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Infection Control: Precautions, Prevention and Preparedness: Minimizing Risk of Infection in the Hearing Healthcare Workplace

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1.  Infection Control protocols:
  1. Need to be understood by nursing and physician staff
  2. Need to be understood only by the audiologist/dispenser
  3. Need to be understood by the office manager
  4. Need to be understood by all office staff
2.  Which is NOT a common route of disease transmission in the body:
  1. Eyes
  2. Fingernails
  3. Mouth
  4. Ears
3.  The most common means of cross-contamination and disease transmission is:
  1. Contact Transmission
  2. Droplet Transmission
  3. Vector Transmission
  4. Airborne Transmission
4.  Identify steps hearing professionals can take to guard against the spread of disease:
  1. Ask patients to wash/disinfect hands prior to being seen by the provider
  2. Use a separate receptacle to accept hearing aids from patients
  3. Ensure patient intake forms/interviews include questions regarding current health status (being treated for cough, cold, virus or infection.
  4. All of the above
5.  When is Cerumen considered an infectious agent?
  1. If the patient hasn’t cleaned their ears
  2. If it is contaminated with blood and mucus
  3. When the patient has an open wound
  4. it is never an infectious agent
6.  Infection Control is:
  1. Wearing a hazmat suit
  2. Limiting contact with patients
  3. Requiring patient proof of vaccinations
  4. Managing the risk of cross-contamination and spread of disease in the clinical environment
7.  Hand washing must occur:
  1. When cleaning instruments
  2. After glove removal
  3. Before and after each patient appointment
  4. All of the above
8.  What impact do face masks have on speech understanding?
  1. No negative impact
  2. Face masks act as a high pass filter
  3. Face masks act as a low pass filter attenuating high frequency speech
  4. None of the above
9.  Disinfecting is defined as:
  1. Removing the gross contamination
  2. Killing a percentage of germs using an EPA approved solution
  3. killing 100% of endospores
  4. Wearing PPE
10.  Identify ways to control the spread of disease in the work environment
  1. Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  2. Hand Hygiene
  3. Sterilizing Critical Instruments
  4. All of the above

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