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Can You Pass This Infection Prevention Quiz?
Test your staff’s knowledge on instrument cleaning, sharps safety, wound care and other ways to keep patients and staff safe.
Adam Taylor | Senior Editor
Nasal Decolonization
ALL OR SOME Facilities on a budget need to decide whether to screen all surgical patients or just those at high-risk of developing a staph infection.

Infections can be catastrophic. They're potentially deadly to patients and staff, expensive to treat, can force a second surgery and are unpleasant to litigate. Use this quiz to see if you're up to date on the latest infection prevention practices and see what experts have to say about the advances that help patients and staff stay healthy and safe.

1. Immediate point-of-use treatment and the prompt transport of surgical instruments to sterile processing lessens the importance of manual cleaning before the disinfection/sterilization process.

  • a. True
  • b. False
  • Reveal

2. Healthcare workers on the wrong end of a needlestick are at risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Which is the most likely infection to occur?

  • a. hepatitis B
  • b. hepatitis C
  • c. HIV
  • Reveal

3. What are the two most frequently missed steps when instruments are cleaned prior to disinfection and sterilization?

  • a. proper transport and cleaning
  • b. drying and inspection
  • c. rinsing and safe repackaging
  • Reveal
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