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IAHCSMM practice quiz
Chapters 1-4 from IAHCSMM Book

  
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1.  The term "hypo" means
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2.  This tissue covers the body's external surface.
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3.  The functional center of a cell that governs activity and heredity is called the:
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4.  Which of the following is the most popular title for the Central Service department head?
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5.  This is where the digestive process begins.
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6.  The term "hemi" is a
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7.  Central Service Technicians can protect patients by breaking the chain of infection.
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8.  The spore is the functional center of a cell.
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9.  Any place where two bones meet.
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10.  Spores help some microorganisms survive in adverse conditions.
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11.  Central Service Technicians must wear special attire referred to as blank to minimize their exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contaminants.
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12.  Since Central Service Technicians do not handle money, ethics considerations do not apply to them.
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13.  In the future, which of the following will more frequently become a requirement for working in a Central Service department?
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14.  The basic unit of life.
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15.  Instrument sets and other required instrumentation needed for all surgical procedures for an entire day are usually pulled (collected):
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16.  Which of the following is not a growing trend in Central Service?
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17.  Blank is the first step in the sterilization process.
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18.  "Lithotripsy" refers to:
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19.  Nosocomial infections are:
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20.  In Central Service, the concept of "one-way flow of materials" refers to the movement of products:
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21.  The hip joint is an example of a:
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22.  This organ filters blood to remove amino acids and neutralize some harmful toxins.
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23.  Staphylococcus is classified as a gram-positive bacteria.
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24.  "Hyperglycemia" refers to:
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25.  This surgical procedure consists of removing an ear bone that has thickened and no longer transmits sound waves and replacing it with an artificial implant to improve hearing.
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26.  Sunlight is lethal to the BLANK stage of pathogens.
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27.  This surgical procedure is the removal of a testicle.
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28.  Bacteria are divided into 3 main shape classifications, BLANK (round), BLANK (rods), and BLANK (spirals).
29.  The two most common processes designed to classify bacteria by color change are the BLANK and the BLANK.
30.  Tube-like structures that connect the kidneys to the urinary bladder.
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31.  "subcutaneous" refers to:
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32.  The use of positive and negative air pressure in the Central Service Department is designed to take the place of heating and air conditioning.
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33.  This procedure is the removal of the gall bladder.
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34.  This system gives the body shape and support.
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35.  This surgical procedure removes the uterus.
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36.  Microorganisms reproduce by a process called:
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37.  What type of air pressure is required for decontamination areas?
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38.  The lining of the uterus.
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39.  Central Service Technicians practice resource management when they control costs and reduce waste.
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40.  More than 55% of blood is made up of this yellowish liquid.
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41.  The root element, "gastro," refers to the:
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42.  All bacteria require the same conditions to live and grow.
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43.  These cell components are comprised of DNA and pass on traits of parent cells to new cells.
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44.  A somewhat flexible muscular tube that helps move food into the stomach.
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45.  Which of the following tells a primary meaning of a word?
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46.  These carry blood away from the heart.
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47.  Viruses are larger than bacteria.
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48.  The bacterial reproductive process that takes place when a mother cell divides into two daughter cells is called:
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49.  The use of analytical skills to solve problems and make decisions is a component of which of the following knowledge and skills dimensions?
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50.  This surgical procedure removes tissue or displaced bone from the wrist area to release pressure on the median nerve.
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51.  This gland stimulates body growth.
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52.  Using Gram-Stain classifications, Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, and Streptococcus are examples of Gram-BLANK bacteria.
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53.  The suffix, "ectomy," refers to:
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54.  Surgical instruments should be inspected:
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55.  The majority of medical terms are of either BLANK or BLANK origin.
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56.  Most bacteria are approximately BLANK microns in size.
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57.  This organ pumps blood throughout the body
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58.  The human resources tool that identifies major tasks performed by persons in specific positions is called a:
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59.  The brain center of a cell.
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60.  The term "excise" means
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61.  For safety purposes, Central Service Technicians should consider all microorganisms in the decontamination area:
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62.  The largest part of the brain, it controls mental activities and movement.
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63.  These muscles control involuntary movements like, breathing, digestion, etc.
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64.  Central Service workflow can be divided into the handling of 3 categories of items: soiled items, clean items and sterile items.
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65.  The purpose of a combining vowel is to:
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66.  BLANK are often pathogenic to humans because they grow best at body temperatures.
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67.  Central Service Technicians must be able to identify approximately 100 surgical instruments in order to be proficient in their job.
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68.  Microorganisms that are capable of forming a thick wall around themselves to survive in adverse conditions are called:
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69.  Tetanus and botulism do not require free oxygen to grow, so they are classified as BLANK bacteria
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70.  The pathway that food takes through the digestive system.
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71.  Bacteria that require free oxygen to grow are called BLANK bacteria.
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72.  Healthy people do not harbor or transmit bacteria.
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73.  Anaerobic bacteria require free oxygen to live.
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74.  The white portion of the eye is called the:
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75.  Which of the following means "beside or near"?
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76.  The term "rhinoplasty," refers to:
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77.  Psychrophiles grow best at warm temperatures.
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78.  Considered the master gland because it helps control the activities of all other endocrine glands.
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79.  All microorganisms are harmful to humans.
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80.  Thread-like "tails" that help bacteria move through liquids are called:
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81.  Since modern Central Service Departments are virtually risk-free, Central Service Technicians need not to be concerned with safety.
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82.  BLANK is defined as the state of being soiled or infected by contact with infectious organisms or other material.
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83.  A type of connective tissue fluid that moves throughout the circulatory system.
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84.  The largest organ of the body.
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85.  Which of the following surgical abbreviations might be used relating to a fracture bone?
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86.  The "throat".
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87.  The main control unit of the central nervous system.
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88.  The "voice box".
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89.  Produces a fluid element in semen that stimulates the motility of sperm.
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90.  The last word element in a medical term is the:
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91.  The largest customer of Central Service is:
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92.  "Dermopathy" is a(an):
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93.  The term, "CR", relates to a surgical procedure for:
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94.  The term "intercosto" means
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95.  Soiled instruments and other items are received in the blank area of the Central Service Department.
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96.  Department that perform central service functions may go by other names at different facilities. For example, Sterile Processing and Distribution, Surgical Supply, etc.
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97.  The sterile storage area in a Central Service department should be restricted to:
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98.  This part of the nervous system controls many automatic body functions like the heartbeat and breathing.
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99.  Herpes Simplex is a BLANK disease.
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100.  This tissue connects one bone to another.
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101.  The process by which cartilage is replaced by bone.
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102.  A cord of fibrous tissue that connects muscle to a bone.
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103.  The term, "BKA", refers to a surgical procedure involving:
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104.  Career growth and progression is virtually non-existent for Central Service Technicians.
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105.  The term, "periosteal elevator," refers to"
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106.  Central Service Technicians must be able to adapt to change
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107.  Because all Central Services Departments have the same structure, healthcare facilities use one standardized job description for all Central Service Technicians.
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108.  Female reproductive organs.
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