Type
Crossword
Description

_________ are to be worn when hands may be contaminated with body fluids (blood, urine or non-intact skin). GLOVES
Many _______________ are transmitted on the hands of healthcare personnel and could be prevented by performing hand hygiene. INFECTIONS
_____________ ____________ include hand hygiene (hand washing with soap and water or use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer) before and after patient contact and after contact with the immediate patient care environment, even if gloves are worn. STANDARD PRECAUTIONS
_________ ____________ must be performed before placing gloves on and after glove removal. HAND HYGIENE
Soap and water should be used __________ of an alcohol‐based hand rub when hands are visibly soiled. INSTEAD
Adhering to proper hand hygiene is the ________ step in reducing health care–associated infections. FIRST
The transmission of ____________ is a major concern for perioperative personnel that can be addressed through proper hand hygiene and surgical hand antisepsis. PATHOGENS
_____________ fingernails should not be worn in the perioperative setting. ARTIFICIAL
In the absence of visible soil, hands should be disinfected with an ___________-__________ hand rub product rather than washed with soap and water. ALCOHOLBASED
__________ members of the surgical scrub team will perform hand hygiene by washing their hands and forearms with soap and water at the start of their shift, prior to touching patient or patient care equipment or supplies. ALL

Infection Control Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Should be trimmed and clean at all times Fingernails
This level of precautions relates to all aspects of resident care Standard
These precautions include gowns, gloves, masks, sometimes eyewear PPE
PPE to remove first Gloves
The pathogen against which alcohol hand sanitizer is ineffective C DIFF
The number one intervention to break the chain of infection Handwashing
You should wash your hands for at least this many seconds Twenty
Hepatitis B & C and HIV are spread by this Blood
Extremely small drops of liquid, such as occurs with a sneeze. Can carry infectious organisms Droplet
The separation of infected persons from others Isolation
Type of disease which can be carried on very small droplets or dust particles that float in the air (Chickenpox, measles, TB) Airborne
Type of precaution to use for pathogens can be transferred by direct contact (hand or skin-to-skin) or indirect contact (touching surfaces or items in room) Contact
Residents with _________ are more likely to get UTI Catheters
You should perform hand ____________ between care of every resident Hygiene
_______ care at least twice a day reduces the risk of a resident developing pneumonia Oral
The name of the virus that causes respiratory infections typically between the months of October and April. Have you taken the vaccine against it this year? Influenza
After washing hands, turn off the faucet with a _________ paper towel. dry
Wash your hands immediately after removing ___________ Gloves
What is a common bacteria that is antibiotic resistant? MRSA
Hands must be ___________ if they are visibly soiled, or if there has been contact with blood or body fluids washed
Most health-care-associated infections are transmitted to patients by _________ staff
The overuse and misuse of antibiotics causes antibiotic _________________. Resistance
Who is responsible for cleanliness within the workplace? Everyone
____________ is your body’s first line of defense against infection Skin
Be sure reusable equipment is ____________ before you use it on another patient disinfected
Never ______ needles after use. recap

HAND HYGIENE Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

I WASH MY HANDS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF______________. INFECTION
___________SHOULD BE USED TO TURN THE TAP OFF AFTER WASHING MY HANDS. PAPERTOWELS
I SHOULD WASH MY HANDS FOR AT LEAST__________SECONDS. FIFTEEN
WHEN WASHING HANDS, _________ FRONT,BACK, BETWEEN FINGERS, AND WRISTS. SCRUB
I SHOULD WASH MY HANDS AFTER REMOVING MY_________. GLOVES
THE MOST EFFECTIVE THING I CAN DO TO PREVENT SPREADING GERMS IS___________. HANDWASHING
I SHOULD USE_____ ____ _______WHEN MY HANDS ARE GROSSLY CONTAMINATED. SOAPANDWATER
FOAM HAND SANITIZER SHOULD NOT BE USED IF HANDS ARE VISIBLY________. SOILED
HAND WASHING SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE PATIENT_________. CONTACT
HAND WASHING SHOULD BE DONE_________CONTACT WITH PATIENT'S GOWN. AFTER
WHEN USING FOAM HAND SANITIZER, RUB HANDS TILL_______. DRY
______YOUR HANDS AND THEN APPLY SOAP WHEN WASHING YOUR HANDS. WET
USE A PAPER TOWEL TO_________THE DOOR. OPEN

