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relapse is the disappearance of the clinical symptoms of disease


a germicide is an agent that destroys pathogenic microorganisms


an antiseptic is an agent that can be used on the skin to inhibit the growth of microorganisms


employers must provide their own alternative to latex gloves if they show signs of latex anaphylaxis


employers must provide employees with hepatitis B immunization free of charge within 10 days of the start of employment


hands do not have be washed if the healthcare worker conscientiously uses gloves during all possible times of employment


always lock each instrument before immersion in the chemical decontaminant to permit cleasing of the entire surface area


nylon suture is nonabsorbent and strong and has a high degree of elasticity


hydrogen peroxide is the preferred antiseptic for skin preparation before surgery


after instruments have been immersed in a chemical sterilizing agent, they should be rinsed with clean bottled water


the physcian may spray a topical anesthetic agent, such as fluori-methane, on a surgical site before injecting local anesthsia


sterile technique does not have to be followed in preparation of a site for surgery


local anesthesia can last as long as 5 hours


epinephrine may be included in local anesthetics because of its vasodilating effect


one method of controlling epistaxis is to apply silver nitrate sticks t the bleeder site


surgical sponges used to absorb blood and drainage during a surgical procedure do not have to be sterile


suture scissors have a beak or hook tip that can slide under the suture for removal


bandage scissors have a pointy sharp probe tip that is inserted under the bandage for removal


a trocar is used to dilate or open a body orifice


a probe is used to search for foreign objects in a wound


stainless steel and chrome plated instruments should be placed in the same basin for disinfection


contaminated instruments should be placed in a container of disinfectant solution, with heavier intstruments on the bottomnd lighter on the top


an effective method for disinfecting instrumentsthat are contaminated with dried blood and secretionsis to soak the closed instruments in a mild detergent


detergent used for cleasing of surgical instruments should have a low PH to prevent damaging the instruments


use of an ultrasonic washer is an effective and safe method for cleaning instruments with sharp edges


if instruments must be cleaned by hand, the medical assistant should always wear disposible latex gloves to prevent injury or exposure to contaminants


air currents carry bacteria, so body motions and talking over a sterile field should be kept to a minimum


infection can cause deat in some circumstances


it is all right for sterile field to get wet


sterile team members should always face one another


always keep the sterile field in your view


never turn your back on a sterile field or wander away from it


when autoclaving, place a guaze sponge around the tips of sharp instruments to prevent them from piercing the wrapping material


nonsterile persons should never reach over a sterile field


all hinged instruments are wrapped in the opn position to allow full steam penetration of the joint


when using sterilizing bags, insert the grasping end of the instruments last


techniques for medical asepsis create a sterile environment


venipuncture should be conducted with sterile technique


unwrapped items in an autoclave require more time to sterilize than wrapped items


wet steam in an autoclave can be caused by placement of cold instrumentsin a hot chamber


storing an autoclave pack that has a small tear in the wrapper for up to 2 weeks is acceptable


after autoclaving, a change in the color of the dye of the autoclave tape indicates that the pack is sterile


a wet instrument pack is automatically considered contaminated


plastic wrapped autoclave packs are considered sterile for up to 6 months


chemical sterilization requires immersion of the items in the chemical mixture for a minimum of 24 hours


patient and practitioner eyes must be portected during laser surgicak procedures


the medical assistant should wear clean gloves when decontaminating the postsurgical room


erythema or edema at the surgical site without the presence of fever does not have to be reported to the physcian


a large gaping wound that must heal from the bottom of the wound outward heals by first intention


suppuration can cause problems with wound healing


a bandage must be applied with sterile technique

incorporate into cells' reproductive material

what action do viruses take when they enter the body's cells

after withdrawing medication from a vial

which of the following scenarios is the only situation in whch recaping a needle is considered an appropiate procedure

seecific steps fr providing effective patient treatment

which of the following is not a major area that must be covered in the medical facility's exposure control plan required by OSHA

friction and running water

what are the two important factors in performingn effective hand wash


the process used to wash and remove blood ad tissue from medical instruments is called

removing jewelry

the most important step in achieving hand asepsis is


the method that completely destroys microorganisms is

cover the spill with papper towels, pour 10% beach solution on towels, wait 15 minutes, wipe up te spill while wearing gloves, and discard the paper towels in an infectious waste container

while blood specimen is being prepared for laboratory analysis, the container tips over ad blood spills on the laboratory table. which of the following is the most appropriate management of the spill

when recapping an unused needle

according to OSHA regulations, under which of the following circumstances is recapping needles allowed

active tuberculosis

for which of the following is a medical assisant required to wear a mask while taking the patients medical history

keeping the needle intact

which of the following is the recommended method for disposal of needles in a puncture- proof container


the CDC doe not recommend standard precautions for which of the following body fluids if the fluids does not contain visible blood

placing the materials in a leakproof container durng collection

which of the following procedures is appropriate for preparing blood and other potentially infectious materials for transport

personal protective equipment

gloves, gowns, and goggles are examples of

engineering controls

blunt needles, needlesless system, and resheathing syringes are examples of

wash hands thoroughly each time a symptomatic child is contacted

on the basis of your understanding of the chain of infection, what would be the most effective method for controlling the spread of conjunctiviis in a daycare center

is a resisant bacterial reproductive cell that can become active and cause disease

a bacterial spore

both a and b

inflammation mediators that are released at the site of cellular damage perform which of the following functions

causes destruction of pathogens at the site of infecton

cell-mediated immunity

latent infections

relapse and remissionare seen frequently in what types of infection

are treated with a focus on palliative care

viral infections

thoroughly wash the needestick site

rosa was assisting with a pediatric immunizations when she recieved an accidential needlestick. what is the first thing rosa should do

wear latex gloves when cleanng sharp instrumnents

what should not be done when sanitizing an instrument

soak instrument in a closed container

for disinfection to be effective, what must the medical assistant do

littauer stitch or suture scissors

blade has a beak or hook to slide under sutures

needle holders

jaws are shorter and look stronger than hemostat jaws

splinter forceps

design and construction vary. fine tip for foreign object retieval

towel forceps (towel clamp)

have very sharp hooks

nasal specula

valves can be spread to facilitate viewing

bayonet forceps

manufactured in different lengths. smooth-tipped.used to insert packing into o remove objects from nose and ear


surgical instruments are generally classified according to use. which is not a classification for instruments

b and d

which antiseptic are the most effective for surgical hand scrub or patient skin preparation for surgery


which of the following anesthetic agents is injected into subcutaneous tissue, resulting in temporary cessation of feeling at the siteof the injection


choose the smallest diameter of a suture strand


the invasion of body tissue by microorganisms that then proliferate and damage tissues


living organisms that can be seen only with a light microscope


disease-causing microorganisms


property by which a substance can pass or soak through


presence pf pus-forming organisms in the blood


reducing the number of microorganisms to a safe level


thick-walled dormant form of bacteria, very resistant to disinfection measures


complete destruction of all forms of microbial life


haaving a rapid onset and severe symptoms


a substance tht kills microorganisms

surgical asepsis

____is the complete destruction of organisms on instruments or equpiment that will enter the patient's body. this technique is mandatory for any procedure that invades the body's skin or tissues such as surgery

121to123 C (250 to 255 F)

the recommended temperature for sterilization in an autoclave is

all of the above

which of te following guidelines should be followed when unloading an autoclave

28 days

generally, what is the shelf-life of a sterilized pack

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