The greatest risk of infection from a needle stick is from:
Which of the following is not considered personal protective equipment? Thoroughly reviewed throughout pages
Instruments should be packaged before sterilization to:
Disinfecting agents for environmental surfaces should:
The letters CDC stand for:
Handwashing technique includes the use of:
Dental personnel are potentially exposed to:
When recapping an anesthetic needle, it is BEST to:
Steam sterilization under pressure can be achieved with:
Gloves must be worn when there is the potential for contacting:
Which of the following statements is true?
What must be right after exposure?
Proper spore testing verification can be accomplished by:
Universal precautions are strategies used to _____________ the risk of transmission of pathogens in the health-care setting.
Counter tops and unit surfaces should be cleaned using 2x2 or 4x4 soaked in disinfectant and decontaminant cleaner, wipe all counter tops using “spray, wipe, spray technique” , never allow the gauze to go back over a previously cleared area.
When should face masks be changed?
When using universal precautions, _____________ infection control procedures are used for all patients.
What is the water temperature that should be used when washing hands?
Clean and disinfect all dental impressions immediately after removal from the patient’s mouth.
The average risk of HIV infection after a needle stick exposure to HIV-infected blood is:
Dental unit waterlines will be flushed for how long between patients?
Face shields may be worn:
All patients must be treated equally regardless of physical condition. A patient with a communicable disease is treated with more caution.
The guidelines for infection control standard are set by:
What is the most important means of preventing disease transmission?
Handwashing is not necessary when taking intra-oral dental radiographs because gloves are always worn.