Training Module 1—Skills Questions Answer Key

The How-To's of Hand Hygiene

  1. How long should you rub your hands with soap when you are hand washing?
    1. At least 5 seconds
    2. At least 15 seconds
    3. At least 30 seconds
    4. At least 60 seconds
  2. How long should you rub your hands with alcohol-based hand rub?
    1. At least 5 seconds
    2. At least 15 seconds
    3. At least 30 seconds
    4. At least 60 seconds
  3. Which type of hand hygiene product is most effective at killing most types of germs on your hands?
    1. Alcohol-based hand rub
    2. Plain soap
    3. Antimicrobial soap
  4. Alcohol-based hand rub is not recommended for hand hygiene when—
    1. Touching the resident’s bedrail
    2. Giving the resident a high-five
    3. Sneezing into a tissue
    4. Hands are visibly soiled
  5. One should perform hand hygiene before and after wearing gloves when touching the urinary catheter or collection system.

    ☐  True                       ☐   False

  6. Alcohol-based hand rub is more drying to the skin than soap and water.

    ☐   True                       ☐  False

  7. Drying your hands after washing with soap and water is an important step in reducing bacteria on your hands.

    ☐  True                       ☐   False

Page last reviewed March 2017
Page originally created March 2017
Internet Citation: Training Module 1—Skills Questions Answer Key. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/cauti-ltc/modules/implementaion/education-bundles/infection-prevention/hand-hygiene/answer-key.html