Hand Hygiene Awareness Test

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 55

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Hand Hygiene Awareness Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A general term that applies to either hand washing, antiseptic hand wash, antiseptic hand rub, or surgical hand antisepsis.
  • 2. 
    What is the hospital target rate % for hand hygiene compliance?
  • 3. 
    What is the December 2020 hand hygiene compliance rate % in ED?
  • 4. 
    How many seconds when doing hand washing?
  • 5. 
    How many seconds when doing hand rubbing?
  • 6. 
    What is the primary purpose of hand hygiene?
    • A. 

      To reduce microorganism on the hands

    • B. 

      To maintain skin integrity

    • C. 

      To prevent the spread of infection

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Alcohol hand rubs can be used when hands are visibly soiled?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    What are the 5 moments of hand hygiene. Select all that apply
    • A. 

      Before patient contact

    • B. 

      After using gloves

    • C. 

      Before aseptic procedures

    • D. 

      After patient contact

    • E. 

      After exposure to body fluids

    • F. 

      After going to the washroom

    • G. 

      After touching patients surroundings

  • 10. 
    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 Hand Hygiene regulations.

    • C. 

      To assure that you appear professional when working 

  • 11. 
    Healthcare workers are exposed to germs on their hands by doing the following:
    • A. 

      Pulling patients up in bed

    • B. 

      Touching a patients hand

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Touching body fluids or specimens

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is the FIRST priority in preventing infections when providing care for a client?
    • A. 

      Handwashing

    • B. 

      Wearing gloves

    • C. 

      Using a barrier between client’s furniture and nurse’s bag

    • D. 

      Wearing gowns and goggles

  • 13. 
    What are we trying to reduce or eliminate when we are doing handwashing?
    • A. 

      Viruses

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Who is the MWEL Infection Control Officer (First & Last Name)
  • 15. 
    No need to perform hand hygiene after removal of gloves?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Any laboratory specimen shall be placed in a container that prevents leakage during collection, handling, processing, storage, transport, or shipping and shall be labelled with biohazard symbol. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Disposable gloves shall not be reused nor washed for subsequent reuse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Standard Precautions can be defined as means of precautions to reduce the risk of transmission of micro-organisms from both recognized and unrecognized sources of infection in a healthcare facility.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    May wear artificial fingernail or extenders when having direct contact with patient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Wear gloves when contact with blood or potentially infectious material, mucous membranes, and nonimpact skin could occur
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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