Aseptic Technique True/false

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  • 1. 
    The term sterile is absolute; an item is either sterile or not sterile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    Only sterile items can be placed on the sterile field.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    At the end of a surgical procedure, the gloves are removed before the gown.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    Even if there is no visible sign of a tear, if a glove is thought to have been punctured, it should be changed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    If the surgical technologist contaminates his or her gloves intraoperatively, a sterile team member must reglove him or her.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    The edges of a wrapper are considered sterile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    During the gowning and gloving of other team members, interaction among the team often sets the tone for the entire surgical procedure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    An open-gloving technique would be used when performing urinary catheterization.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    When performing closed gloving, you must first pull the gown cuffs up and over your wrists before donning the gloves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    During the surgical scrub, you must avoid harsh friction with the brush, because it causes irritation and skin breakdown.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    Living tissue cannot be sterilized but can be rendered surgically clean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    Hand washing is not necessary if gloves are worn.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    Sterile personnel must pass each other back to front.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    It is not recommended that sterile supplies be left open prior to a case for more than 2 hours unless the surgeon gives his or her okay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    The amount of space that should be left between sterile and nonsterile surfaces is 2 to 4 inches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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