When should a healthcare provider clean their hands?
before touching a patient
before clean/aseptic procedures
after touching a patient
all of the above
How long should you rub your hands together when applying an alcohol-based hand rub?
until your hands are dry
Which hand hygiene method is more effective at killing bacteria?
soap and water
alcohol based hand rub
What is the most common mode of transmission of pathogens?
bodily fluid exposure
Which of the following is a benefit of alcohol based hand rubs?
requires less time
more accessible than sinks
reduced bacterial count on hands
all are benefits of alcohol based hand rubs
Which hand hygiene method is less damaging to your skin?
Performing hand washing, antiseptic hand wash, alcohol-based hand rub, surgical hand hygiene/antisepsis. What is:
antiseptic hand wash
surgical hand hygiene
How long should you rub your hands together when washing with soap and water?
until they seem clean
According to the CDC, how should long should natural nails be kept?
any length is acceptable as long as they are natural
The use of gloves replaces the need for cleaning your hands
If a patient is diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis, what type of pathogen is causing their infection?
Which structure is visualized during indirect laryngoscopy?
all of the above
Which of the following patients will most commonly experience otalgia?
a bead in the ear
Epistaxis is a true emergency in which it is not uncommon for the patient to be admitted to the hospital and occasionally to the ICU.
Where is bleeding most commonly coming from in acute epistaxis?
the site of bleeding is most commonly unknown
middle portion of nasal cavity
posterior portion of nasal cavity
anterior portion of nasal cavity
Which of the following would most likely need informed consent before performing?
reduction of a pulseless dislocated ankle
complicated laceration through the muscle layer
reduction of an anterior shoulder dislocation
You should get informed consent for any procedure and this is a bad question that I don't know her answer to!! lol
How do we evaluate hemodynamic status in a patient with a nose bleed?
general appearance of patient
If a foreign body cannot be removed from the ear or nose of a patient and they are stable, it is NOT imperative that patient be immediately seen by an ENT physician.
You must ALWAYS order a CBC with differential if your patient has a fever (>100.5 oF), an erythematous pharynx with tonsilar exudate.