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