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When putting on a face mask what is the first thing you shoud do:
Tie the strings at the back of your neck
Infectious diseases are usually spread by:
contact with someone with the disease
To avoid chapping and drying of your skin from hand washing you should:
use a lotion after hand washing
The single most effective way to prevent the spread of disease is by:
frequent hand washing
Disposable equipment is often used in health care facilities because it:
helps reduce the spread of infection
The skin and what other natural defenses of the body protect it from invasion by microorganisms:
-acidity of the urine and digestive juices,
-phagocytic actin of white blood cells
Infections that occur when residents are in long-term care facilities are called:
normal flora are:
microorganisms that live in a certain location
The main reason the nurse should not wear jewelry or rings, other than a plain wedding band is:
they harbor pathogenic organisms
A microorganism that can cause an infection is called a:
True or False

A mask can be worn without a face shield, but a face shield should never be worn without a mask:
Standard precautions:
involve treating all persons as if they are infected
Gloves should be worn when the nursing assistant performs the following procedure:
washing the patient's genital area
True or False

Standard precautions are used in addition to the other precautions for patients in airborne, droplet or contact isolation:
The process of eliminating harmful microbes from equipment and instruments is called:
Contact precautions are used for infections that spread in the:
secretions or excretions that drain on the outside of the body
You are going to wash your hands. You should stand:
far enough away so that your uniform does not touch the sink
True or False

An isolation mask or gown becomes wet. The item is considered contaminated and should be replaced:
Sick people are much more susceptible to developing infections because:
they have lowered resistance
True or False

when cleaning, slways wipe the most heavily soiled area first:
Microorrganisms can be transmitted by:
-food, water, animals and insects
-eating and drinking utensils
-personal care and hygiene equipent
True or False

when entering an isolation room, put the gloves on before the mask and gown:
The process in which ALL microorganisms are destroyed is:
True or False

you should sit on the patient's bed when talking to the patient to make them feel better.
True or false

when washing your hands you should hold your hands and forearms up:
Factors that put a person at risk for infection:
-stress and fatique
-chronic, debilitating disease
-poor personal hygiene
A microorganism needs what to live and grow:
True or False

Your are to collect a specimen from a patient in isolation. You should take the patient to the laboratory for the procedure:
If the seal on a commercially prepared sterile package of gauze is broken you will:
consider the package contaminated
The process by which an object or area becomes unclean:
True or False

when you are going to double bag ithem both you and your helper are inside the patient's room for the procedure:
what can act to transmit disease:
-drinking cup
True or False

when caring for a patient in airborne precautions, the nursing assistant must wear a HEPA, N95 or PFR95 mask:
A nonpathogen comes in contact with a sterile item. The item is now:
You are going to remove an isolation gown. What is the first thing you should do:
untie the waist strings
Germs grow and multiply when the conditions include:
-dark/moist locations
-temperatures within normal body range
-available supply of oxygen
Isolation techniques are used for patients with:
contagious diseases
When should you wash your hands:
-before handling or preparing food
-after urinating or having a bowel movement
-before and after giving patient care
True or False

gowns are always worn when food trays are served
when hand washing always:
rinse hands with fingertips down
When caring for a patient in droplet precautions, you should wear a:
surgical mask
When a patient is in isolation:
frequently-used equipment remains in the patient unit
Gloves are not needed:
-shaking hands
-delivering supplies
-removing a patients tray
True or false

equipment can be taken from one patient's room to another room as long as it has not been used:
After you have dried your hands you should:
turn off the faucet with a dry paper towel
Sterilization procedures destroy:
How long shoud you wash your hands:
about 2 minutes

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