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  The Quiz:

For a score of at least 70% (seven out of ten) you will be issued one hour of CE credit through the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA). There is a $20.00 processing fee for AzDA members and $40 for Non-AzDA members for each test submitted. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Arizona Dental Foundation for its charitable dental events. All tests will be handled confidentially. AzDA is a Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider conducted under the auspices of the American Dental Association.
 
1 - Aseptic technique is the first line of defense against infection.
   True
   False
   

2 - Which of the following statements is not true?
   Aseptic technique is the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms.
   Every single patient care item in the dental office must be sterilized before reuse.
   Surgical asepsis refers to the process of rendering and keeping objects and areas free of all microorganisms.
   Medical asepsis, through a clean environment, is the state of being free of pathogenic organisms.

3 - Which patient care items must be sterilized between each patient use?
   Dental chairs
   Clinical counter tops
   Periosteal elevators
   Blood pressure cuffs

4 - Which patient care items are considered to carry the highest risk of disease transmission, patient to patient?
   Dental chairs
   Clinical counter tops
   Blood pressure cuffs
   Periosteal elevators

5 - 5. Cleaning patient care items is:
   The first step in processing items for reuse.
   Is not necessary if you are going to disinfect them.
   Is not necessary if you are going to sterilize them.
   An unnecessary step.

6 - Using which of the following can prove safe and effective and improve employee time management?
   Washer/disinfectors
   Washing instruments by hand
   Cassettes and tubs
   a and c only

7 - Storage of sterile items include:
   keeping the items in a wrapped pack.
   placement in enclosed storage under sinks.
   inspection of packaging to verify barrier integrity and dryness.
   a and c only

8 - If a package of sterile items is compromised, it:
   Should be recleaned and packaged in new wrap.
   Should be sterilized again.
   Can be used for a procedure; just donít let it happen again.
   a and b only

9 - According to reports at The Fifth Decennial international conference on healthcare-associated infections, dental healthcare workers can no longer use alcohol-based hand hygiene products, as they are ineffective against Clostridium difficile.
   True
   False
   

10 - When packaging instruments for sterilization, you should:
   Place a chemical indicator inside each package
   Date the package and indicate which sterilizer was used in case of sterilizer failure
   Mark when the packaging will expire
   a and b only





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