Glossary of Health Knowledge Bowl - Safety - Set Four
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- The absence of disease producing organisms or pathogens is the definition of ?
- Why do you rub your hands together when you wash them?
- friction helps remove pathogens from the surface of the skin
- What are the two pathogens spread by blood and body fluids that health care workers are most concerned about?
- Hepatitis B virus
Human immunodeficiency virus
- What piece of equipment uses steam under pressure or gas to sterilize equipment and supplies?
- If the wrap loosens or is torn on a reusable sterile item what must be done?
- rewrapped and autoclaved again.
- When using the ultrasonic method of cleaning, sound waves produce microscopic bubbles in the solution which explode when they strike the items being cleaned. This is known as what?
- What is a disease called that can be transferred from one person to another, either directly or indirectly?
- communicable disease
- What is the name given to the method of caring for patients who have been diagnosed with an infection spread by the airborne mode of transmission?
- respiratory precautions
- What is defined as a poisonous substance?
- What is the route by which organisms leave the body called?
- portal of exit
- What is the pathway by which a microorganism enters the body called?
- portal of entry
- What is an object contaminated with germs that acts as a vehicle of transmission from one person to another called?
- What type of spread occurs by person to person transmission at a distance of approximately three feet or less called?
- droplet spread
- What term refers to microbes that are carried by moisture or dust particles in the air, which are inhaled?
- What is defined as a person who has and may transmit the disease producing organism, yet does not exhibit any signs or symptoms of having the disease?
- a carrier
- What position should occupied patient beds be left in when leaving the room?
- the lowest horizontal position
- What portion of the hospital bed should IV lines, catheters and or protective devices never be attached to?
- side rails
- What should always be within the patient's reach, and is used by the patient to alert nursing staff of any need he or she may have?
- call signal
- When walking down a corridor or transporting a patient down a corridor what side of the corridor should the health care worker walk?
- the right
- When assisting the patient in any transfer, in what position should the wheels of the bed and transfer vehicle be placed?
- In operating a fire extinguisher what do the letters PASS stand for?
- P= pull the pin
A= aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
S= squeeze the handle
S= sweep back and forth along the base of the fire
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