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1.  The sterile storage area in a Central Service department should be restricted to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
2.  Because all Central Services Departments have the same structure, healthcare facilities use one standardized job description for all Central Service Technicians.
A.
B.
3.  This surgical procedure is the removal of a testicle.
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  Which of the following is not a growing trend in Central Service?
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.  The largest part of the brain, it controls mental activities and movement.
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.  Female reproductive organs.
A.
B.
C.
D.
7.  Using Gram-Stain classifications, Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, and Streptococcus are examples of Gram-BLANK bacteria.
A.
B.
8.  "subcutaneous" refers to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
9.  Bacteria that require free oxygen to grow are called BLANK bacteria.
A.
B.
C.
D.
10.  Central Service Technicians must be able to identify approximately 100 surgical instruments in order to be proficient in their job.
A.
B.
11.  The term "hypo" means
A.
B.
C.
D.
12.  The term "excise" means
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  Microorganisms reproduce by a process called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
14.  For safety purposes, Central Service Technicians should consider all microorganisms in the decontamination area:
A.
B.
C.
D.
15.  Psychrophiles grow best at warm temperatures.
A.
B.
16.  BLANK is defined as the state of being soiled or infected by contact with infectious organisms or other material.
A.
B.
C.
D.
17.  Instrument sets and other required instrumentation needed for all surgical procedures for an entire day are usually pulled (collected):
A.
B.
C.
D.
18.  The majority of medical terms are of either BLANK or BLANK origin.
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  Central Service Technicians practice resource management when they control costs and reduce waste.
A.
B.
20.  Microorganisms that are capable of forming a thick wall around themselves to survive in adverse conditions are called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
21.  Considered the master gland because it helps control the activities of all other endocrine glands.
A.
B.
C.
D.
22.  All bacteria require the same conditions to live and grow.
A.
B.
23.  The largest customer of Central Service is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
24.  The basic unit of life.
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  Healthy people do not harbor or transmit bacteria.
A.
B.
26.  This tissue connects one bone to another.
A.
B.
C.
D.
27.  The largest organ of the body.
A.
B.
C.
D.
28.  Since Central Service Technicians do not handle money, ethics considerations do not apply to them.
A.
B.
29.  The bacterial reproductive process that takes place when a mother cell divides into two daughter cells is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
30.  Thread-like "tails" that help bacteria move through liquids are called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
31.  The "throat".
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  This procedure is the removal of the gall bladder.
A.
B.
C.
D.
33.  Anaerobic bacteria require free oxygen to live.
A.
B.
34.  The main control unit of the central nervous system.
A.
B.
C.
D.
35.  The last word element in a medical term is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
36.  The lining of the uterus.
A.
B.
C.
D.
37.  These carry blood away from the heart.
A.
B.
C.
D.
38.  Staphylococcus is classified as a gram-positive bacteria.
A.
B.
39.  Tetanus and botulism do not require free oxygen to grow, so they are classified as BLANK bacteria
A.
B.
C.
D.
40.  Central Service workflow can be divided into the handling of 3 categories of items: soiled items, clean items and sterile items.
A.
B.
41.  This gland stimulates body growth.
A.
B.
C.
D.
42.  The process by which cartilage is replaced by bone.
A.
B.
C.
D.
43.  The spore is the functional center of a cell.
A.
B.
44.  What type of air pressure is required for decontamination areas?
A.
B.
C.
D.
45.  The suffix, "ectomy," refers to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
46.  This is where the digestive process begins.
A.
B.
C.
D.
47.  Central Service Technicians must wear special attire referred to as blank to minimize their exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contaminants.
A.
B.
C.
D.
48.  Tube-like structures that connect the kidneys to the urinary bladder.
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B.
C.
D.
49.  Which of the following tells a primary meaning of a word?
A.
B.
C.
D.
50.  The term "intercosto" means
A.
B.
C.
D.
51.  "Lithotripsy" refers to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
52.  This organ pumps blood throughout the body
A.
B.
C.
D.
53.  This surgical procedure removes the uterus.
A.
B.
C.
D.
54.  These muscles control involuntary movements like, breathing, digestion, etc.
A.
B.
C.
D.
55.  The root element, "gastro," refers to the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
56.  Central Service Technicians can protect patients by breaking the chain of infection.
A.
B.
57.  Any place where two bones meet.
A.
B.
C.
