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
  • Sneezing
  • Semen
  • Bodily fluids
Whose responsible for preventing bloodborne pathogen exposure at work?
  • The employee
  • The employer
  • The employee's immediate supervisor
  • All of the above
What is a 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
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 is the bloodborne disease that causes AIDS?
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
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
Which of the following is NOT a way to get Hepatitis C?
  • Contaminated food
  • Sharing Needles
  • Blood Donation
  • Open wound
Which is an example of practicing Universal Precautions?
  • Use PPE when interacting with any patient, regardless of whether or not they are known to have an infection
  • Use PPE only when interacting with patients who have laboratory evidence of infection
  • Use PPE only when interacting with patients who are suspected of having an infection
  • Use PPE only when interacting with patients who have bodily fluids on them
What can affect the protection provided by PPE?
  • Correct fit
  • Damaged condition
  • Inaccessible storage
  • All of the above
When do you need to replace sharps containers?
  • 1/4 full
  • 1/2 full
  • 3/4 full
  • 100% full
Where do sharps containers should be located?
  • At all entrances and exits
  • In every patient room and drawing station
  • At nurses' stations
  • in the cafeteria
Which is not an example of a bloodborne pathogen engineering control?
  • Disposable gloves
  • An autoclave
  • Self-sheathing needles
  • Splash guards
OPIM is an acronym for what?
  • Other potentially infectious materials
  • Other Pathogen infected men
  • Other potentially infected men
  • Other persons infected marginally
Which is the following is NOT considered a bloodborne pathogen?
  • Malaria
  • Babesiosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Leptospirosis
What is the body fluid found in tissues around the abdomen?
  • Pleural Fluids
  • Pericardial fluid
  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Peritoneal fluid
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
Biohazard signs on laboratory doors must identify all of the following except:
  • Name of the infectious agent
  • The details of the work going on in that laboratory
  • The name of the principal investigator or other responsible parties
  • Any special entrance requirements