Standard Precautions Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Practice hand hygiene whenever gloves are _____. removed
Natural nail tips should be kept less than 1/4 ____ long. inches
Use of gloves reduces the risk of ____ of health-care workers hands with blood and other body fluids contamination
When using an alcohol-based hand rub hands should be rubbed together, covering all surfaces, until the hands are ____. dry
Never wear the same pair of gloves for the care of more than ____ patient /resident. one
Standard precautions and transmission based precautions are designed to prevent the ____ of infectious microorganisms. spread
Your patient has vomited; you should don a ___________ and gloves per Standard Precautions. gown
Cleaning your hands before touching a patient/ resident protects the patient/resident against harmful ____ carried on your hands. microorganisms
A patient/ resident with influenza would require ____ precautions . droplet
When hands are visibly dirty, wash hands with soap and water for at least ____ seconds. twenty
Hand ____ is the undisputed single most effective infection control measure in prevention of HAI's. hygiene
____ nails are not allowed to be worn as they increase the risk to harbor gram-negative pathogens. artificial
Cleaning your hands after touching a patient/ resident and his/her immediate surroundings when leaving the patient/resident's side protects yourself and the health care ____ from harmful germs. workers
Change gloves during patient resident care if moving from a contaminated body site to a ____ body site. another
This type of precaution is applied to all patient/ residents. standard
These do not replace the need for hand hygiene gloves

Hand Hygiene Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Natural fingernail tips should be no longer than 2 _________________. Millimeters
example of artificial nails acrylic overlays
Perioperatiave members should only use ___________ moisturizing skin care products approved
You can scrub with dermatitis or lesions only if you cover it with an adhesive barrier first. true/false false
type of nail polish allowed if maintained and not chipped gel
_______ __________ is using soap and water to perform hand hygiene hand washing
surgical hand antisepsis is a hand wash or hand __________ using a surgical hand antiseptic, performed preoperatively by surghical team to remove transient flora and reduce skin flora rub
the use of gloves does not replace the need for _______________ hand hygiene
___________ based surgical hand rub dispensers can be placed in the O.R. alcohol
Alcohol foam is flammable . It should not be place above an __________ source. ignition
Perform hand hygiene before and after patient _____________. contact
Perform hand hygiene after contact with patient _________________. surroundings
Hand hygiene shoud be performed after removing PPE, handling ___________, and counting sponges specimens
The first surgical hand scrub of the day does not have to be with soap and water before using a surgical hand rub product. true
Surgical hand antisepsis is the _____________ line of defense to protect patients from pathogens on the hands of perioperative team members. primary
Due to the risk for ___________ failure, the performance of surgical hand antisepsisi is critical for the prevention of SSIs glove
Scrubbing with a ___________ may damage skin and increase the anount of bacteria shedding from hands. brush
________ washing needs to be performed before the first surgical hand scrub of the day hand
This must be removed prior to surgical hand scrub or hand rub. jewerly

Infection Control Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Most important defense against the spread of infection. hand hygiene
When moving from dirty to _____ hand hygiene must be performed clean
Urine testing should only be done when there are 3 of these without catheter, 2 with catheter Symptoms
Linen, clothing, and food must be ____ when traveling through the halls. Covered
_____ should be encouraged to wash their hands before meals, after toileting, after blowing nose, etc. Residents
Staff with ____ must be off work for 24 hours after last episode. Fever
Staff with stomach symptoms must be off work for 48 ____ after last episode Hours
When serving food, edges of plates, rims of cups/bowls, ends of silverware must not be _____. touched
Linen should not be ___ against uniform. Held
Residents with stomach symptoms and/or fever are kept in their room on _____ until cleared to leave. Precautions
Alcohol gel is not useful in killing this infection. Cdiff
Hand Hygiene must be performed frequently and ____ throughout the day. thoroughly
Staff wear food handler gloves when ____ bread/toast, raw fruit, handling
Eye dropper tips should never touch the ___. Eye
Dirty linen and laundry should be ______ in the room. bagged
PPE is Personal ______ Equipment. Protective
PPE includes Gowns, Masks, and _____. Gloves
Life Enrichment staff ______ items such as bingo chips and tables after each activity. disinfect
Blood borne ______ are a group on infections that are carried & transmitted within blood & body fluids. pathogens
Linen closet doors must be kept _____ to decrease potential contamination. closed
Food must be _____ to 40 degrees to prevent bacteria growth cooled
Food being ______ must be maintained at 135 degrees. served
Sharps _______ must be reported for workers compensation and infection tracking purposes. Injuries
Proper hand hygiene requires at least 20 _____ of washing. seconds
Glucometers should be cleaned after each ___. use
Any surface that is touched could potentially be covered with ____. germs
Lifts should be wiped with a bleach _____ after each resident. wipe
Infectious medical waste should be discarded in ____ bags red
The blood spill kits are located in the 200 ____ dirty utility room wing
The term do we use for everyday practice to prevent spread of infection is ________ precautions standard
Which of the top 3 blood borne pathogens can you be vaccinated against? HepatitisB

New Hire Infection Control Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Who is responsible for preventing Hospital Associated infections? Everyone
The most important intervention to prevent hospital associated infections is Handwashing
All _____________ , no mater where they come from, should be considered contaimated body fluids
Gloves, gowns, face shields or masks, eye protection, surgical caps, and shoe covers are all examples of PPE
When should you wash your hands after removing gloves? Immediately
Isolation gowns should be removed _________ leaving the patient care area before
Always wash hands ___________ glove removal after
Type of infection spread by contact with patient or items and surfaces in the patients environment Contact
Type of isolotation spread by oral/nasal secretations Droplet
Type of infection spread by airborne particles from oral/nasal secreations that float on air currents Airborne
Alcohol based hand sanitizers are acceptable in many clinical situations except for after providing care to a patient with C. Diff
Gloves should not be worn in a ______________ unless you are carring something soiled or dirty to another location hallway
When removing a gown, rip/pull if from your body being sure not to _______________________ your clothing Contaminate

