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Potentially infectious body fluids do not include


What color code for hazard warning labels is not correct?

Yellow for radioactivity hazards

How long is hepatitis B virus capable of surviving in a dried state on environmental surfaces?

1 week

Clean technique is another term for

Medical asepsis

Instruments that penetrate a patient's skin should be


Instruments that come in contact only with a patient's mucous membranes should be


Instruments that touch only healthy, intact skin should be


The vaccine against hepatitis B provides immunity for at least

7 years

A syndrome resulting from HIV infection that generally involves chronic systemic symptoms but lacks an opportunistic infection or Kaposi's sarcoma is known as

AIDS-related complex (ARC)

What is a readily available method to detect evidence of HIV infection?

Serological test

Which organ systems is the most commonly involved in AIDS?


Kaposi's sarcoma is a malignancy of the

Skin and lymph nodes

Anything that poses a risk to the human body or a living organism is called

A biohazard

What is a possible means of transmission of HIV?


OSHA standards require which of the following?

A written schedule for cleaning

Treating all human blood as if it were infectious is known as

Universal Precautions

Hand washing is necessary at which of the following times?

Before using gloves. Before leaving for the day. After performing a procedure. After using gloves

After you have rinsed your hands by using the aseptic hand-washing method, what step should you take next?

Dry your hands with clean paper towels and turn off faucets by using a clean paper towel

What is not an example of personal protective equipment?

A uniform

To dispose of a contaminated needle,

Drop it into the biohazardous waste container for sharps

Surgical scrub involves washing

Hands and forearms

The autoclave

Forces the temperature of steam above the boiling point of water in order to sterilize equipment

Standard Precautions are

Used mainly in hospitals

Medical asepsis is defined as which of the following?

Destruction of organisms before they enter the body

Which liquid is used in an autoclave to sterilize instruments and supplies?

Distilled water

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