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Infection Control

Welcome to your 3. Test Your Understanding of Infection Control

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Germs are spread by:
When using alcohol-based hand rubs:
Which of the following is the proper procedure for hand hygiene using soap and water?
Which personal protective equipment would you use while performing routine personal care:
Which protective equipment would you use to protect your clothing?
The person you are caring for has developed a fever, complains of chills and a sore throat. These are symptoms of:
Signs and symptoms of an infection include:
Bloodborne pathogens:
A good rule of thumb to follow is, if it's wet, wear gloves.
It is not necessary to wash your hands after wearing gloves.
Masks are ineffective when they become moist.
You should assume that blood and other body fluids are potentially infectious and follow infection control precautions.
When cleaning the home, use a disinfectant such as Lysol or Pine sol. Clean all medical supplies in the bathroom and clean the bathroom last.
Alcohol-based hand rubs are recommended when hands are visibly soiled.
Always recap needles before placing them in the biohazard container.
Soiled or wet bed linens or clothing of a patient should be washed with other family laundry.
Proper hand hygiene is the most effective way to reduce the spread of germs.
Body fluids, such as contaminated stool, urine or blood should not be flushed down the toilet.
Always remove rings when washing hands, then replace after washing.
When cleaning the house, the bathroom should be cleaned first.

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