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JPO Self-Assessment Examination

Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: July 2018 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 130-131
doi: 10.1097/JPO.0000000000000200
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  1. Read the article on pages 124–129.
  2. Complete the examination.
  3. Submit your completed examination to the Academy per the directions on the next page.


The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to use complete sentences. All questions refer to the article, The Control of Infectious Disease in Orthotics Prosthetics, Ashley Muller, MS, and Goeran Fiedler, PhD


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JPO Quiz – The Control of Infectious Disease in Orthotics Prosthetics, Ashley Muller, MS, and Goeran Fiedler, PhD

  1. [Select the correct response.] What is the challenge when researching the topic of infection control as it pertains to orthotics and prosthetics?
    1. Overabundance of information
    2. Conflicting data
    3. Limited information
    4. Lack of interest
  2. (True or False)_________ The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has no health and safety standards in place specific to orthotics and prosthetics health care facilities.
  3. [Select the correct response.] Who in an O&P facility is responsible for developing written procedures designed to prevent and control infection within the workplace?
    1. IFC
    2. CCI
    3. CIC
    4. ICC
  4. [Select the correct response.] What documentation is required by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) in order for a facility to be accredited?
    1. Cross-contamination prevention protocol
    2. Storage procedures
    3. Universal precautions protocol
    4. All of the above
  5. (True or False)__________ There is specific language to be followed by all ABC-accredited facilities regarding infection control and each facility is bound by this set of regulations.
  6. [Select the correct response.] What is an example of device contamination in an O&P patient?
    1. Dust
    2. Resin
    3. Biofilm
    4. Dander
  7. [Select the correct response.] In what form does the spread of infection generally exist?
    1. Bloodborne pathogens and sarcomas
    2. Fungal infections and bloodborne pathogens
    3. Feral infections and bloodborne infections
    4. Genetic predisposition and fungal infections
  8. [Select the correct response.] What contagious diseases are prevalent in the device of a diabetic patient?
    1. Fungal and yeast infections
    2. Adenovirus and edecovirus
    3. Free range infections and parainfluenza
    4. None of the above
  9. [Select the correct response.] What is the term used to describe a contaminated inanimate object?
    1. Formite
    2. Forlite
    3. Fomite
    4. Folate
  10. [Select the correct response.] What items used in everyday O&P practice can pose a risk for contamination?
    1. Goniometers and M/L sticks
    2. Casting liners and Brannock devices
    3. Measuring tapes
    4. All of the above
  11. [Select the correct response.] Which main active ingredient in a liquid chemical sterilant or high-level disinfectant has not been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a cleaning agent?
    1. Sporicide
    2. Dextromythoculate
    3. Antibiotic ampusoles
    4. Alcohol
  12. (True or False)_________ The presence of a designated infection control coordinator in an O&P facility has a positive impact on awareness of infection control practices.

Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and score a minimum of 80 percent to earn two MCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($20 for Academy members, $50 nonmembers) to: American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 760, Bethesda, MD 20814. The examination must be received by the Academy within three years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.

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