TEST PREVIEW

  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 HAIs 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 transmission-based precautions?
  1. Which of the following precautions are intended to prevent the 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. Oral HCP providing dental care on a patient with suspected or confirmed airborne infectious disease must use a respirator with N95 or higher filtration capacity to prevent inhalation of infectious particles that are less than 5 μm in size (droplet nuclei).
  1. All of the following statements related to the HBV are correct EXCEPT which one?
  1. After a needlestick or sharps exposure to HIV-positive blood, the risk of HIV infection among healthcare personnel is approximately 1.8%.
  1. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is transmitted by inhalation of droplets and droplet nuclei generated when infected persons cough, sneeze, shout, sing, or talk; and less frequently by contact with freshly contaminated articles and environmental surfaces requiring airborne and standard precautions.
  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?