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Infection Control Questions

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Microorganisms that cause infectious diseases can be classified as a. lytic b. endogenous c. pathogenic d. nosocomial c. pathogenic
The best method of preventing the spread of aerosol infections is by a. the patient's wearing a mask b. the health care worker's wearing a gown c. hand washing d. all the above a. the patient's wearing a mask
All of the following are types of indirect transmission except a. fomite b. vector c. aerosol d. touching d. touching
The common cold is an example of an infection by a a. bacterium b. virus c. fungus d. protozoan a. bacterium
The term that best describes the absolute removal or all life forms is a. antisepsis b. medical asepsis c. disinfection d. sterilization d. sterilization
A person is bitten by a mosquito and develops an infection. This type of transmission is known as a. vector b. fomite c. nosocomial d. iatrogenic a. vector
An outpatient develops a staphylococcal infection after a surgical procedure. This type of transmission is known as a. vector b. fomite c. nosocomial d. more than one of the above, but not all d. more than one of the above, but not all
An infectious microbe can gain entrance into the human body by a. ingression b. penetration c,. both a and b, d. neither a or b c. both a and b
Hand washing employs which of the following methods of infection control? a. chemical b. physical c. sterile d. a and b d. both a and b
A healthcare worker is accidentally punctured with a contaminated needle. This type of transmission is known as a. vector b. fomite c. nosocomial d. iatrogenic a. vector
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