What includes complete sterilization of equipment and the appropriate skin preparation?
a. Medical asepsis
b. Sterilization asepsis
c. Surgical asepsis
d. None of these
Which of the following demonstrates the cycle of infection?
a. Pathogen, growth, exit, transport, entry, susceptible host
b. Pathogen, transport, host
c. Pathogen, growth, host
d. Pathogen and susceptible host
Pathogen, growth, exit, transport, entry, susceptible host
What type of catheter is the Foley?
a. retention balloon
A radiographer would not need to wear gloves while assisting a patient with a urinal.
Radiology departments use halogen chlorine and iodine as a bactericidal agent.
Which of these do not belong in the cycle of infection?
a. a susceptible host
b. medical asepsis must exist
c. an existing pathogen
d. a source for growth and reproduction must exist for the pathogen
medical asepsis must exist
Surgical aspesis is the same as:'
a. Aseptic technique
b. sterile technique
c. clean technique
d. standard precautions
Chemical substances that inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganisms without necessarily killing them are called:
A sterile pack is used for each of the following procedures except:
c. barium enema
Standard precautions are used to protect the patient only.
When ready to leave the patient who is in isolation, what must be done?
a. wash hands
b. wash the patient's hands
c. wash hands and use paper towels to touch the faucet handles, if equipped with handles.
wash hands and use paper towels to touch the faucet handles, if equipped with handles.
The primary infection control practice is:
b. Use of germicides
c. Use of antiseptics
d. Hand washing
Which precaution(s) is(are) used when pathogens disseminate through large particular droplets expelled from the patient?
a. contact precautions
b. droplet precautions
c. airborne precautions
d. all of the above.
Microorganisms that cause infectious diseases can be classified as:
When wearing a mask in isolation:
a. Leave either the nose or the mouth exposed for freer breathing
b. put it on last
c. cover both the nose and the mouth
d. masks are not necessary in isolation rooms
cover both the nose and the mouth
A chest tube is used to reinflate a collapsed lung.
The most important way to prevent the spread of infection is:
b. wearing gloves
c. using a gown
d. using chemical disinfectants
Linens used in the radiology department should:
a. be changed from one patient to another
b. be changed after three patients have used them
c. be discarded only if soiled
d. not be used because they contribute to the spread of disease
be changed from one patient to another
All of the following describe an exogenous mode of transmision except:
a. mosquito, tick or flea
b. fomite, such as a cassette
c. normal flora, such as bacteria in the mouth
d. West nile virus
normal flora, such as bacteria in the mouth
The purpose of sterile technique is to eliminate all harmful microorganisms.
Nondisposable bedpans must be sterilized between uses.
A Swana-Ganz catheter is a(n) ________ catheter.
Sterilization is the only process that:
a. destroys all microbes
b. is used for medical asepsis
c. balances microbial population
d. allows good bacteria to survive
destroys all microbes
Which of the following statements are true regarding a two-member team performing mobile radiography on a patient with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus) precautions?
1. One radiographer remains clean that is, he or she has no physical contact with the patient
2. The radiographer who positions the mobile unit also makes the exposure
3. The radiographer who positions the cassette also retrieves the cassette and remove it from its plastic protective cover.
1 and 2 only
Which of the following is an accepted method of sterilization?
a. Bleach bath
b. Dry heat
c. Antiseptic wash
d. Hand washing
Medical asepsis can be defined as the _________ of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment.
a. complete destruction and removal
b. method of creating new types
c. method of encouraging growth
d. reduction in number
reduction in number
A portable chest radiograph must be obtained on a patient in isolation. The BEST method to minimize contamination of the radiographic equipment is to:
a. permit only one radiographer to complete the examination
b. have a nurse on the floor perform the radiographic examination instead of the radiographer
c. have the medical facilities nursing supervisor perform the examination instead of the radiographer
d. have two radiographers perform the examination, one to touch the patient and one to touch only the equipment.
have two radiographers perform the examination, one to touch the patient and one to touch only the equipment.
Do not invade the space between:
a. The sterile field and the wall
b. The physician and the sterile field
c. The radiographer and the patient
d. None of the above
The physician and the sterile field
All of the following are types of indirect transmission except:
Which of the following is a violation of correct sterile techniques?
a. Gowns are considered sterile in the front down to the waist, including the arms.
b. Sterile gloves must be kept above waist level
c. Persons in sterile dress should pass each other face to face
d. A sterile field should not be left unattended
Persons in sterile dress should pass each other face to face