Chapter 14: Infection Prevention and Control
1. Which of the following is NOT a sign of systemic infection?
- aching and weakness
- redness and swelling
- nausea and vomiting
2. Good infection prevention and control practices aim to protect which of the following groups of people?
- patients and carers
- healthcare workers
- the public
- all of these
3. How many links of the chain of infection are required to occur together to cause infection?
4. The class of relationship where one organism benefits from another without affecting it is known
5. SICPs are intended for use ______ whether infection is known to be present or not.
- by some health and social care staff in all health and social care settings at all times
- by all health and social care staff in some health and social care settings at all times
- by all health and social care staff in all health and social care settings sometimes
- by all health and social care staff in all health and social care settings at all times
6. Which of the following is NOT part of standard infection control precaution practice?
- placing a patient in an isolation room
- washing hands with soap and water
- disposing of sharps in a sharps container
- managing a blood or body fluid spillage
7. What type of precautions are required when managing an infectious patient?
- standard infection control precautions
- transmission based precautions
- standard infection control precautions and transmission based precautions
- no precautions
8. Promoting good infection prevention and control practice ______.
- reduces compliance with contemporary infection control practices
- limits risk of infection
- causes media attention
- risks litigation
9. The micro-organism Staphylococcus aureus is a ______.
10. According to the World Health Organization’s 5 moments for hand hygiene, healthcare workers should wash their hands ______.
- before touching a patient
- before carrying out an aseptic procedure
- before exposure to body fluid risk
- after touching a patient or their surroundings