Hand Hygiene Healthcare Quiz Questions

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Hand Hygiene Healthcare Quiz Questions

It's already known that washing your hands with liquid soap significantly decreases bacteria, vruses and germs. Foam washes are said not to be as effective as liquid or gel soaps. Hand washers are more likely to wash their hands too quickly and not thoroughly to use foam soap. If you would like to understand further about coronavirus and handwashing, you should complete this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Standard Precautions protect both healthcare personnel and patients from contact with infectious agents and should be used for all patients, all the time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes:
    • A. 

      Gloves - when hand contamination is anticipated.

    • B. 

      Masks and eye protection - when spashes may occur

    • C. 

      Gowns - when soiling of clothes may occur

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When should you practice hand hygiene?
    • A. 

      Both before and after having contact with a patient

    • B. 

      Only when you think your hands are dirty

    • C. 

      All the time

    • D. 

      Only when you think the patient is contaminated or dirt

  • 5. 
    If you touch a surface area in the exam room and do not touch the patient you do not have to practice hand hygiene.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Gloves are to be worn when hands may be contaminated with body fluids (blood, urine or non-intact skin).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Hand hygiene must be performed before placing gloves on and after glove removal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Many infections are transmitted on the hands of healthcare personnel and could be prevented by performing hand hygiene.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Gloves should be changed between patients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Your patient care practices send a powerful message and show your patients and co-workers that you are serious about their health.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False