Learn About Importance Of Hand Hygiene

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Learn About Importance Of Hand Hygiene

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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. 
    • 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