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  1. The term “healthcare personnel” applies to all paid and unpaid persons who _______________.
  1. The term nosocomial infection refers to an infection acquired during the delivery of healthcare in _______________.
  1. The “chain of infection,” i.e., the transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings requires a _______________.
  1. All of the following statements are correct with respect to the source or reservoir of infectious agents responsible for HCIs EXCEPT which one?
  1. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to infection in a susceptible host with a portal of entry receptive of the agent?
  1. Pathogens may be transferred from the source to a host by _______________.
  1. All of the following statements are correct with respect to droplet nuclei (airborne transmission) EXCEPT which one?
  1. Which of the following precautions apply to the care of all patients in all healthcare settings, regardless of the suspected or confirmed presence of an infectious agent and constitutes the primary strategy for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections?
  1. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette?
  1. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to source control measures?
  1. HCP who have a respiratory infection should avoid direct patient contact, especially with high risk patients; and must observe contact and droplet precautions, i.e., must wear a gown, gloves (perform appropriate hand hygiene), and a surgical mask for all patient interactions.
  1. Between 2000 and 2004, four large outbreaks of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viral infections among patients in ambulatory care facilities were attributed to either the reinsertion of used needles into multi-dose vials or solution containers; or the use of a single needle/syringe to administer intravenous medications to multiple patients.
  1. Which of the following statements are correct with respect to safe injection practices?
  1. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to transmission-based precautions?
  1. Which of the following precautions are intended to prevent the prevent transmission of pathogens spread by direct or indirect contact with an infected patient, or a contaminated object, or an environmental surface?
  1. Which of the following controls apply to airborne precautions?
  1. Which of the following reflect/represent the primary objective(s) of administrative controls?
  1. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to airborne infection isolation rooms (AIIRs)? AIIRs _______________.
  1. All of the following statements are correct with respect to respiratory-protection controls EXCEPT which one?
  1. All of the following statements are correct with respect to the office Infection Prevention Coordinator (IPC) except which one? The IPC shall  _______________.
  1. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to fundamental elements needed to prevent the transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings?
  1. All of the following statements related to infection prevention education and training are correct EXCEPT which one?