Hand Hygiene Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Name of the hand sanitizer in your hospital Desmanol
Be sure to lather the back of your hands and ________________ your fingers between
Use an ____________ based hand sanitizer alcohol
Use ________________ while washing your hands soap
Wash your hands ________________ eating food before
______________ is essential! Hand Hygiene
________ your hands with clean and running water Wet
Clean your hands before and ________ treating a wound after
Do not forget the _________ of your hands! Back
Wash your hands for at least ________ seconds fourty

Stop! Clean Your Hands Day Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the best product to use for performing hand hygiene? alcoholbasedhandrub
Alcohol based hand rub is not effective if your hands are ________ _______. visiblysoiled
The first moment of hand hygiene is BEFORE patient/resident/client and patient/resident/client __________ contact. environment
Who should be practicing hand hygiene? Everyone
What is the most important way to prevent the spread of germs? handhygiene
How many moments of hand hygiene are there? four
Handling ________ is an example of moment #2, BEFORE asceptic procedures. dressings
The 4th moment of hand hygiene, AFTER contact with the patient/resident/client, is to protect the healthcare worker and the healthcare environment from harmful patient _________. organisms
When using alcohol based hand rub a ____-sized amount should be applied into the palms of dry hands. dime
The recommended method for hand hygiene when hands are visibly soiled. soap and water
An important part of hand hygiene that helps minimize skin irritation. lotion
Busy healthcare providers need access to hand hygiene products at ____ __ ____ where patient/resident client or patient/resident/client environment contact is taking place. pointofcare
The third moment of hand hygiene is _____ blood and body fluid exposure. after

Joint Commission Education Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

How do you report a needlestick? beeper 1000
If you notice a fire door not closing during a practice drill what should you do? Call Maintenance
Items stored must be ________ or more inches from the ceiling? eighteen
When a medication error happens, what report needs to be completed in the computer? Clarity
How do you consult the Ethics Committe? Pastoral Services
RACE stands for, Remove patients, _________ alarms, contain fire, extungish or evacuate. Activate
What must be worn at all times when working at Altru Health System? ID badge
How many patient identifiers must you use when providing care? Two
When you walk away from the computer when charting you must ________ your device. Secure
How often does Altru Health System state you need to renew your CPR training? two
A patient falls, who do you notify 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Hospital Supervisor
After providing care for a C-diff patient, you use alcohol hand rub before, during and after providing care. Next you need to perform hand hygiene with ________ soap and water. antimicrobial
What type of isolation is used for C-Diff? Enhanced Contact
What type of isolation is used for influenza & meningitis? droplet
Rooms for patients with C-Diff or VRE are cleaned _______ times a day. Two
When a multi does medication vial is opened for patient use, how many days is it good for? twenty eight
___________ are not to be kept at the bedside. medications
A patient is transfered to inpatient Rehab, a new _____________ for blood needs to be filled out prior to administration? consent
You must always ____________ narcotics being wasted. witness
Hand off communication is accomplied by , shift summaries, ______________, verbal report, referral paperwork. bedside shift report
___________ is the use of a medication to restrict the patients freedom of movement that is NOT a standard treatment for the patietns medcial condition? Chemical
The _______ slow and go low is the guideline used for administering pain medications. start
There are __________ moments to perform hand hygiene? five
Policy #2018 was establised November 1, 2015 to improve the effectiveness of ? Alarm fatigue

SERVSAFE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Type
Crossword
Description

An immersion probe is an example of a THERMOMETER
Hazards that make food unsafe are biological, physical and CHEMICAL
Reduces pathogens on a surface to safe levels. SANITIZING
The first-in, first-out system is known as this FIFO
Four types of pathogens that can contaminate food and cause foodborne illness are bacteria, viruses, fungi and PARASITES
The ice-point method or boiling-point method is used to do this CALIBRATE
Visible soil CLEAN
Worn when handling ready to eat foods GLOVES
Tiny, harmful lifeforms that cannot be seen, touched or smelled are known as PATHOGENS
Total seconds needed to properly wash hands TWENTY
Bacteria needs six conditions to grow. What is the abbreviation for them? FATTOM
This bacteria is linked to poultry and eggs, meat, and dairy products NONTYPHOIDALSALMONELLA
This bacteria is linked to ready-to-eat foods and beverages SALMONELLATYPHI
Raw or undercooked ground meat is linked to this bacteria... ECOLI
. Foods that are easily contaminated by hands, such as salads containing TCS food is linked to which bacteria? SHIGELLASPP