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

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

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

Infection Control Week Fun! Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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VRE
viruses
vectorborne
transmission
sterilization
salmonella
routine practices
protection
prions
prevention
MRSA
microorganisms
measles
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indirect
ICP
health
hands
hand hygiene
gown
gloves
fungi
ecoli
droplet
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direct
contact
common vehicle
cleaning
chicken pox
bacteria
airborne

Infection Prevention and Control Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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pathogens
alcohol-based rub
sterile
isolation
contact precautions
gloves
gown
mask
fifteen seconds
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Standard Precautions
PPE
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Hand washing Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Should be used to turn off tap water after washing your hands Papertowel
The most important step in prevention of infection from germs and disease is___ Handwashing
Hands should be washed in ____ water Warm
Singing _____ twice is the amount of time I should be washing my hands Happybirthday
I wash my hands to prevent the spread o ___ Disease
____ should be kept short in order to prevent spreading infection Nails
I should wash my hands __ handling food before
The use of ____ is not an effective substitute for hand washing Handsanitizer
I should wash my hands for _____ seconds Thirty
It is important to ____ your hands after washing to prevent bacteria growth and skin irritation Dry

Infection Control Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the name of the infection control nurse at NHOH? Krista Burckhardt
These are items worn to protect employees from blood borne exposures PPE
A patient that is coughing should be given a mask
The single most effective way to reduce the spread of infection and disease hand hygiene
Type of isolation required for patients that have symptoms concerning for Tuberculosis Airborne isolation
This type of isolation is appropriate for a patient with infectious MRSA . Contact
Every body fluid must be considered a potential for infection
Antibiotics are effective against bacteria but not viruses
the quality of being unaffected by a disease immunity
microorganisms capable of producing disease pathogens
Bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa microorgansims
To live anerobic organisms do not need oxygen

Infection control Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs? Hand washing
What is the type of precautions you use for everyone? Standard
How many seconds do you wash your hands for? Twenty
What does the infection control nurse do daily? Track infections
Is hand sanitizer effective in removing spore bacteria? Ex. C-diff No
How often do we receive the flu vaccine? Yearly
Type of personal protective equipment Gloves
What should you wear if you have a cold? Mask
What can be spread between residents and employees? Germs
What is one type of infection that is tracked daily? UTI
Another type of infection tracked daily Pneumonia

Infection Prevention and Control Fun! Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Never________ needles after use. recap
Who is responsible for cleanliness within the workplace? everyone
These should be trimmed and clean at all times. fingernails
This level of precautions relates to all aspects of patient care. standard
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
Wash your hands immediately after removing ___________. gloves
What is a common bacteria that is antibiotic resistant? MRSA
The overuse and misuse of antibiotics causes antibiotic _______. resistance
______ is your body's first line of defense against infection. skin
Most health-care associated infections are transmitted to patients by _____. staff
The number one intervention to break the chain of infection. handwashing
The separation of infected persons from others. isolation
Who has the best infection prevention and control program? BJACH