Environmental Cleanliness Quiz

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Do you know our environment also gets dirty, and we need to clean it up too? Test how much you know about the environmental cleanliness procedures with our quiz below. Cleaning the environment includes processes associated with cleaning and disinfection surfaces to prevent and minimize infection risk. It aims to reduce the dust and soil on touched items. So, if you want to learn the basic principles and methods of environmental cleaning, try out this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many dusters should be used during terminal cleaning of  Infected/non-infected patients housed on corner bed?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is regular cleaning or/and disinfection, when indicated, and when the room is occupied to remove organic material, reduce microbial contamination, and provide a visually clean environment. Emphasis is on surfaces within the patient zone.
    • A. 

      Frequent

    • B. 

      Routine cleaning

    • C. 

      Terminal cleaning

    • D. 

      Mandatory cleaning

  • 3. 
    A Patient is in C212, TB positive got DC. Being a TL of shift you were called by BMO that, a Suspected TB patient from ED isolation is moving to C212 in few minutes. Being a HCW what will be your action?
    • A. 

      Inform BMO that, PCA has done cleaning and disinfection of all critical items used by patient, so now it's safe to shift patient in C212.

    • B. 

      Inform BMO that, hold patient in ED isolation, as terminal cleaning is under process. You can't take another patient without Terminal cleaning. And also instruct Housekeeping staff to perform terminal cleaning of an infected patient with soap and water than sodium hypochlorite i.e. 1:3, also ensure to remove curtains prior to initiating the cleaning.

    • C. 

      Instruct House keeping staff to speedup process of terminal cleaning and can skip cleaning of ceiling and washroom.

  • 4. 
    A clean patient environment contributes to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Reduction in environmental contamination including removal of microorganisms

    • B. 

      Prevention of healthcare-associated infection.

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What is Terminal cleaning?
    • A. 

      Cleaning and disinfection (when needed, according to risk level) of environmental surfaces.

    • B. 

      Cleaning in patient care areas, that are frequently touched by healthcare workers and patients

    • C. 

      A process required to ensure that an area has been cleaned and disinfected after discharge/transfer of an infected/non-infected patient, to ensure a safe environment for the next patient is terminal cleaning  

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following concentration of sodium hypochlorite solution is used for environmental cleaning/non-infected patient?
    • A. 

      1:39

    • B. 

      1:41

    • C. 

      1:40

    • D. 

      1:30

  • 7. 
    For blood spillage or infected patient’s room cleaning, Housekeeping must take which concentration of sodium hypochlorite solution?
    • A. 

      1:30

    • B. 

      1:3

    • C. 

      1:39

    • D. 

      1:32

  • 8. 
    What are Low touch surfaces, select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Doorknobs

    • B. 

      Floors

    • C. 

      Ceilings

    • D. 

      Fan

    • E. 

      Sink handles

    • F. 

      Sink handles

  • 9. 
    What are High touch Surfaces? Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Doorknobs

    • B. 

      Floor and ceiling

    • C. 

      Bed frames

    • D. 

      Bedside table and call bell

    • E. 

      Sink handles

  • 10. 
    Low touch surfaces are minimally touched by healthcare workers and patients (e.g. floors, and ceilings)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What are High touch Surfaces?
    • A. 

      Surfaces that are minimally touched by healthcare workers and patients.

    • B. 

      Surfaces which are frequently touched by workers in healthcare, attendants and patients (e.g. doorknobs, bed frames, tray table, bedside table, call bell, phone, bed/table surfaces bed rails, keyboards, control panel, sink handles.

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Spray bottles should not be used to perform environmental disinfection because:
    • A. 

      Spray bottles cause more usage of disinfection

    • B. 

      They are ineffective, as the spray does not evenly distribute on the surface, and disinfection may not be done properly.

    • C. 

      Housekeeping may dilute it improperly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Select the best statement to describe the Standard Precautions for Environmental cleaning?
    • A. 

      No need to wear PPE

    • B. 

      Housekeeping staff will decide what to do

    • C. 

      Wear appropriate PPE; infectious waste should be segregated from non-infectious waste. Color-coded or labeled bags should be used to facilitate the separation of various wastes.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    A patient has been discharged from the hospital and was on contact precautions. What type of cleaning housekeeping staff will perform?
    • A. 

      Routine cleaning

    • B. 

      Terminal cleaning of infected patient

    • C. 

      Environmental cleaning

    • D. 

      Intensive care cleaning

  • 15. 
    In the night shift during the round, you identified that housekeeping was doing terminal cleaning of the non-infected patient bed, in the trolley you saw only one bucket. Upon asking you came to know that housekeeping staff has mixed the hypochlorite 1:39 and soap in the same bucket. So is it okay to use soap and hypochlorite in same bucket?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Terminal cleaning in Emergency and Ambulatory care is not mandatory?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Housekeeping trolley should be well equipped with following items: Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Soapy solution

    • B. 

      ​​​​​​The disinfectant solution i.e. sodium hypochlorite 1:3/1:39

    • C. 

      Red and green plastic bag/liners

    • D. 

      Clean dusters

    • E. 

      02 small buckets

    • F. 

      Mops (wet and dry)

    • G. 

      Small card box

    • H. 

      Toilet tissue rolls, Harpic

    • I. 

      Clean dustpan and Dust pan brush

    • J. 

      Fire Extinguisher

  • 18. 
    For Environmental cleaning: the correct method is to clean the area by proceeding from cleaner to dirtier.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    It is important to remember that for all the cleaning in patient care areas, i.e. routine, terminal cleaning of infected and non-infected patients, always perform cleaning with a soapy solution than disinfecting with sodium hypochlorite with recommended dilution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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