Learn About Importance Of Hand Hygiene

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Learn About Importance Of Hand Hygiene

Do you know about handwashing and hygiene enough and can pass this quiz? Handwashing with soap and water is an essential weapon against germs than most people know. It works because you are physically removing germs from the hands. The soap busts open the agent and breaks it apart. To test your knowledge of coronavirus hand washing and hygiene, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is cleaning your hands between patients important?
    • A. 

      Many studies have shown that the bacteria that cause nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections are most frequently spread from one patient to another on the hands of healthcare workers.

    • B. 

      So you are in compliance with HIPPA regulations.

    • C. 

      To assure that you appear professional when working with residents.

  • 2. 
    Healthcare workers are exposed to germs on their hands by doing the following:
    • A. 

      Pulling patients up in bed

    • B. 

      Taking a blood pressure or pulse

    • C. 

      Touching a patients hand

    • D. 

      Touching equipment like bedside rails, over-bed tables, IV pumps

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What reasons do healthcare workers cite as being problematic to washing hands with soap and water (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Inconvenient

    • B. 

      Time-consuming

    • C. 

      Causes skin irritation

    • D. 

      Causes skin dryness

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    When compared to traditional soap and water handwashing, alcohol handrubs are more effective in reducing the number of germs on hands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When should you wash your hands with soap and water? (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Your hands are visibly dirty

    • B. 

      Between patients

    • C. 

      Your hands are visibly contaminated with blood or body fluids

    • D. 

      Before and after eating

    • E. 

      After using the restroom

  • 6. 
    How long should you scrub your hands together for when washing with soap and water?
    • A. 

      5 seconds

    • B. 

      10 seconds

    • C. 

      15 seconds

    • D. 

      2 minutes

    • E. 

      Just long enough to get the suds off

  • 7. 
    Assuming your hands are not visibly soiled or contaminated with blood or body fluids, when should you use an alcohol-based handrub? (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Before having direct contact with patients

    • B. 

      After having direct contact with a patients skin

    • C. 

      After having contact with body fluids or wounds or broken skin

    • D. 

      After touching equipment or furniture near the patient

    • E. 

      After using the restroom

  • 8. 
    When using an alcohol-based handrub, after you've applied the rub, how long should it take of rubbing your hands together before your hands feel dry?
    • A. 

      5 seconds

    • B. 

      10 seconds

    • C. 

      15 seconds

    • D. 

      2 minutes

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