Supervisor Certification Examination Study Guide

46 Questions  I  By Antonio78 on November 10, 2011
CERTIFICATION BOARD FOR STERILE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION

  
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1.  The CS/SPD department may be responsible for ensuring that all or some of the patient care items are appropriately charge to the patient. The arguments for capturing patient charges in a managed care enviroment are as varied as the systems available for this process. The principal argument for is?
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2.  Inspection and verification of adequate cleaning is difficult with instruments?
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3.  Many systems for patient charging are available. The two most common systems are?
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4.  Which of the following precautions is universally applicable to the prevention of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to healthcare workers?
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5.  The PRIMARY purpose of the decontamination process is to?
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6.  In order to develop a budget for replacement instruments on procedural trays, the SPD Supervisor must gather information on the item specifications including.
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7.  One of the most important aspects of inventory management of surgical case carts is Continuous Review and?
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8.  Oppenents argue that patient charge have no direct impact on the reimbursement recieved by the healthcare facility and that there is no positive impact on the CS/SPD budget. In fact , some patient charge systems are labor-intensive. Which principal arguments is this?
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9.  If CS/SPD is asked to add another par level restock unit to the current inventory, the approximate time necessary to count the inventory, select the supplies, travel to and from the unit, and deliver the supplies must be determined, as well as the frequency with which these tasks must be performed.
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10.  The equipment and supplies needed for resuscitation carts and other specialty carts are difficult to forecast. Keeping records of the number and contents of the carts provided by CS/SPD will help identify personnel and supply variances. Par levels should be reviewed at least annually to ensure the lowest possible inventory levels consistent with quality patient care. Factors that can adversely affect the personnel or medical/surgical supply budget include the following?
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11.  All supplies, whether patient-chargeable or nonchargeable, are distributed to a department or nursing unit. Only supplies not chargeable to patients are distributed to a department or nursing unit. How are these charges categorized?
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12.  All clean transport carts should
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13.  Mary needs a day off due to a medical emergency at home. This is the third such request from Mary in four months. The SPD Supervisor should:
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14.  Which of the following is NOT recommended for use in wrapping materials for EtO sterilization?
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15.  Inventory management and control of supplies is essential to good budgeting. Inventory levels must be sufficient to meet the needs of various departments without excess. This budget depends largely on the types of services that CS/SPD providdes to the healthcare facility.
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16.  Staphylococcal infections, typhoid fever, streptococcal infections, tuberculosis and syphilis are examples of diseases caused by
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17.  Which sterilization method would be most appropriate for petrolatum gauze dressings
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18.  The hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) component in an Ethylene Oxide (EtO) sterilant mixture is used to
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19.  What is the minimum distance sterile items should be stored from the floor?
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20.  According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), heathcare facilities must strive to provide employment for the disabled by providing.
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21.  The FIRST action to take if a fire occurs in the SPD is to?
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22.  Distilled or Deionized water is used in the decontamination  process as a final rinse for surgical instruments because it?
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23.  A new device has been received for processing. What should be done FIRST?
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24.  A reusable medical device is
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25.  What processes are used to prepare patient care equipment in the decontamination area?
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26.  The supplies used for surgical case carts are dispensed by CS/SPD and thus must be included in the department budget. Increases in the case load of the OR and the labor and delivery department should be monitored. The number and types of carts should be tracked, and the contents of the carts should be reviewd annually to eliminate any excesses.
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27.  If the facility unexpectedly changes from single-use procedure trays or surgical textiles to reusable ones, the cost of the additional equipment and labor needed for processing will adversely affect the budget. Conversely, if single -use trays or surgical textiles are projected for use, there will be significant savings in labor costs but an increase in supply costs. Which budget monitoring is this?
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28.  After four hours of work in one area of SPD, the Supervisor asks the technician to move to another work area. Which one of the following movements would require a removal of personal protective equipment?
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29.  The largest organ of the body is the?
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30.  Absorbent materials are placed between nested basins during packaging in order to?
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31.  The organism used as biological indicator to test both steam and EtO sterilizers belongs to which family of bacteria?
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32.  A new low temperature gas plasma sterilizer has been purchased for SPD. The Supervisor should make sure what type of packaging materials are available for use with this system?
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33.  A budget that is prepared by the finance department on the basis of past history,current information, and some projections for future costs?
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34.  Which writing implement is best to write on autoclave tape?
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35.  A load containing implants was sterilized with a BI test pack. As the results were being read, the supervisor notices the BI vial has a lot # of 2031 NP and the control vial has a lot # of 2013NP. What action, if any, should the supervisor take?
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36.  Muslin that is used as a surgical wrap should have a minimum thread count of
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37.  Which of the following is ALWAYS a sterilization parameter regardless of the method of sterilization?
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38.  The SPD Supervisor notes the temperature in the Decontamination Area is 62*F. What action, if any, should the supervisor take?
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39.  Why should linen processing be carried out in an enclosed or segregated area?
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40.  The room temperature range in a sterile storage area should fall between?
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41.  Ethylene Oxide (Eto) is considered hazardous in the workplace for all of the following reasons EXCEPT that it is?
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42.  An employee gets burned removing items from a steam sterilizer. What should the SPD Supervisor do FIRST?
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43.  Positive pressure is required in a sterile storage area to ensure that.
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44.  The best way to contain forceps inside a rigid container for steam sterilization is to;
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45.  When interviewing a candidate, the SPD Supervisor should set up the interview?
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46.  The PRIMARY goal of a good supply distribution system for patient care areas is that supplies and equipment are?
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