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1. Which of the following are potential routes of entry for bloodborne pathogens?

1. Which of the following are potential routes of entry for bloodborne pathogens?

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1. Which of the following are potential routes of entry for bloodborne pathogens?

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  1. 1. Which of the following are potential routes of entry for bloodborne pathogens? A. Mucous memrane of the eye B. Dermatitis on the hands C. Cut with a contaminated sharp object D. All of the above

  2. 2. If blood or potentially infectious material contacts a cut on your hand, your first response should be: • Find out the infectious status of the source blood • Report the incident to your supervisor • Wash the exposed area thoroughly with soap and water, then report the incident • Go to the emergency room

  3. 3. There are no reported cases in which HIV was transmitted by saliva, tears or perspiration. • True • False

  4. 4. What is the single most important reason for healthcare workers to practice good hand hygiene? • To remove visible soiling from hands • To prevent transfer of bacteria from the home to the hospital • To prevent transfer of bacteria from the hospital to the home • To prevent infections that patients acquire in the hospital

  5. 5. When a procedure is likely to produce a splash, aerosols or droplets of blood, you must wear: • Safety glasses • A mask that covers your nose and mouth • A respirator • Any combination of facial protection that will cover your eyes, nose and mouth

  6. 6. Universal Precautions do not apply to urine under any circumstances. • True • False

  7. 7. How often should you clean your hands after touching a PATIENT’S INTACT SKIN (for example, when measuring a pulse or blood pressure)? A. Always B. Often C. Sometimes D. Never

  8. 8. Handwashing is not necessary if gloves have been worn. • True • False

  9. 9. Which bloodborne disease can be prevented through vaccination? • HBV and HCV • HBV • HIV • HCV • None of the above

  10. 10. Which of the following must be disposed of in a SHARPS container? • Pasteur pipettes contaminated with blood • Scalpel blades • Needles with syringes attached • Used blood tube holders • B & C only • All of the above 

  11. 11. HIV is considerably more persistent and more easily contacted than HBV. • True • False

  12. 12. Which of the following bloodborne diseases has the highest rate of chronic infection? • Hepatitis B • Hepatitis A • Hepatitis C