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Chapter 10 (Infection Control)
Terms in this set (15)
A medical assistant receives a splash of potentially infectious material to the eyes while collecting urine specimen. What action should the medical assistant take to prevent the spread of infection?
Flush eyes at an eyewash station for at least 15 minutes.
What is the concentration of bleach solution should a medical assistant use as a disinfectant in a clinical setting?
What statement is correct about alcohol-based hand sanitizer?
Hand sanitizer should be applied to dry hands.
What is recommended regarding fingernail care and hand hygiene?
Remove artificial nails when working with high-risk populations.
According to CDC recommendations, what is the minimum length of time a medical assistant should spend scrubbing hands with soap and water when performing hand hygiene?
A medical assistant is washing infectious debris off several sharp surgical instruments. what action should the medical assistant take?
Wear utility gloves while sanitizing the instruments.
What method should a medical assistant use when storing a disinfected endoscope?
A medical assistant is preparing to sterilize a vaginal speculum. Which sterilization techniques should the medical assistant use?
A medical assistant is loading prepackaged hemostats into an autoclave. What action should the medical assistant take to ensure sterilization?
Organize the packages loosely without touching the walls of the autoclave.
A patient who is coughing and sneezing repeatedly enters the reception area at a clinic. What actions should a medical assistant take?
Assist the patient into an examination room
Which steps should a medical assistant take to follow aseptic guidelines when administering injections?
Wipe the injection site with an alcohol pad
When the following procedures requires a medical assistant to use aseptic technique?
What disposal methods should a medical assistant use in accordance with OSHA guidelines for handling bio-hazardous waste?
Label chemicals with their names and data before disposal
A medical assistant is cleaning a room following a surgical procedure. Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take to ensure proper bio-hazardous wast handling of used gauze pads?
Place the gauze pads in a red polyethylene bag
A medical assistant is reviewing OSHA regulations regarding sharps container placement. In which location should the medical assistant place a sharps container?
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