Infection Control Principles in Physical Assessment Quiz

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Which skill involves auditory skills and selective listening during a physical assessment?

Auscultation

What is the single most important method of reducing infection during physical assessments?

Hand hygiene

What should be the first step in a physical examination?

Inspection

When should personal protective equipment be used during a physical assessment?

When appropriate

What is an essential element of conducting a physical assessment to maintain infection control principles?

Hand hygiene

What should nurses routinely ask patients about to protect them from exposure to latex?

Latex allergies

What should be the first step in a physical examination according to the text?

Inspection

Which of the following methods is NOT considered a basic technique used when performing a physical assessment?

Olfaction

What is the primary factor that determines the position of the patient during a physical examination?

The condition and comfort of the patient

What is the single most important method of reducing infection during physical assessments?

Practicing hand hygiene

What should nurses routinely ask patients about to protect them from exposure to latex?

Allergies to latex

Which of the following items is NOT included in the use of personal protective equipment according to standard precautions for physical assessments?

Goggles

During a physical assessment, what does palpation involve?

Use of touch when performing an assessment

When is it necessary to ensure that patient care equipment is cleaned or reprocessed adequately according to the text?

When it is contaminated with blood or body fluids

Which method involves auditory skills and concentration during a physical assessment?

Percussion

Who may develop allergies to latex products according to the text?

Both health care professionals and patients

What is the safest and most accurate route for measuring body temperature?

Oral

How is the heart rate most commonly assessed?

By palpation of the pulse

What does respiratory rate involve during a physical assessment?

Counting the number of breaths per minute

What is the general appearance of the patient used to assess during initial observations?

Gait and posture

Which route is NOT considered for measuring body temperature?

Oral

What are considered baseline indicators of the health status of the patient?

Vital signs, pain assessment, and height and weight

When is body temperature measured in Celsius or Fahrenheit?

During initial observations

What are additional factors to assess during initial observations?

Nutritional status and body symmetry

What is the most common method for assessing body temperature?

Tympanic thermometer

Which assessment should be conducted when the patient is unaware of the evaluation?

Respiratory rate assessment

Test your knowledge of infection control principles in physical assessment, including the importance of hand hygiene and the use of personal protective equipment. Learn about standard precautions and the proper cleaning of patient care equipment to reduce the risk of infections.

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