Just Clean Your Hands For Long-term care Homes

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Just Clean Your Hands For Long-term care Homes

DID YOU KNOW? - 220,000 incidents of Health Care Acquired Infections (HAI) results in 8,000 deaths per year? - 1 in 9 patients admitted to hospital develop HAI. - HAI is the 4th highest cause of death (behind Cancer, Heart Disease & Stroke). - Organisms can live up to 60 minutes on your hands. - Using the 4-Moments of Hand Hygiene CAN break the infection chain. - If Hand Hygiene improves by 20% the HAI's will decrease by 40%.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the most common way Health Care Acquired Infections (HAI) are transmitted in Nursing Homes?
    • A. 

      Ineffective hand hygiene.

    • B. 

      Ineffective housecleaning products.

    • C. 

      Visitors bring in infections to the residents.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      10 seconds.

    • B. 

      15 seconds.

    • C. 

      20 seconds.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following hand washing methods is the preferred method of hand hygiene?
    • A. 

      Soap & water.

    • B. 

      Rinsing with water.

    • C. 

      Alcohol based rubs.

  • 4. 
    When do you wash your hands when using gloves?
    • A. 

      Before you put your gloves on.

    • B. 

      After you take your gloves off.

    • C. 

      Both a & b. Before and after you put on or take off your gloves.

  • 5. 
    When do you have to change your gloves?
    • A. 

      After you have finished all tasks with a single resident.

    • B. 

      After you have finished your morning work.

    • C. 

      After each task so that organisms are not spread by the gloves.

  • 6. 
    Do you need to clean your hands after you remove your gloves?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

  • 7. 
    Do you need to wash your hands before leaving the residents room and entering the hallway?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

  • 8. 
    Direct Care is...
    • A. 

      Bathing, toileting, changing the resident's clothing.

    • B. 

      Toileting, changing the bed, giving mouth care.

    • C. 

      Turning the resident, incontinence care, bringing in a food tray.

  • 9. 
    When do the residents need to wash their hands?
    • A. 

      After they have finished their meal and are leaving the dining room.

    • B. 

      Before and after all shared activities.

    • C. 

      Before entering the dining room to have their meals.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    When must health care workers clean their hands?
    • A. 

      Before and after assisting with feeding.

    • B. 

      After contact with any body fluids.

    • C. 

      When entering and exiting the facility.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    Hands in gloves can become wet. A frequent cause of hand skin breakdown is...
    • A. 

      Washing with water that is too hot.

    • B. 

      Wet hands.

    • C. 

      Washing your hands too often.

  • 12. 
    There are 4-Moments of Hand Hygiene. What are they?
    • A. 

      Before Initial Patient/Patient Environment Contact, Before Wearing Gloves, After Wearing Gloves, After Patient/Patient Environment Contact

    • B. 

      Before Initial Patient/Patient Environment Contact, Before Aseptic Procedure, After Body Fluid Exposure Risk, After Patient/Patient Environment Contact

    • C. 

      Before Entering the Long-Term Care Home, Before Initial Patient/Patient Environment Contact, After Patient/Patient Environment Contact, After Leaving the Long-Term Care Home