EXERCISES, LESSON 5
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that
best answers the question or best completes the statement.
After you have completed all of the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at
the end of the lesson and check your answers.
Handwashing is the most important procedure for:
a. Cleansing the hands.
b. Breaking the cycle of infection.
Decontaminating the skin.
d. Cleansing an open skin lesion.
Which is not one of the purposes of the two-minute handwashing procedures?
a. Maintain safe, clean environment for patients.
b. Prevent nosocomial infection.
d. Destroy all microorganisms to prevent their transmission.
Before you begin working with patients, you should perform a:
a. one-minute handwash.
b. two-minute handwash.
d. five-minute handwash.