Hand Hygiene Quizzes & Trivia

"This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands." Remember that song? If you don't, then let me tell you. It's actually a song that teaches kids the importance of hygiene. How about you? Do you think you know enough about hand hygiene? How often do you wash your hands? Do you think you are doing enough to clean your hands?

Aside from washing with soap and water, what other practices do you do? Did you know that more than eighty percent of common infections are spread by hands? Yikes! All hands on deck! Get ready for our quizzes on hand hygiene. You can do it by yourself or you can ask someone to lend you a hand. Just make sure it’s clean though!

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Hand Hygiene Questions and Answers


  • What is the primary purpose of hand hygiene?
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  • To remove all bacteria when washing hands, you should scrub/rub all surfaces of your hands for a minimum of:
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  • If your hands are visibly soiled, what method will you use to clean your hands?
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  • Standard Precautions protect both healthcare personnel and patients from contact with infectious agents and should be used for all patients, all the time.
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  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes:
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  • Standard Precautions include hand hygiene (hand washing with soap and water or use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer) before and after patient contact and after contact with the immediate patient care environment, even if gloves are worn.
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  • Why is cleaning your hands between patients important?
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  • Healthcare workers are exposed to germs on their hands by doing the following:
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  • What reasons do healthcare workers cite as being problematic to washing hands with soap and water (mark all that apply)
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