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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 - Regarding Categories of Patient Care Items, If the objects normally enter sterile tissue or the vascular system, they should be rendered sterile to prevent disease transmission and are called:
   Critical Items
   Semicritical Items
   Noncritical Items
   Environmental Surfaces

2 - Regarding Categories of Patient Care Items, the following are considered critical items:
   Scalpel blades
   Periodontal scalers
   Impression trays
   a & b only

3 - An example of an environmental surface is:
   A blood pressure cuff
   A wall
   A floor
   b & c only

4 - An example of Best Practices in sterilization monitoring is:
   Running monthly spore testing
   Using multiperimeter chemical monitors.
   Using chemical monitors only on the outside of sterile packs.
   Running instruments in the sterilizer without first placing them in packages

5 - The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (BODEX) requires:
   adoption of the most current State OSHA required procedures for worker protection.
   adoption of the most current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended Infection Control Practices for Dentistry as the guidelines for infection control.
   Infectious Diseases and Infectious Disease Control continuing education for license renewal.
   All of the above

6 - A way to insure that your staff is following good infection control guidelines is to:
   ask them what they learned at their last job.
   expect them to know what they are doing as they went to school for it.
   discuss procedures with staff and observe them during their sterile processing.
   leave staff to clean up so you can leave before they do.

7 - To protect your patients from transmission of infectious diseases from staff, follow:
   CDC Work Restrictions for Dental Healthcare Personnel
   CDC Immunizations for Dental Health-Care Personnel
   OSHA personal protective equipment law
   a & b only

8 - In order to maintain best practices for risk management for your practice.
   Follow CDC Dental Guidelines.
   Keep informed of new technology and procedures to enhance your best practices.
   Pick your continuing education courses carefully to get the best information.
   All of the above.

9 - A good visual aid for your patients to see is:
   A clutter free facility.
   The dirty instrument processing area.
   The equipment room.
   The break room.

10 - True or false: You cannot sterilize a patient care item if it has not been thoroughly cleaned.