C. difficile Prevention Test

Contact Isolation Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocol: Compliance Review

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Contact Isolation Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocol: Compliance Review

1. In the United States hospital-acquired infections afflict over 2 million patients and kill approximately 100,000 people annually
2. EVS staff should perform hand hygiene before putting on gloves and entering a patient room.
3. EVS staff should remove gloves just prior to exiting the patient room and perform hand hygiene immediately after exiting patient room. Never wear gloves from room to room.
4. Patients are put in isolation to prevent the spread of a disease.
5. EVS staff should prepare EPA-registered disinfecting solutions fresh daily for the open bucket method and open bucket disinfecting solutions should be changed frequently.
6. Disinfecting wipes should not be presoaked or re-dipped in the open bucket method. Avoid application methods that produce mist or vapor.
7. EVS staff should change flat mop heads after mopping every patient room.
8. How often should EVS staff change the disinfecting wipe?
A. When unable to achieve appropriate wet contact timeB. When visibly soiledC. Both of the above
9. How often should housekeeping equipment that is used to clean and disinfect a contact isolation room be cleaned?
A. WeeklyB. DailyC. After every contact isolation room
10. The disinfecting protocols for a C. difficile room call for usage of 1:10 dilution of bleach which signifies:
A. Each surface must be wiped 10 timesB. A mix of 1 part bleach and 9 parts waterC. A mix of 1 part bleach and 10 parts water

Contact Isolation Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocol: Compliance Review

11. The residue sometimes seen on the surfaces disinfected with bleach is:
A. Gross filthB. Salt. It can be simply wiped away with a clean damp clothC. Part of the surface that has been scraped off
12. The EPA-registered contact time for Clorox Healthcare (TM) Bleach Germicidal Wipes against C. difficile spores is ____ minutes:
A. 3 minutesB. 5 minutesC. 10 minutes
13. To achieve maximum wetness - and potency - with a wipe:
A. Wipe the surface until it has a deep, wet glareB. Wipe each surface one timeC. Wipe each surface until the wipe is crumpled in your hand
14. The appropriate cleaning pattern is dirtiest to cleanest and lowest to highest.
15. Where do you park your cleaning cart if a room is occupied?
A. Next to the patient's bedB. Outside the roomC. In the bathroom
16. When cleaning a contact isolation C. difficile room, full personal protective equipment, including protective gown, eyewear and gloves, is required:
17. Prior to entering an occupied contact isolation room:
A. Knock and announce myselfB. Don PPEC. Wash handsD. All of the above
18. The first step after entering a contact isolation room is to:
A. Begin disinfecting with a wipeB. Collect soiled linens and remove trashC. High dust
19. In discharge cleaning of a contact isolation C. difficile room, high dusting includes the following items: lights, vents, clock, pictures, curtain tracks, TV, etc.:/strong>
20. Cite two differences between occupied and discharge contact isolation room cleaning:

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