Module 2: Infection Control

Self-Assessment Quiz

  1. CDC's standard precautions are based on the principle that
    1. A. All instruments should be sterilized.
    2. B. All blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions (except sweat), non-intact skin, and mucous membranes may contain transmissible infectious agents.
    3. C. It is critical that program staff receive education and training on the principles and rationale for recommended infection-control practices.
    4. D. All program staff should stay current on recommended immunizations.
  2. Program staff should take action to stay healthy by
    1. A. Washing hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer after every patient.
    2. B. Staying current on recommended immunizations.
    3. C. Receiving infection control training every 2 years.
    4. D. Drinking water in the work area.
  3. Personal protective equipment
    1. A. Is not necessary for screenings and visual examinations during which the oral health professional is unlikely to touch mucous membranes.
    2. B. Is necessary when contact with a patient’s mucous membranes is likely.
    3. C. Is necessary during preparation of instruments for sterilization.
    4. D. All of the above.
  4. Treatment area surfaces that have clinical contact
    1. A. Must be cleaned before they are disinfected.
    2. B. Cannot be protected with barriers.
    3. C. Can be disinfected with any disinfectant.
    4. D. Must be disinfected only at the beginning and the end of each day.