Proper Hand Washing Technique

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Proper Hand Washing Technique - Quiz

How well do you know how to wash your hands? Let's find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Hand washing is easy and effective in preventing many types of what?

    • A.

      Cooties

    • B.

      Infections and illnesses

    • C.

      Spreadable bacteria and dirt

    Correct Answer
    B. Infections and illnesses
    Explanation
    Hand washing is easy and effective in preventing many types of infections and illnesses. By washing our hands with soap and water, we can remove harmful bacteria and viruses that can cause infections and illnesses. This simple act helps to reduce the spread of germs and maintain personal hygiene, ultimately preventing the transmission of diseases.

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  • 2. 

    Clean hands can stop what from spreading from one person to another through out an entire community?

    • A.

      Germs

    • B.

      Paracites

    • C.

      Lice

    Correct Answer
    A. Germs
    Explanation
    Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another through an entire community. Germs are microscopic organisms that can cause diseases and infections. By regularly washing hands with soap and water, individuals can remove germs from their hands and prevent their transmission to others. This simple act of hand hygiene is crucial in preventing the spread of illnesses and maintaining community health.

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  • 3. 

    What is the first step in proper handwashing?

    • A.

      Apply soap to hands

    • B.

      Turn water off with towel

    • C.

      Wet hands with water

    Correct Answer
    C. Wet hands with water
    Explanation
    The first step in proper handwashing is to wet your hands with water. This is important because wetting your hands first helps to activate the soap and create a lather. It also helps to remove any dirt or debris on your hands before applying soap. Wetting your hands with water also ensures that the soap can effectively clean your hands and remove any germs or bacteria.

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  • 4. 

    What part of your hands should you remember to wash?

    • A.

      Back of hand

    • B.

      Between fingers

    • C.

      Under nails

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    It is important to wash all parts of your hands, including the back of your hand, between your fingers, and under your nails, to ensure thorough cleanliness and proper hygiene. Washing only one or two of these areas may leave dirt, germs, or bacteria on your hands, which can spread to surfaces or cause illness. Therefore, remembering to wash all of the mentioned parts is essential for effective hand hygiene.

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  • 5. 

    How long should you continue to scrub your hands with soap while washing?

    • A.

      10 seconds

    • B.

      15 seconds

    • C.

      20 seconds

    Correct Answer
    C. 20 seconds
    Explanation
    It is recommended to scrub your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds while washing. This duration allows enough time for the soap to effectively remove dirt, germs, and bacteria from your hands. Scrubbing for a shorter duration may not thoroughly clean your hands, while scrubbing for a longer duration may lead to skin dryness or irritation. Therefore, 20 seconds is considered an appropriate amount of time to ensure proper hand hygiene.

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  • 6. 

    What should you use to turn off the faucet with?

    • A.

      Hands

    • B.

      Shirtsleeve

    • C.

      Towel

    Correct Answer
    C. Towel
    Explanation
    To turn off the faucet, using a towel is the best option. This is because using your hands may result in getting them wet, and using a shirtsleeve may not effectively stop the water flow. A towel, on the other hand, can be used to tightly grip the faucet and easily twist it shut, ensuring that the water is completely turned off.

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  • 7. 

    What song can you sing to help remember how long you should wash your hands for?

    • A.

      "Happy Birthday" twice

    • B.

      "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" once

    • C.

      "Eye of the Tiger" three times

    Correct Answer
    A. "Happy Birthday" twice
    Explanation
    "Happy Birthday" is a popular song that lasts around 20 seconds when sung at a normal pace. The recommended time for washing hands is at least 20 seconds, as it ensures that all areas of the hands are thoroughly cleaned. Singing "Happy Birthday" twice helps to keep track of the time and ensures that you are washing your hands for the appropriate duration.

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  • 8. 

    When should you wash your hands?

    • A.

      After taking a shower

    • B.

      After petting your dog

    • C.

      After brushing your teeth

    Correct Answer
    B. After petting your dog
    Explanation
    Washing hands after petting your dog is important because dogs can carry germs and bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, on their fur. These germs can be easily transferred to your hands and cause infections or illnesses if you touch your face or eat without washing your hands. Therefore, it is crucial to wash your hands after petting your dog to maintain good hygiene and prevent the spread of potential diseases.

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  • 9. 

    Do you have to wash hands after treating a wound?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Maybe

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    It is important to wash hands after treating a wound to prevent the spread of germs and potential infection. Washing hands helps remove any bacteria, viruses, or dirt that may have been transferred from the wound. This simple act of hygiene can significantly reduce the risk of complications and promote faster healing.

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  • 10. 

    During what part of preparing food should you wash your hands?

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      During

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    It is important to wash your hands before preparing food to remove any potential bacteria or dirt. During food preparation, you should also wash your hands to maintain cleanliness and prevent cross-contamination. After handling raw ingredients or touching surfaces that may be contaminated, it is crucial to wash your hands to eliminate any harmful bacteria. Therefore, washing your hands before, during, and after preparing food ensures proper hygiene and reduces the risk of foodborne illnesses.

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