Just Clean Your Hands For Long-term care Homes - Housekeeping

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Just Clean Your Hands For Long-term care Homes - Housekeeping - Quiz

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. 

    How long should you rub your hands with alcohol based hand rubs (ABR)?

    • A.

      10 seconds.

    • B.

      15 seconds.

    • C.

      20 seconds.

    Correct Answer
    B. 15 seconds.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 15 seconds. This is the recommended duration for rubbing hands with alcohol-based hand rubs (ABR) according to guidelines from organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO). Rubbing hands with ABR for at least 15 seconds ensures sufficient contact time for the alcohol to effectively kill germs and pathogens on the hands.

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  • 2. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Alcohol based rubs.
    Explanation
    Alcohol-based rubs are the preferred method of hand hygiene because they are highly effective in killing a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria and viruses. They are convenient to use, require less time than hand washing with soap and water, and are less likely to cause skin irritation. Additionally, alcohol-based rubs can be used in situations where soap and water are not readily available, making them a practical option for maintaining hand hygiene in various settings.

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  • 3. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a & b. Before and after you put on or take off your gloves.
    Explanation
    It is important to wash your hands both before and after putting on or taking off gloves to maintain proper hygiene. Washing hands before wearing gloves helps to prevent any potential contaminants on the hands from transferring to the gloves and subsequently to surfaces or objects being touched. Washing hands after removing gloves helps to remove any potential contaminants that may have been on the gloves and prevent them from spreading to other surfaces or objects. Therefore, washing hands before and after using gloves is necessary for maintaining cleanliness and preventing the spread of germs.

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  • 4. 

    When do you have to change your gloves?

    • A.

      After you have finished all tasks with a single resident.

    • B.

      After you have finished all your morning work.

    • C.

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

    Correct Answer
    C. After each task so organisms are not spread by the gloves.
    Explanation
    It is important to change gloves after each task to prevent the spread of organisms. By changing gloves, any potential contamination from the previous task is eliminated, reducing the risk of cross-contamination. This practice is especially crucial in healthcare settings where infection control is paramount. Changing gloves after finishing all tasks with a single resident or after finishing all morning work may not be sufficient as it does not address the potential transfer of organisms between tasks.

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  • 5. 

    Do you need to clean your hands after you remove your gloves?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes.
    Explanation
    It is important to clean your hands after removing gloves because gloves can become contaminated with germs and bacteria. By removing the gloves without cleaning your hands, you risk transferring those germs to other surfaces or objects. Cleaning your hands thoroughly with soap and water or using hand sanitizer helps to ensure that any potential pathogens are eliminated, reducing the risk of spreading infection.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes.
    Explanation
    It is important to wash your hands before leaving the residents room and entering the hallway to prevent the spread of germs and infection. By washing your hands, you can remove any potential contaminants that you may have come into contact with in the residents room. This helps to maintain a clean and safe environment for both residents and staff in the hallway.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Washing with water that is too hot.

    • B.

      Wet hands.

    • C.

      Washing your hands too often.

    Correct Answer
    B. Wet hands.
    Explanation
    Wet hands can be a frequent cause of skin breakdown because prolonged exposure to moisture can weaken the skin's protective barrier, making it more susceptible to damage. When hands are constantly wet, the natural oils and moisture in the skin are stripped away, leading to dryness, cracking, and potential skin breakdown. Additionally, wet hands can also increase the risk of bacterial or fungal infections, further exacerbating skin issues. Therefore, maintaining dry hands and using moisturizers can help prevent skin breakdown.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Before Initial Patient/Patient Environment Contact, Before Aseptic Procedure, After Body Fluid Exposure Risk, After Patient/Patient Environment Contact
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the four moments of hand hygiene that should be followed. These moments are before initial patient/patient environment contact, before aseptic procedure, after body fluid exposure risk, and after patient/patient environment contact. These moments ensure that hands are properly cleaned at key points during patient care to prevent the spread of infections.

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