D.
58.  All microorganisms are harmful to humans.
A.
B.
59.  BLANK are often pathogenic to humans because they grow best at body temperatures.
A.
B.
C.
D.
60.  The pathway that food takes through the digestive system.
A.
B.
C.
D.
61.  Career growth and progression is virtually non-existent for Central Service Technicians.
A.
B.
62.  In Central Service, the concept of "one-way flow of materials" refers to the movement of products:
A.
B.
C.
D.
63.  A somewhat flexible muscular tube that helps move food into the stomach.
A.
B.
C.
D.
64.  In the future, which of the following will more frequently become a requirement for working in a Central Service department?
A.
B.
C.
D.
65.  This part of the nervous system controls many automatic body functions like the heartbeat and breathing.
A.
B.
C.
D.
66.  "Hyperglycemia" refers to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
67.  Department that perform central service functions may go by other names at different facilities. For example, Sterile Processing and Distribution, Surgical Supply, etc.
A.
B.
68.  The use of analytical skills to solve problems and make decisions is a component of which of the following knowledge and skills dimensions?
A.
B.
C.
D.
69.  This system gives the body shape and support.
A.
B.
C.
D.
70.  This surgical procedure removes tissue or displaced bone from the wrist area to release pressure on the median nerve.
A.
B.
C.
D.
71.  The functional center of a cell that governs activity and heredity is called the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
72.  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.
A.
B.
C.
D.
73.  More than 55% of blood is made up of this yellowish liquid.
A.
B.
C.
D.
74.  A cord of fibrous tissue that connects muscle to a bone.
A.
B.
C.
D.
75.  Bacteria are divided into 3 main shape classifications, BLANK (round), BLANK (rods), and BLANK (spirals).
76.  Which of the following surgical abbreviations might be used relating to a fracture bone?
A.
B.
C.
D.
77.  The white portion of the eye is called the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
78.  The term "rhinoplasty," refers to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
79.  "Dermopathy" is a(an):
A.
B.
C.
D.
80.  Herpes Simplex is a BLANK disease.
A.
B.
C.
D.
81.  The purpose of a combining vowel is to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
82.  Since modern Central Service Departments are virtually risk-free, Central Service Technicians need not to be concerned with safety.
A.
B.
83.  Surgical instruments should be inspected:
A.
B.
C.
D.
84.  Nosocomial infections are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
85.  The hip joint is an example of a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
86.  These cell components are comprised of DNA and pass on traits of parent cells to new cells.
A.
B.
C.
D.
87.  The term, "BKA", refers to a surgical procedure involving:
A.
B.
C.
D.
88.  This tissue covers the body's external surface.
A.
B.
C.
D.
89.  The term "hemi" is a
A.
B.
C.
D.
90.  The brain center of a cell.
A.
B.
C.
D.
91.  Soiled instruments and other items are received in the blank area of the Central Service Department.
A.
B.
C.
D.
92.  Central Service Technicians must be able to adapt to change
A.
B.
93.  A type of connective tissue fluid that moves throughout the circulatory system.
A.
B.
C.
D.
94.  Most bacteria are approximately BLANK microns in size.
A.
B.
C.
D.
95.  Viruses are larger than bacteria.
A.
B.
96.  The two most common processes designed to classify bacteria by color change are the BLANK and the BLANK.
97.  This organ filters blood to remove amino acids and neutralize some harmful toxins.
A.
B.
C.
D.
98.  Spores help some microorganisms survive in adverse conditions.
A.
B.
99.  The "voice box".
A.
B.
C.
D.
100.  Produces a fluid element in semen that stimulates the motility of sperm.
A.
B.
C.
D.
101.  The use of positive and negative air pressure in the Central Service Department is designed to take the place of heating and air conditioning.
A.
B.
102.  The human resources tool that identifies major tasks performed by persons in specific positions is called a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
103.  The term, "CR", relates to a surgical procedure for:
A.
B.
C.
D.
104.  Sunlight is lethal to the BLANK stage of pathogens.
A.
B.
C.
D.
105.  Which of the following is the most popular title for the Central Service department head?
A.
B.
C.
D.
106.  Blank is the first step in the sterilization process.
A.
B.
C.
D.
107.  The term, "periosteal elevator," refers to"
A.
B.
C.
D.
108.  Which of the following means "beside or near"?
A.
B.
C.
D.
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