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Core Mandatory Part 1 Prophecy

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Prophecy Core Mandatory Part 1 Answers

1. Hazards associated with compressed gases include:
a. Oxygen displacement
b. Explosions
c. Toxic gas exposures
d. All of the above

2. Which of the following statements regarding the use of gloves is correct?
a. You do not need to wash your hands before putting on gloves
b. Turn gloves inside out when removing them
c. It is acceptable to reuse gloves if you wash them first
d. It is acceptable to wear multiple layers of gloves and peel off each layer
between tasks

3. If a person is injured at the hospital during a natural disaster, a correct
action to take is:
a. Turn a person with a head injury onto his or her back
b. Use a wheelchair or a stretcher to take the person to the Emergency
Department for treatment
c. Report the accident only if the person had to go to the Emergency Department
d. Try to move the person yourself

4. Before you use a chemical product, you must know certain important
information about it. Which of the choices below is information you do NOT
need to know?
a. Proper use of the product
b. What chemicals the product contains
c. Treatment if accidentally exposed to it
d. Precautions for safe handling

5. Healthcare workers who must comply with HIPAA privacy requirements
a. Doctors, nurses, and others providing direct patient care
b. Environmental Services staff
c. Engineering staff
d. All of the above


6. Which of the following is NOT required on a chemical label?
a. A signal word
b. Your facility’s name
c. A hazard statement
d. A pictogram

7. The acronym P.A.S.S. is used to help remember:
a. How to use a fire extinguisher
b. How to evacuate patients
c. How to spread the word about a fire
d. None of the above

8. When lifting something off the ground, which part of your body should you
always use?
a. Back
b. Abdominals
c. Arms
d. Legs

9. Which of the following statements regarding electrical safety is correct?
a. Do not roll equipment over electrical cords because it can damage the cord
b. It is acceptable to use a plug with a loose or broken pin as long as the
device works
c. Adaptors that convert three-pin plugs to two-pin plugs are safe to use
d. Equipment should be unplugged by pulling the cord, not the plug

10. Placing a patient on Contact Precautions means that everyone must:
a. Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gowns and
b. Wear a respirator
c. Care for the patient in an airborne infection isolation room (AIIR)
d. All of the above:

11. When mobilizing a weak or unsteady patient, which technique(s) should
you consider?
a. Using a transfer belt (gait belt)
b. Using a mechanical lift, roller board, sliding board, flexible patient mover,
or sling
c. Having an assistant help you
d. All of the above

12. Which of the following would be considered an internal disaster rather
than an external one?
a. Earthquake
b. Hurricane
c. Flood
d. Bomb threat

13. In the event of an earthquake, which of the following should never be
a. Moving all patients to a central area
b. Closing all curtains and shades in the central area
c. Closing all doors to the central area
d. Using candles for illumination

14. When working with or near radiation, which of the following statements
is incorrect?
a. If you cannot locate your badge monitor, you should borrow one from your
b. A 0.5-mm thick lead apron reduces scattered radiation by approximately
10 times
c. Doubling the distance between a person and the radiation source reduces
the radiation exposure by a factor of 4
d. Before you attempt a procedure, think ahead how you will accomplish

15. When moving a patient from bed to wheelchair, which technique should
you avoid at all times?
a. Bending at your knees to lower the patient to the chair
b. Having the patient hold onto your neck or shoulders
c. Placing yourself in front of the patient and blocking the patient’s leg
closest to the chair with your foot and leg
d. Positioning the wheelchair at a slight angle close to the bed

16. If patients need to be evacuated, it should be in this order:
a. Ambulatory patients, then wheelchair patients, then bedfast patients
b. Whichever patients you can get to first
c. Ambulatory patients, then bedfast patients, then wheelchair patients
d. Bedfast patients, then wheelchair patients, then ambulatory patients

17. Under the Safe Medical Devices Act, your responsibility as a healthcare
worker is to:
a. Return the device to the company vendor
b. Remove the suspected device from service
c. Clean the device in question
d. Immediately throw away any disposable and reusable equipment, accessories, and packaging related to the incident

