Lesson 6: Controlling the Spread of Infection

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  1. Microbe (microorganism)
    A tiny living that that can be seen only through the magnification of a microscope
  2. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    Gear worn to prevent microbes from contaminating a care giver's uniform, skin or mucous membranes
  3. Pathogen
    A microorganism that causes disease
  4. Infection
    A disease caused by the growth of pathogens in the body
  5. Tuberculosis
    A bacterial infection of the lungs that is spread through the air from one person to another
  6. Standard percautions
    Practices used by caregivers when providing care to a person, regardless of the person's condition or injury, to minimize the spread of pathogens carried in the body fluids
  7. Bloodborne pathogens
    A disease-causing microbe that is transmitted through contact with an infected person's blood
  8. Infection control
    Actions taken to control the spread of microbes that can cause disease
  9. Contaminated
    Soiled with pathogens
  10. Transmission-based precautions
    Practices used by caregivers to minimize the spread of  microbes when the person has a disease known to be transmitted in a specific way; includes airborne precautions, droplet precautions and contact precautions
  11. health care-assiciated infection or ((nosocomial infections
    An infection that a person gets while receiving care in a health care facitlyt
  12. Hepatitis
    Inflammation of the liver
  13. Body fluids
    Liquid or semi-liquid substances produced by and released from the body, such as blood, urine, feces, saliva, mucus, vomit, semen, vaginal secretions, breast mild, wound drainage, and sweat
  14. Occupational exposure
    Exposure to disease in the workplace
  15. Disinfectant
    A chemical used to kill microbes on an object or surface
  16. 1. When you take dirty linens to the laundry hamper you should:

    a. Shake them first

    b. Hold them away from your uniform

    c. Take only one sheet at a time to prevent contamination.

    d. Save steps by tossing them into the laundry hamper from  short distance.
    b. Hold them away from your uniform
  17. 2. What is the most important thing you can do to control the spread of microbes?

    a. Bag all contaminated linens.

    b. Wash your hands

    c. Always cover bedpans and urinals when carrying them from place to place.

    d. Eat a well-balanced diet and stay healthy
    b. Wash your hands
  18. 3. you should practice standard precautions:

    a. When you provide care for any person.

    b. Only when you provide care for people infected with HIV or HBV.

    c. Only when a person is in isolation.

    d. Only when you need to wash your hands.
    a. When you provide care for any person.
  19. 4.What is the one time when you must wear gloves?

    a. When you give someone a back rub

    b. When you cough or sneeze

    c. When you serve meal trays

    d. When you touch blood or other body fluids
    d. When you touch blood or other body fluids
  20. 5. If you have a cut of open sore on your hand, what must you do to protect yourself from infection?

    a. Avoid providing care for people with infections.

    b. Stay away from work until the wound heals.

    c. Wear gloves while providing care.

    d. Handle only clean items.
    c. Wear gloves while providing care.
  21. 6. Which of the following is a reason to place someone in isolation?

    a. The person has a contagious disease.

    b. The person had surgery

    c. The person is demanding and cannot get along with others.

    d. The person wants the privacy of a single room.
    a. The person has a contagious disease.

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