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Sample Infection Control Exam Questions

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1. Which of the following statements regarding equipment storage practices is false?
  1. Equipment needs to be stored in a manner to prevent potential contamination and ready for next patient use.
  2. Clean equipment should be stored in a clean utility room.
  3. Dirty equipment should be stored in a dirty utility room.
  4. Both clean and dirty equipment can be stored in the same utility room.
  5. All of the above
2. For which of the following organisms is use of an alcohol-based hand rub not recommended?
  1. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)
  2. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  3. Enterococci
  4. Clostridium difficile
  5. Both A & B
3. A method of surveillance focusing on certain locations, procedures, devices, and/or infections is known as;
  1. House-wide surveillance
  2. Incremental surveillance
  3. Targeted surveillance
  4. Priority surveillance
  5. None of the above
4. A laminar flow hood used to prepare compounded sterile medications must be certified for proper operation at least...
  1. Monthly
  2. Every three months
  3. Every six months
  4. Every twelve months
  5. None of the above
5. Which of the following is not a strategy for controlling the transmission of a multi-drug resistant organism?
  1. Identifying patients with an MDRO
  2. Implementation & compliance with hand hygiene and contact precautions.
  3. Effective cleaning procedures.
  4. Performing cultures on all patients admitted to the hospital.
  5. Education programs for patients and staff
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