Chapter 4: Safety and Infection Control | Pretest

  1. What are three general safety rules you might find when working in a healthcare facility?
  2. What is the purpose of hospital emergency codes?
  3. What kind of incident in a hospital might require you to fill out an incident report?
  4. Name two safety practices that might help reduce the risk of chemical injury.
  5. What three factors are considered when judging the safety of exposure to radiation?
  6. What are the three elements that must be present for a fire to begin?
  7. What are two important principles to remember when lifting heavy objects?
  8. Which part of the body is affected by carpal tunnel syndrome?
  9. What are ergonomics?
  10. What is an example of quality assurance in a healthcare facility?
  11. What are the three different kinds of microorganisms?
  12. Name an insect that might be the carrier of a parasite.
  13. As discussed in chapter 2, what is another name for hospital-acquired infections?
  14. If you are washing your hands properly, how long should hand washing take?
  15. What is the purpose of OSHA?
  16. What is an example of a disease-causing agent found in human blood?
  17. What are the three ways that infections can be spread between humans?
  18. Give an example of personal protective equipment that might be worn by a healthcare worker.
  19. Name two things other than a needle or syringe that could be considered a hazardous sharp in a healthcare setting.
  20. What do you think would be included in a list of potentially infectious materials for healthcare workers to avoid?