BBP Practice Test and Answers

This practice test includes 20 multiple-choice questions about Bloodborne Pathogens. The questions and answers are based on our study guides and coursework that adhere to the most recent guidelines. While the exact questions might not appear on the official certification exam, they can be used as a guide to study for the certification exam.

Sampling of 20 questions found on BBP Certification Exam

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Which of the following is NOT a transmission way of Bloodborne Pathogens in the workplace?
  • Blood
  • Semen
  • Sneezing
  • Bodily fluids
What is secondary transmission?
  • When an HCP is infected with a bloodborne pathogen and then passes it to another person
  • When an infected needle sticks two HCPs
  • The care provided for an HCP following infection
  • Treating all body fluids as infectious materials
If you're a healthcare provider, what is the best way to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens while giving medical care?
  • Using personal protective equipment.
  • Not touching the victim.
  • Wearing a pocket mask
  • Wearing any type of gloves
Which of the following is an example of a bloodborne pathogen exposure incident?
  • Slipping on a wet floor
  • An allergic reaction to latex gloves
  • A patient falling out of bed
  • Unanticipated contact with blood
What type of bloodborne pathogens carries the greatest risk if exposed?
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • All of the above
What exposure incident is most likely to result in the transmission of a bloodborne pathogen?
  • A needle-stick injury
  • Being in a room with an HIV-infected patient without wearing a face mask
  • Splashing of blood or other bodily fluids into the eyes or other mucous membranes
  • Blood or other bodily fluids coming in contact with intact skin
What is the bloodborne disease that causes AIDS?
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
What is the best way to protect yourself against HIV?
  • Get yourself vaccinated for HIV
  • Use birth control pills
  • Use a latex condom during sexual intercourse
  • B and C
HBV can survive in dried blood for how long?
  • One hour
  • One day
  • Up to a week
  • Up to a month
Which bloodborne pathogen infection is preventable through vaccination?
  • HIV
  • HBV
  • HCV
  • Common cold
Following percutaneous exposure to HCV, there is:
  • 100% chance of infection
  • 60% chance of infection
  • 40% chance of infection
  • Less than a 2% chance of infection
Universal precautions are designed to
  • Protect the victims and rescuers from potentially infectious bodily fluids
  • Stop the spread of infections like hepatitis B and C
  • Establish a standard of care in regard to the use of protective materials such as gloves and masks
  • All of the above
What is the importance of Personal protective equipment (PPE)?
  • Preventing medical equipment from getting wet out in the medical field
  • Keeping personal property safe from theft
  • Preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • Keeps blood vials safe from contamination
Which is not acceptable for personal protection equipment?
  • Gloves
  • Lab coat
  • Personal eyeglasses
  • Face masks
What must healthcare providers do after removing and discarding used PPE?
  • Restock supplies
  • Wash hands
  • Document care provided
  • Rest
What is the best type of glove to use when providing care if you are allergic to latex?
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Latex gloves
  • Disposable gloves
  • Rubber gloves
What PPE must be worn when cleaning blood or bodily fluids?
  • Eye protection and rubber gloves
  • Eye protection, rubber gloves, and a mask
  • Eye protection, rubber gloves, a mask, and a gown
  • No PPE since it is not infectious blood or body fluid
What is the appropriate way to dispose of a used needle?
  • Recap it
  • Deposit it into a sharps container
  • Bend or break it so that others know it has been used
  • None of the above
When do you need to replace sharps containers?
  • 1/4 full
  • 1/2 full
  • 3/4 full
  • 100% full
Which is not an example of a bloodborne pathogen engineering control?
  • Disposable gloves
  • An autoclave
  • Self-sheathing needles
  • Splash guards