Type
Crossword
Description

Try to avoid close contact with (blank) people. sick
If you are ill, CDC recommends you stay home for at least (blank) hours. twenty four
While sick, you should limit (blank) with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. contact
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you (blank) or sneeze. cough
Wash your hands with (blank) as often as possible. soap and water
(Blank) touching your eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs. avoid
Clean and (blank) surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. disinfect
Fever should be gone without the use of (blank) before returning to work or school. medicine
If soap and water are not available, you should clean your hands with a hand (blank) sanitizer
(blank) actions can help slow the spread of germs. Preventative

Cold and flu prevention Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What can you get yearly to prevent the flu? Flu-shot
______ your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing. Cough and sneeze into a tissue or into your hands. Cover
Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand _________ when needed. Sanitizer
Prevent Colds and Flu with Frequent hand __________? Washing
________ contact with people who are sick. Avoid
___________ any shared surfaces (like phones, keyboards, doorknobs, steering wheels) frequently. Viruses can live on surfaces for several hours. Disinfect
Stay _________. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can be dehydrating hydrated
Colds and the flu are always ____________ experiences miserable
Use lots of ______, running water and liquid soap to lather your hands and wrists. Avoid bar soap, which can harbor viruses and bacteria. warm
Use a lotion or moisturizing cream to prevent cracks in the skin that can provide an entry point for_______. Germs
Get plenty of _______ and manage your stress levels. Lack of _______ and high levels of stress can reduce immune functioning, thus lowering the body’s ability to fend off colds and flu. Sleep
The symptoms— sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, watery eyes. But what if you also have a _________ then you might have the flu. Fever
Every one 6 ________ and older should get the flu shot each year. Months

COVID-19 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and _____ Mouth
You should wash your hands ________ Frequently
Older adults are at a _________ risk of more serious complications Higher
Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% _________ Alcohol
Avoid close ______ with people who are sick Contact
Throw _______ tissues in the trash Used
Cover your mouth and nose when you __________ Sneeze
Clean and _________ frequently touched surfaces Disinfect
If you think you have COVID-19 you should ______ your Doctor Call
The virus may last on metal surfaces for up to 12 _______ Hours

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

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

Personal Hygiene Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

I do this once a day to remove food in between my teeth. floss
I put clean clothes on every day, especially this! underwear
I never do this into my hands. I use a tissue whenever possible. sneeze
I do this before eating, after using the bathroom, sneezing or playing with pets. wash hands
Keep this neat by styling and brushing. Hair
I clean these often so I don't get wax in them. Ears
Keeping my body __________ is an important part of staying healthy. Clean
Always get your beauty _________. Sleep
Do this to avoid gingivitis, cavities and bad breath. Brushteeth
I trim these weekly. I keep them short and clean. Nails
Doing this every day or two is a must, and always after sports practice or playing outside. Shower
I always use this when I wash my hands and body. Soap
My hair always smells so fresh and clean when I use ______________. Shampoo
I always try to keep fresh ____________ in my purse. Tissues
It's also nice to keep a ______________ in my purse. brush
Before you go to bed don't forget to wash your _________. Face

Workplace Safety Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

You must be 16 years old to work on a ___________ site Construction
__________ hazards are germs that come from living things Biological
Helps you learn the policies, rules, and procedures to help do your job safely Training
. Someone who works closely with you on a day-today basis and makes sure you follow safety rules Supervisor
_____________ Health and Safety Act Occupational
A biological hazard often found in hospitals Needles
Someone who helps other people and works without pay Volunteer
What you do frequently to your hands before working with food Wash
Things that should be followed in order to stay safe Rules
Minor injury that could result from picking up heavy boxes Sprain
It is your ______________ to work safely and report hazards Responsibility
Hand protection needed when working with food, chemicals, etc. Gloves
What you do when you don’t understand instructions or if you think your work is unsafe Ask
To avoid a serious shock, this should never be mixed with water Electricity
Workplace ___________ Materials Information System (WHMIS) Hazardous
Head protection Hardhat
What you wear in a science lab to protect your eyes from chemicals Goggles

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

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 Washing Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Hands should be washed in ___ water Warm
I should make the soap ___ lather
Wash for at least ___ seconds thirty
Turn off faucet with ___ paper towel (3 wds) cleananddry
The best way to prevent the spread of germs handwashing
I wash my hands to prevent the spread of ___ diseases
If you can't wash your hands, ___ can be used, as long as your hands aren't visibly soiled sanitizer
The most important part of handwashing friction
An area often missed with hurried handwashing fingernails
It is still necessary to wash after removing these gloves
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Infection Control Week Fun! Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A resident that is coughing should be given a Mask
Every body fluid should be considered as a potential for infection
Which type of isolation precautions would be appropriate for a resident with MRSA Contact
Antibiotics are effective against bacteria but are not effective for viruses
The are items worn by staff to protect from the spread of infection PPE
The single most effective way to prevent the spread of infection hand hygiene
what is another way to say hand hygiene (especially when water is used) hand washing
physically separating infected individuals from uninfected is called this isolation
IPAC stands for infection prevention and __________ control
ABHR stands for alcohol based _________ __________ hand rub
when there are several people infected with the same germ, it could be an outbreak
What does TB stand for tuberculosis
ARO stands for antibiotic _______ __________ resistant organism