IAHCSMM Chapter 6

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2 Million

Each year, approximately _ ______ patients develop a Healthcare-associated infection

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They harbor bacteria

Watches and other jewelry should not be worn in the Central Service department work areas because:

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15 seconds

During handwashing, hands should be lathered and scrubbed for at least:

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Fluid-Resistant Gowns

To protect themselves from splashes and spills, Central Service Technicians assigned to the decontamination area should wear:

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Treat all patients as infectious

The main theory of Standard Precautions is that:

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Keep biohazard areas locked

Which of the following is NOT a requirement of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard?

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OSHA

Following Standard Precautions protocols is required by:

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Anyone entering the Central Service department

Departmental dress codes apply to:

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Fomites

Inanimate objects that can transmit bacteria are called:

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Wet-mopped daily

Floors in the Central Service department should be:

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Asepsis

The absence of microorganisms that cause disease is called:

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The principles of asepsis

Know what is dirty, know what is clean, know what is sterile, keep the three conditions separate, and remedy contamination Immediately are:

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Red/Orange

What color should biohazard labels/signs be?

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10 air exchanges per hour

The decontamination area of the Central Service department should have:

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Restricted

Which of these traffic control/dress code requirements applies to the Operating Room?

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Central Service Technicians change from their street clothes into clean attire before entering their work area.

CST work in a controlled environment. They help maintain that environment by removing street clothes that may carry contaminants and changing into facility-issued scrubs. They wear hair covers and follow specific dress codes to reduce the amount of microorganisms introduced into the work area.

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Before beginning work

CST remove watches and other jewelry before beginning work.,Watches and other jewelry can harbor microorganisms that could be transmitted into or out of the Central Service areas.

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Central Service Technicians wear PPE in the Decontamination area

PPE is designed to protect workers in biohazard areas from bloodborne pathogen exposures that may occur as they handle contaminated items.

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Food and Beverages are not allowed in Central Service work areas.

CST should not eat or drink in their area for several reasons: Beverages may spill and contaminate items, Food & Beverages may attract insects, CST hands may get soiled and they may transmit bacteria.

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Floors in the CS Department should be wet-mopped daily. They should never be swept or dust-mopped.

Because those processes cause dust to rise and it may be re-deposited on items in the area. Floors in the Central Service should be wet-mopped at least daily.