Infection Control

This course will cover the basic principals of infection control

Concepts of Microbiology

True or False

  • Cocci are bacteria that are round and spherical in shape.
  • Parasitic microorganisms are classified as fungi.
  • Bacteria that is rod shaped are called spirilla.
  • Infection and disease are caused by microorganisms called pathogens.
  • Any patient should be considered a source of infection.
  • OSHA set the rules for standard precautions.
  • Gas or steam under pressure can be used to sterilize objects.
  • Washing your hands is considered sterile technique.
  • Viruses cannot reproduce unless they are within another cell.

Handwashing

Place in the correct order

  • Turns on water
  • Wets hands thoroughly with fingertips pointing downward
  • Applies soap to hands and wrists
  • Lathers all surfaces of hands, wrists, and fingers producing friction for at least 15 seconds
  • Clean fingernails by rubbing fingertips against palms of the opposite hand
  • Rinses all surfaces of wrists, hands, and fingers keeping them lower than the elbow
  • Uses clean, dry paper towel to dry all surfaces of hands, wrists, and fingers
  • Uses clean, dry paper towel to turn off faucet
  • Disposes of used pater towels in the wastebasket immediately after shutting off faucet