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1.  One can clean without sterilizing, but one cannot sterilize without cleaning.
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2.  To unload a sterilizer, crack the door, and wait __________ minutes (if a vacuum unit) or _____________  minutes (if a gravity sterilizer) to assure proper evaporation and drying.
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3.  If the load includes complex or lumened instruments, mixed materials, or multiple instruments, a ____________ cycle at 270deg F (132deg C) should be used.
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4.  One can clean without disinfecting, but one cannot disinfect without cleaning.
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5.  Which of the following is not an ergonomic stressor?
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6.  Chemicals that remove or inactivate hard water minerals are known as:
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7.  Pre-set pre-vacuum flash cycle drying time helps decrease steam in the chamber and does dry the instruments.
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8.  Glucagon is a hormone that decreases the blood sugar level.
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9.  Hydrogen peroxide does not have the same inherent penetration capabilities as EtO, nor is it nearly as soluble in most materials.
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10.  Some chemical indicators are often the first performance test the user sees upon opening a sterile package.
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11.  There is no national recommendation for how long Central Sterile Dept needs to maintain cycle records.
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12.  A molecular reaction that creates an uncontrolled release of energy is known as:
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13.  The Express cycle is a just-in-time process and has a shelf life.
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14.  The Express cycle is preset by the manufacturer for __________ minutes at 270deg F with _________ minutes of trying time and a total cycle of __________ minutes.
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15.  There are two types of sterile solutions:____________ and external solutions.
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16.  If the Flash sterilization load consists of a single instrument comprised of metal and without lumens, a ___________ cycle at 270deg F (132deg C) should be used.
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17.  Quality Assurance for EtO has process monitors that consists of the "4 R's": Run, Read, Record and ___________.
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18.  Accreditation is a mandatory process by which an organization measures the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards.
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19.  The amount of time required to kill 90% of the microorganisms present is known as:
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20.  USP-NF states packaging requirements for purified water.
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21.  The Department of Veteran's Affairs has its own certification programs and does not follow AAMI guidelines.
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22.  The process of sterilizing an item that is not packaged is known as Terminal Sterilization.
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23.  The process of sterilizing an items that is packaged is known as Flash Sterilization
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24.  Insulin is a hormone that increases the level of sugar in the blood.
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25.  Unlike gravity flash cycles, pre-vacuum flash cycles are standard sterilization cycles with a limited drying time.
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26.  EtO Personnel Monitoring records must be kept for 30 years after an employee has completed the last EtO-related task.
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27.  Two basic types of dry heat sterilizers are used in dental offices, which are oven type and ____________.
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28.  EtO inactivates microbes by a process called__________, which seek out specific proteins in microbes to which to react.
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29.  Specialized words or phrases known only by persons working in a position is known as Jargon.
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30.  Up to _______ percent of the micro-organisms on an instrument can be removed with thorough cleaning.
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31.  _________ involves methods used to assess the risks of a specific activity, and to develop a program to reduce losses from exposure to them.
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32.  They style of sterilizer use a repeated sequence of steam flush and pressure pulse to remove air form the sterilizer chamber to process materials.
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33.  Sterilization______________ indicators help to confirm that package have been properly exposed to the sterilization process, and can be the first sign of a process error.
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34.  The most widely used temperature for dry heat sterilization is a minimum of 320deg F for preferably, two hours.
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35.  Fire extinguishers appropriate to the hazards that is present. If the fire involved flammable liquid which type of extinguisher would you use?
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36.  Chemicals that hold hard water minerals in solution, and prevent soaps or detergents from reacting with the minerals is known as:
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37.  Ozone is generated within the equipment so there is no need to handle sterilant containers for Ozone Sterilizers.
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38.  Non-porous and porous items within wraps, pouches, or containers can be sterilized in pre-vacuum cycles if the appropiate times and temperatures are used for each.
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39.  Mixed EtO systems operates under a vacuum, while 100% EtO systems operate under pressure.
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40.  A chemical process applied during instrument manufacture that provides a corrosion-resistant finish by forming a thin transparent oxide film is known as:
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41.  A disease, one that occurs more or less continuously throughout a community is known as:
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42.  Bacteria that grows best in the cold is known as:
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43.  MSDS contains important information about hazardous materials that employee must know to work safely with any given material.
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44.  The amount of Eto that remains inside materials after sterilization is called the residual.
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45.  To test the sharpness of chisels and osteotomes, a CS tech would use_______________.
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