18. Which of the following would be considered part of a healthcare worker’s
role in the event of an emergency involving a biologic or chemical exposure?
a. Recognizing an illness or injury as potentially resulting from exposure to
a biologic, chemical, or radiologic agent
b. Instituting appropriate steps to limit the spread of an infection
c. Reporting identified cases or events to the public health system
d. All of the above

19. Under HIPAA, patients have the right to do all of the following EXCEPT:
a. Alter their medical records themselves
b. Request their medical records
c. Know the identities of those who have accessed their medical records
d. Inspect their medical records

20. Which of the following is true about chemical exposure?
a. Exposure to hazardous chemicals cannot affect existing medical conditions
b. Effects of chemical exposure can take years to develop
c. It is impossible to ingest hazardous chemicals by smoking
d. Health hazards caused by chemicals can affect only the eyes, skin, and
mucous membranes

21. The activity that puts the most continuous pressure on the lumbar region
of your lower back is:
a. Standing
b. Pushing
c. Lifting
d. Sitting

22. Which of the following could compromise a patient’s Protected Health
Information (PHI)?
a. Using a computer with an encrypted (protected) hard drive
b. Using a computer with a secured network
c. Putting printed records that are no longer needed into the trash
d. Two caregivers speaking one-on-one in a private area

23. It is a requirement under HIPAA that:
a. All patients have a secret code number to remain anonymous
b. All patients receive a copy of their health record before discharge
c. All patients are informed to turn cell phones off to protect their identity
d. All patients receive a copy of a healthcare organization’s Notice of Privacy

24. According to labeling guidelines, only two “Signal Words” can appear on
a label. One is Danger and the other is:
a. Warning
b. Toxic
c. Explosive
d. Flammable

25. In the event of a fire, you should never:
a. Close doors in the immediate area of the fire
b. Place a blanket under a door
c. Pick up and run with burning articles
d. Shut off unnecessary electrical equipment


26. The Safety Data Sheet (SDS), formerly called MSDS, provides details on:
a. Chemical and physical dangers
b. Safety procedures
c. Emergency response techniques
d. All of the above

27. When moving a patient, what should you always avoid doing?
a. Twisting your body
b. Keeping your abdominal muscles contracted
c. Pivoting on the balls of your feet
d. Pushing up from your knees

28. Which of the following statements regarding sharps is correct?
a. Never bend or break needles after use
b. Sharps disposal containers should be sealed and removed only when
completely full
c. You can carry a used sharp in a pocket if it is capped
d. Always recap contaminated needles

29. In the event of a fire, which are the correct steps to take?
a. R.A.C.E. – Rescue the patients in danger; Activate the alarm; Confine the
fire; Extinguish the fire if possible
b. C.A.R.E. – Confine the fire; Activate the alarm; Rescue the patients in
danger; Extinguish the fire if possible
c. A.C.R.E. – Activate the alarm; Confine the fire; Rescue the patients in
danger; Extinguish the fire if possible
d. None of the above

30. Standard precautions require that:
a. You wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times
b. You treat all blood and body fluids as potentially infectious
c. All of your coworkers should consider themselves at risk for the disease
d. You do not need to take special precautions

31. You may disclose a patient’s Protected Health Information (PHI) without
the patient’s consent for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
a. For payment purposes
b. At the request of a family member
c. When required by law
d. For medical treatment

32. The single most important practice in preventing infection is:
a. Using engineering controls
b. Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
c. Hand-washing
d. Eating or drinking in the cafeteria only

33. According to The Joint Commission, an effective emergency management plan includes four key principles: Mitigation, Preparation, Response, and
a. Evacuation
b. Recovery
c. Rescue
d. Communication

34. If you discover a person on fire:
a. Keep the person’s clothing on once the fire is out
b. Wrap the person in a blanket and pat the fire area
c. Help the person run from the building
d. Fan the flames to help put them out

35. In the event of a telephone bomb threat, you should:
a. Record, as near as possible, everything the caller says
b. Immediately hang up on the caller
c. Transfer the caller to Administration
d. Transfer the caller to Security

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