Antibiotic medication
B. Antifungal gargle
C. Antiviral throat wash
D. There is no treatment for streptococcus
4. A man died from an infection caused by a rickettsiae. The infection was MOST
LIKELY transmitted by:
A. Walking barefoot in a locker room.
B. A blood transfusion.
C. The bite of a tick.
D. Breathing in contaminated air.
5. What organism can only be seen with an electron microscope?
A. Virus
B. Protozoa
C. Bacteria
D. Fungus

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6. Beth has a nosocomial infection. How did she get it?

A. Hiking in the woods.
B. Having a massage at a hotel spa.
C. Eating contaminated food.
D. Spending three days in the hospital.

8. Tuberculosis is caused by a tubercle bacillus, which is a/an:

A. Virus.
B. Protozoa.
C. Bacteria.
D. Fungus.
9. Albert has a yeast infection under his arm. It should be treated with a/an:
A. Antifungal cream.
B. Antibiotic ointment.
C. Vaccination.
D. Hot compress.
10.An infection that develops when the bodys normal defenses are not working
properly is a/an:
A. Mutant infection.
B. Nonpathogenic infection.
C. Opportunistic infection.
D. Recessive infection.
11.A sterile towel falls on the floor. The towel would then be considered:
A. Infectious.
B. Contaminated.
C. Antiseptic.
D. Disinfected.
12.What could be found on the surface of a sterile instrument?
A. Viruses
B. Spores
C. Microbes
D. Nothing
13.OSHA regulations require hospitals to give their employees with occupational
exposure what vaccine free of charge?
A. Influenza
B. Mumps
C. Meningitis
D. Hepatitis B
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14.A patient has an infection and is on airborne precautions. If the patient must be
transported to physical therapy, what should the patient wear?
A. A mask
B. Goggles
C. Gloves
D. A gown
15.What would a health care worker report in a sharps injury log?
A. Patient pain medication injections
B. Emergency room patients with cuts that require suturing
C. When he/she breaks any equipment
D. Sticking himself/herself with a needle
16.What healthcare professional should wear eye protection?
A. A nursing assistant taking a blood pressure.
B. A pharmacist filling a prescription for an antibiotic.
C. A dentist extracting a tooth.
D. An EMT responding to a possible cardiac arrest.
17.When should health care workers wear gowns and gloves?
A. When there is a chance of contact with blood and body fluids.
B. When entering the room of a patient who is HIV positive.
C. When she/he has a cold.
D. When caring for any patient with an upper respiratory tract infection.
18.What does OSHA require health facilities to provide for all employees who come
in contact with patients?
A. Health insurance
C. Annual chest x-rays
D. A watch with a second hand

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19.A healthcare worker who observes standard precautions would dispose of

infectious waste in a/an:
A. Recycle container.
B. Biohazard container.
C. Autoclave.
D. Incinerator.
20.When healthcare workers follow standard precautions, they are practicing
A. Asepsis.
B. Transmission.
C. Contamination.
D. Isolation.

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