Theory Final

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Theory Final
2010-12-14 17:14:52
Exposure Control

Exposure Control—Barriers for Patient and Clinician
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  1. what are the 4 types of handwashing?
    • antiseptic
    • routine handwash
    • antiseptic hand rub
    • surgical antisepsis
  2. when is an antiseptic handwash used?
    mornin and night
  3. when is a routine handwash used? (5)
    • before and after gloving
    • before and after lunch
    • before and after bathroom
    • if gloves become torn
    • if hands become contaminated
    • (remember when we used to worry about washing our hands haha)
  4. when is an antiseptic hand rub used?
    during the same pt appt
  5. what is the procedure for an surgical antisepsis handwash?
    5 min each arm, wash up to elbows and dry with sterile towel
  6. what order do you place your PPE?
    • mask
    • glasses
    • wash hands
    • glove
  7. what is the protocol for gloving?
    • mask and eyewear
    • wash hands
    • glove
    • avoid contamination
    • compromised glove
    • remove
    • wash hands
    • reglove
  8. what is the time limit on gloves?
    1 hour
  9. how should gloves be stored?
    cool dark place
  10. what chemical agents used would cause gloves to break down?
    petroleum and alcohol
  11. who must wear eye protection
    patient and clinician
  12. how do you remove your mask?
    from the sides grasp with pinky
  13. what is the time limit on wearing your mask
    1 hour (so our one appoint you wear up to 3 masks!!)
  14. what are the six elements of the chain of disease?
    • infectious agent
    • reservoirs
    • port of exit
    • transmission
    • port of entry
    • susceptible host
  15. what is the 6 step procedure to follow after an exposure incident?
    • wash wound immediately w/soap and water
    • flush nose, mouth, eyes or skin with clear saline or sterile irrigant
    • report to designated official
    • complete incident report as required
    • follow clinic procedures
    • post exposure policies must follow guidelines by US public health services
  16. what type of bacteria do you come in contact with and you want to wash off? Why?
    transient bacteria-could cause infection if skin has a break
  17. what is the normal bacteria on the skin that can be altered but can also be exfoliated?
    resident bacteria
  18. t/f transient bacteria can become resident