DA317 unit test#1

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  1. Carpeting _____.
    harbors both bacteria and fungi
  2. Exam gloves used during dental treatment can be made of _____.
  3. If the surface below the barrier is inadvertently touched when removing a contaminated barrier, you
  4. The first procedural step after an exposure incident is to _____.
    stop operations immediately
  5. Waste that has had contact with blood or other body fluids is considered contaminated and is disposed of as _____ waste in most states
  6. It is _____ that allows the body to resist disease and prevent foreign bodies from causing infection
  7. Transmission of a disease to a susceptible person through the handling of contaminated instruments or by touching contaminated surfaces is a form of
    indirect transmission
  8. Process indicators that change color are useful for
  9. The Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003, which is now the standard of care, was released by what agency?
  10. The strength of an organism in its ability to produce disease is
  11. The ultrasonic cleaner cleans dirty instruments using sound waves, which cause
  12. When immunity is present at birth, it is called _____ immunity
  13. The best way to determine that sterilization has actually occurred is to use _____.
    biologic monitors
  14. The least desirable method of pre-cleaning dental instruments is _____.
    hand scrubbing
  15. Recommendations regarding solutions of detergents or disinfectants include
  16. The law designed to protect employees against occupational exposure to bloodborne disease-causing organisms such as HBV, HIV, and HCV is
    the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  17. The most common route of disease transmission in the dental office is through _____.
    direct contact with the patient’s blood or saliva
  18. Following an exposure incident, the _____ should be notified of the injury immediately after initial first aid is provided
  19. Instruments must be absolutely dry or they will rust when using which type of sterilization process?
  20. All reusable items among the instruments (critical and semicritical) that come in contact with the patient’s _____ must be heat-sterilized
    blood, saliva, or mucous membranes
  21. The ultrasonic cleaning solution _____.
    should be specially formulated for use only in the ultrasonic cleaner
  22. The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard states that contaminated protective clothing _____.
  23. Personal protective equipment (PPE), including _____, must always be used when processing instruments
    utility gloves, mask, eyewear, and protective clothing
  24. The major advantage of the chemical vapor sterilizer is that _____
    it does not rust, dull, or corrode dry metal instruments
  25. The links in the chain of infection are: virulence, number of microorganisms, susceptible host, and
    portal of entry
  26. When a surface has been covered with a barrier it
    should still be cleaned and disinfected at the beginning and end of each workday
  27. The high-level disinfectant with very little odor that does not require activation or mixing is
  28. An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered intermediate-level or low-level disinfectant is suitable for cleaning _____.
  29. The ultrasonic cleaner should be cleaned and disinfected ___.
  30. After administration of the HBV vaccine, the CDC recommends _____.
  31. CDC guidelines and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard consider saliva to be a _____.
    potentially infectious body fluid
  32. The CDC _____.
    issues specific recommendations on health-related matters, based on sound scientific evidence
  33. A method of sterilizing unwrapped patient care items for immediate use is _____.
    flash sterilization
  34. There are sections of the instrument processing area that govern the workflow pattern. The processing should flow in a single loop from _____.
  35. Sterilization destroys _____.
    all microbial forms, including bacterial spores
  36. An infection that is short in duration is a(n) _____.
    acute infection
  37. A process indicator is an example of _____ monitoring of the sterilization process
  38. Housekeeping surfaces _____.
    only need to be cleaned with a detergent or low-level disinfectant
  39. Why are instruments bagged before sterilization?
  40. Why are instruments bagged before sterilization?
    • dedicated only to instrument processing
  41. The best time to clean and disinfect dental prostheses or impressions that will be handled in the in-office laboratory is _____.
    as soon as possible after removal from the patient’s mouth
  42. Which of the following patient-care items is classified as a semicritical instrument?
  43. Pathogens that are carried in the blood and body fluids of infected individuals and that can be transmitted to others are referred to as _____.
  44. When transporting and processing contaminated patient-care items, the dental assistant can be exposed to microorganisms through _____.
    percutaneous injury or contact with mucous membranes of the eye, nose, or mouth
  45. The most serious type of latex allergy, one that can even result in death, is called _____.
    type I allergic reaction
  46. After instruments have been through the cleaning cycle of the ultrasonic cleaner, they should be _____.
    rinsed with clear water
  47. The written exposure control plan that describes how the dental office complies with the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard must be reviewed and updated _____.
  48. _____ is the process of killing all microorganisms, including bacterial spores
  49. The correct order for removing PPE is to first remove the _____.
  50. The purpose of precleaning a surface is _____.
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