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1

How often does OSHA require employers to review and update their Exposure Control Plan?

Once a year

2

Which of the following is an example of personal protective equipment?

Clean disposable gloves

3

Microorganisms can be transmitted through

Water vapor from the lungs, Insects, Contaminated food, Contaminated equipment.

4

All of the following are examples of nonintact skin EXCEPT: Skin with dermatitis, Burned skin, Bruised skin, , Chapped skin?

Bruised skin

5

Treatment administered to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent the disease is known as:

ostexposure prophylaxis

6

The purpose of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is to:

Reduce the risk to employees of exposure to infectious diseases

7

Personal protective equipment must be used to: Draw blood Correct
Label a specimen container
Measure oral temperature
Perform a vision screening test
All of the above

Draw blood

8

What is the purpose of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act? To ensure that an injection is administered correctly
To ensure the proper disposal of sharps
To reduce the chance of infection developing at the injection site
To reduce needlestick injuries among health care workers Correct

To reduce needlestick injuries among health care workers

9

Which of the following is a violation of the OSHA standard?
Eating in the office laboratory Correct
Storing the Exposure Control Plan on the computer
Recapping a needle after withdrawing medication from a vial
Refusing to get the hepatitis B vaccination
All of the above Incorrect

Eating in the office laboratory

10

Which of the following is NOT a symptom of acute HIV infection?
Fever
Fatigue
Adenopathy
Jaundice Correct

Jaundice

11

All of the following are advantages of alcohol-based hand rubs EXCEPT:
They do not require rinsing
Less time is required to perform hand hygiene
They remove all resident flora from the skin
They contain emollients to prevent drying of the hands

They remove all resident flora from the skin

12

All of the following are considered other potentially infectious materials (OPIMs) EXCEPT: Any body fluid visibly contaminated with blood
Vaginal secretions
Tears and sweat
Semen

Tears and sweat

13

What is the most common means of transmission for hepatitis C?
Sharing needles for illegal injection drug use
Coughs and sneezes from an infected person
Sexual intercourse
Mosquitoes

Sharing needles for illegal injection drug use

14

Patients with chronic hepatitis B face an increased risk of developing: Liver cancer
Pancreatitis
Rheumatic heart disease
Gallstones

Liver cancer

15

What is the term used to describe a physical or mechanical device used to remove health hazards from the workplace?
Engineering control
Work practice control
Personal protective equipment
Universal precaution

Engineering control

16

Sterilization strips should be positioned:
On the bottom tray of the autoclave
On the top tray of the autoclave
In the center of the wrapped pack
On the outside of the pack

In the center of the wrapped pack

17

Which of the following sterilization methods is often used by medical manufacturers to sterilize disposable items?
Cold sterilization
Dry heat oven
Ethylene oxide gas
Autoclave

Ethylene oxide gas

18

According to the Hazard Communications Standard, which of the following must be included on the label of a hazardous chemical?
Name of the chemical
Physical hazards of the chemical
Health hazards of the chemical
Storing and handling of the chemical
All of the above

All of the above

19

Which of the following must be resterilized?
A pack that has been dropped
A pack that has opened up
A pack that has gotten wet
A pack that is torn
All of the above

All of the above

20

Which of the following is used most often to sterilize articles in the medical office?
Dry heat oven
Ethylene oxide sterilizer
Autoclave
Chemical agents

Autoclave

21

The inside of the autoclave should be wiped every day with:
A damp cloth
A disinfectant
A low-sudsing detergent
A scouring pad

A damp cloth

22

The most common temperature and pressure used for autoclaving is:
320°F at 20 pounds of pressure/square inch
145°F at 20 pounds of pressure/square inch
212°F at 15 pounds of pressure/square inch
250°F at 15 pounds of pressure/square inch

250°F at 15 pounds of pressure/square inch

23

The medical assistant should not set the timer on the autoclave until:
The sterilization indicator changes color
The gauge has reached the desired temperature
The pressure reaches 15 pounds per square inch
Steam enters the inner sterilization chamber

The gauge has reached the desired temperature

24

Which of the following is the best means of determining the effectiveness of the sterilization process?
The temperature gauge on the autoclave
Biologic indicators
Sterilization strips
Autoclave tape

Biologic indicators

25

The proper time for sterilizing an article in the autoclave depends on:
The type of autoclave being used
What is being sterilized
The type of sterilization indicator being used
The intended use of the article

What is being sterilized

26

Which of the following concentrations of alcohol is the most effective disinfectant?
50% isopropyl alcohol
60% isopropyl alcohol
70% isopropyl alcohol
100% isopropyl alcohol

70% isopropyl alcohol

27

The purpose of wrapping articles before they are sterilized in the autoclave is to:
Permit better steam penetration during autoclaving
Protect the articles from recontamination after autoclaving
Ensure complete destruction of all pathogens
Protect the articles from damage
All of the above

Protect the articles from recontamination after autoclaving

28

Why should all organic matter be removed from an article before it is disinfected?
To prevent the article from rusting
To prevent stains on the article
To allow the disinfectant to reach all parts of the article
To ensure the proper working condition of the article

To allow the disinfectant to reach all parts of the article

29

All of the following are guidelines for working with glutaraldehyde (Cidex) EXCEPT:
Work in a well-ventilated area
Wear safety goggles
Wear utility gloves
Store the glutaraldehyde container in a warm, dry area

Store the glutaraldehyde container in a warm, dry area

30

What type of water should be used in the autoclave?
Salt water
Tap water
Distilled water
Mineral water

Distilled water