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Chemical Germicides formulated for use on skin and are registered and regulated by the FDA


The term for the effectiveness with which a disinfecting solution kills germs when used according to the label instructions is


The spherical bacteria that cause diseases such as pneumonia are


Which bacteria are transmitted in the air, in dust, or within the substance in which they settle?

Universal Precautions

The OSHA guideline requiring employers and employees to assume that all human blood and body fluids are infectious for bloodborn pathogens are


Flagella are also known as

Hepatitis and HIV

Which of the following is a disease caused by a blood borne pathogen


methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is a type of staph infection that is highly resistant to conventional treatments such as antibiotic


Which disinfectant is a know carcinogen


As of 2010, which state requires sterilization of nonporous manicure and pedicure tools and implements before each service?


A parasitic submicroscopic particle that infects and resides in the cells of a biological organism is a(n):

Contact Time

The amount of time the surface must stay moist with disinfectant in order for the disinfectant to be effective is:

bloodborne pathogens

Disease-causing microorganisms carried through the body in blood or body fluids are called:


The process that completely destroys all microbial life, including spores, is:

binary fission

The process of bacteria dividing into two cells is called:


The number of viable organisms in or on the object or surface prior to decontamination or sterilization is:


The most common bacteria are:

dirty hands

The most common way infections spread in a salon is:


Pus-forming bacteria that grow in clusters and can cause abscesses, pustules, and boils are:

chelating detergents

Which of the following is used to remove the residue of pedicure products from a foot spa?


Which of the following is a gaseous substance capable of destroying pathogenic bacteria?

after overcoming diseases, through inoculation, through exposure to allergens

Acquired immunity is the ability of the body to resist disease:

Mycobacterium fortuitum

A microscopic germ that normally exists in tap water in small numbers is

white blood cells, antitoxins, perspiration

The body uses which of the following to prevent and control infection?


The CDC requires that autoclaves be tested to ensure they are properly sterilizing implements how often?

U.S. Department of Labor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created as part of what agency?

pediculosis capitis
Question Rationale

A skin disease caused by an infestation of head lice is called:

doorknobs and handles

Which of the following work surfaces should be disinfected daily?

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