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 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

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 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

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 Bingo Cards

Type
Bingo Cards
Description

Catheter Care
30 Seconds
Linen Cart
Hand Washing Procedure
Gloves
Hand Washing
PPE
Cleaning List
Blood Glucose Monitors
Peri Care
Trash Bags
Everyone
Damaged Equipment
Monthly QA
Infection
Label & Date
Biohazard Waste
Soap
Soiled Linen
Prevention
Pocket Hand Sanitizer
When to Wash Hands
Spill Kit
Resident Handwashing

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Standard Precautions Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Confirms HIV infection Western Blot
All body fluids are covered by these standards (2 words) Standard Precautions
Masks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and other barriers PPE
How often employers must provide Bloodborne pathogen training Annually
Something you never do with a used needle Recap
Done as soon as gloves are removed (2 words) Hand Hygiene
Apply to strictly defined fluids, including blood and semen (2 words) Universal Precautions
If it's wet and not yours, use these Gloves
Number of HBV vaccine doses Three
Primary symptoms include: weakness, fatigue, malaise (2 words) Hepatitis B
Gowns must have this characteristic Impermeable
1:10 bleach solution Disinfectant
Number of moments of Hand Hygiene Five
_______ Virus is not spread through the air, but could be spread through bushmeat Ebola

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

Patient Safety Goals Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Use at least two patient __ when providing care, treatment and service Identifiers
The goal of improving medication safety is to __ all medications and containers Label
The physician must be notified within __ minutes of a critical result being reported Thirty
When reporting a critical value, what type of clear communication should be used? (two words) Readback
A desensitized staff member ignores or disabling warning sounds due to (two words) alarmfatigue
One of the most important ways to prevent Hospital Associated Infections is by improving (two words) Hand Hygiene
A task perfomed by the surgical team members before a surgery begins which includes correct patient identity, site and procedure time-out
Two licensed nurses must verify these ___ products? Blood
The main purpose is to compare medications currently being taken to the new medications prescribed to assure they will not be duplicated or have negative interactions (two words abbreviated) medrec
A patient is wandering the hospital alone with a bright yellow bracelet. What are they at risk for? Falls

Food borne illnesses Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A Foodborne________, commonly referred to as food "poisoning" is a disease carried to people by food or water. illness
A Foodborne__________, is an incident in which two or more people experience the same illness symptoms after eating a common food. outbreak
___________ or other microorganisms that have contaminated food cause most food borne illness. bacteria
The temperature ________________ is between 41 degrees F to 140 degrees F. danger zone
A foodborne illness can result from a harmful ________ getting into a food that is then eaten by a person. chemical
_________ are another potential source of contamination metals
___________ contaminated include dirt, hair,nail polish flakes, insects, broken glass, and crockery, nails, staples, metal, or plastic fragments, and buts physical
To prevent foodborne illness, foodservice personnel must follow procedures for good personal ___________ hygiene
The temperature danger zone is between _____ degrees to 140 Degrees 41
___________-temperature relationship problems occur because, food is not stored, prepared, or held at required temperatures Time
One of the most common causes of foodborne illness is ______ contamination, the transfer of bacteria from hand to hand, food to food, or equipment to food. Cross
the ___________ method is used most often unless a thermometer cannot register a temperature of 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) ice point
______________ method may be less reliable than the ice-point method because of variation due to high altitude Boiling point
An easy way to determine if hands are rubbed and lathered for 20 seconds is to sing one verse of______________________ Old Mcdonald
cuts, burns, or any kind of break in the skin could harbor harmful__________ that can contaminate food and cause a foodborne illness microorganisms
________ to food cross contamination happens when harmful microorganisms from one to such as unwashed produce, contaminate other foods. food
Bacteria may pass from ___________ to food when the equipment that has touched food has not been properly cleaned and sanitized before being used to prepare another food Equipment
Foodservice ___________ are responsible for learning about food safety and following food safety requirements and guidelines employees
The foodservice __________ is responsible for knowing and implementing the state and local public health department regulations regarding food sanitation and safety manager
The 3 main________ illnesses are Biological, Physical and Chemical foodborne
The harmful microorganisms called ___________ can come from a variety of sources pathogens
__________- spreading pest, such as cockroaches, flies or mice which are attracted to food preparation areas, may contaminate food, equipment, or device areas. Disease
_________ spread organisms from their bodies to food by unclean hands, coughing, sneezing. People
____________ facilities and equipment may spread harmful organisms to people of food Unsanitary
___________ microorganisms may contaminate food during preparation and serving Harmful
The ______ primary ways of preventing foodborne illness are practice good personal hygiene, control time and temperature of foods, and prevent cross contamination three

Patient Safety Week Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

To be done everytime you enter or exit a patient room Hand Hygiene
Leaving your papers and computer unattended is a violation of ________. HIPPA
SBAR facilitates prompt and effective communication. What does the "B" in SBAR stand for? Background
Patient's with walkers, canes, lower extremity weakness, are a high risk for _____. Falls
This type of isolation/precaution requires you to wash hands with SOAP and WATER. Enteric
The red binder located at all MA stations is to report __________ diseases. Communicable
Multi dose vials must be labeled with date of opening, initaled by staff who opened vial and given a _______ of 28 days after opening. (Answer is an acronym) BUD
_______ is an online system to report near misses, safety issues and concerns and good catches. (Answer is an acronym) PSEMS
MedStar wide, all meetings and huddles start with a _______ moment. Safety
MedStar continues to advance it's journey to become a High ________ Organization (HRO), with patient at the core of everything we do. Reliability
What does "T" in our SPIRIT values stand for? Teamwork
How do you access the Patient Safety Event Management System (PSEMS)? Starport
_____ ______ are brief daily meetings among teams that are held to share info about potential or existing patient/staff safety issues. Safety Huddles
To keep patient's safe, providers must enter medication orders in the EMR prior to clinical staff administering medication. No _____ orders allowed. Verbal