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Exercises for Part 5

1. The purpose of isolating a patient from other patients is to:

a. Help prevent the spread of communicable disease.
b. Control irrational outbursts on the part of the patient.
c. Reduce the risk of psychological reactions on the part of fellow patients.
d. Punish the patient.

2. Which of the following is a proper isolation technique?

a. There should not be an anteroom between the isolation room and the hall.
b. Ventilation of air within the room should be kept to under three air changes per 24-hour period.
c. The use of portable commodes is preferred over private toilet facilities adjoining the isolation room.
d. Window fans can be used to help control airflow in isolation rooms with inadequate ventilation.

3. In which of the following situations would you probably wear a sterile gown rather than a regular freshly laundered gown?

a. Caring for a person in protective isolation.
b. Caring for a person in respiratory isolation.
c. Caring for a person in strict isolation.

4. You are giving care to a person in isolation. Your gloves have come into contact with drainage from a wound. Should you change your gloves before you continue to administer care to the patient?

a. Yes.
b. No.

5. Sheets (not disposable) from an isolation room are to be double-bagged. Which one of the following is preferred?

a. The outer bag should be soluble in hot water.
b. The inner bag should be soluble in hot water.
c. Both bags should be soluble in hot water.
d. Neither bag should be soluble in hot water.

6. Which one of the following is not part of the terminal cleaning procedures for an isolation room?

a. Returning drainage bottles to Central Supply.
b. Discarding all disposable items into a paper bag.
c. Washing grossly soiled areas or walls with a germicidal detergent solution.
d. Washing mattress covers with a germicidal detergent solution.

Answers to Exercises for Part 5

1. a
2. d
3. a
4. a
5. b
6. b

 

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015