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1.  367. A microscopic blood exam that estimates the percentages of each type of white cell is called a
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B.
C.
D.
2.  381. A criteria that identifies, measures, monitors, and evaluates patient care is
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B.
C.
D.
3.  213. the action of an anticholinergic drug is to reduce
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B.
C.
D.
4.  209. an inch equals
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D.
5.  364. Preoperative chest x-rays
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B.
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D.
6.  257. which technique can be employed to prevent pain during an operative procedure or to relieve chronic pain
A.
B.
C.
D.
7.  243. neuroleptoanalgesia combines
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B.
C.
D.
8.  220. a drug that decreases the tendency of blood platelets to clot is
A.
B.
C.
D.
9.  277. when steam is used to sterilize a rubber tubing or catheter
A.
B.
C.
D.
10.  241. the last sensation to leave the patient during general anesthesia induction is
A.
B.
C.
D.
11.  222. a topical antibiotic is 
A.
B.
C.
D.
12.  361. A type and crossmatch is done
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  319. If an OR staff member wears eyeglasses
A.
B.
C.
D.
14.  273. the pounds of pressure necessary in a steam sterilizer set at 250F is
A.
B.
C.
D.
15.  203. wound healing that employs a technique allowing the wound to heal from the bottom up is called
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B.
C.
D.
16.  204. which body fluid is least likely to transmit HIV
A.
B.
C.
D.
17.  202. to promote healing, a surgical wound must have all of the following requisites except
A.
B.
C.
D.
18.  171. The body's first line of defense against the invasion of pathogens is
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  309. All of the following statements regarding muslin wrappers are true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
20.  379. The doctrine of Respondeat Superior refers to
A.
B.
C.
D.
21.  303. Activated glutaraldehyde is used to disinfect endoscopes for
A.
B.
C.
D.
22.  176. clostridium tetani causes
A.
B.
C.
D.
23.  201. the type of wound healing that requires debridement is
A.
B.
C.
D.
24.  256. pontocaine is
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  260. a vasoconstrictor that, when added to a local anesthetic agent, extends its life is
A.
B.
C.
D.
26.  195. tensile strength of a wound refers to
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B.
C.
D.
27.  261. the purpose of an LMA is
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B.
C.
D.
28.  279. Gravity displacement utilizes ___________ to destroy microorganisms
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B.
C.
D.
29.  352. If the surgeon wants to assess the patient's ability to void voluntarily via the urethra, yet sees the need for urinary drainage, he could use a
A.
B.
C.
D.
30.  320. Each statement regarding OR attire is true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
31.  259. another name for adrenalin is
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  237. the universal donor blood that may be given in extreme emergencies until the patient can by typed and crossmatched is
A.
B.
C.
D.
33.  193. the space caused by separation of wound edges is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
34.  389. Which virus can be transmitted by a needle puncture or splash in the eye?
A.
B.
C.
D.
35.  161. Passage of fluid through a cell membrane is called
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B.
C.
D.
36.  301. What is the function of an aerator in EO sterilization?
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B.
C.
D.
37.  255. compazine is
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B.
C.
D.
38.  245. an antimuscarinic
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B.
C.
D.
39.  205. a band of scar tissue that binds together two anatomical surfaces that are normally separate from each other is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
40.  168. The clinical syndrome characterized by microbial invasion of the bloodstream is
A.
B.
C.
D.
41.  392. Which body organ is most susceptible to laser injury
A.
B.
C.
D.
42.  187. the bacteria highly resistant to sterilization and disinfection is
A.
B.
C.
D.
43.  240. a drug used to treat metabolic acidosis is
A.
B.
C.
D.
44.  347. Systolic blood pressure represents
A.
B.
C.
D.
45.  359. A patient is on anticoagulant drugs. Which of the following tests may be done to check the clotting time of his or her blood?
A.
B.
C.
D.
46.  254. the indication for an epidural would be
A.
B.
C.
D.
47.  362. A patient scheduled for surgery has a hematocrit reading of 40% of whole blood volume. This is
A.
B.
C.
D.
48.  296. To kill spores, an item must be immersed in a 2% aqueous solution of glutaraldehyde for
A.
B.
C.
D.
49.  212. a drug used to increase blood pressure is
A.
B.
C.
D.
50.  358. When drawing a blood sample for arterial blood gases (ABGs), what is considered a safe time lapse between blood drawing and analysis?
A.
B.
C.
D.
51.  335. During lateral positioning, a
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B.
C.
D.
52.  280. The process called cavitation occurs in the
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B.
C.
D.
53.  314. What is the standard safety margin on package wrappers?
A.
B.
C.
D.
54.  306. The Endoflush system
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B.
C.
D.
55.  276. the minimun exposure time for unwrapped instruments in a flash sterilizer that is set at 270F (132C) is
A.
B.
C.
D.
56.  244. a sedative- tranquilizer used to reduce anxiety and apprehension of the pre-op patient and as an adjunct to general anesthesia to reduce the amount and concentration of other more potent agents is
A.
B.
C.
D.
57.  262. a drug used to reverse hypotension is
A.
B.
C.
D.
58.  308. Which of the following is the only acceptable plastic that can be used for a steam sterilization wrapper?
A.
B.
C.
D.
59.  393. How is inhalation of the laser plume best prevented?
A.
B.
C.
D.
60.  300. Oil is best sterilized by
A.
B.
C.
D.
61.  340. Anesthetized patients should be moved slowly to
A.
B.
C.
D.
62.  305. The chemical sterilant used in the STERIS method of sterilizing is
A.
B.
C.
D.
63.  251. The most frequently used barbiturate for intravenous anesthesia is
A.
B.
C.
D.
64.  207. an mg is a measurement of
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B.
C.
D.
65.  267. which piece of equipment is of extreme importance when anesthesia induction begins?
A.
B.
C.
D.
66.  365. An electrocardiogram is
A.
B.
C.
D.
67.  330. Which statement is false regarding the position on the OR table?
A.
B.
C.
D.
68.  386. Ionizing radiation protection is afforded by the use of
A.
B.
C.
D.
69.  167. What immune protection is available to the fetus
A.
B.
C.
D.
70.  385. Radiation exposure of the staff is monitored with
A.
B.
C.
D.
71.  253. a method of anesthesia in which medication is injected into the subarachnoid space, affecting a portion of the spinal cord is called a
A.
B.
C.
D.
72.  183. the organism most frequently found in burns is
A.
B.
C.
D.
73.  229. tubal patency may be tested by the installation of _________ into the uterine cavity.
A.
B.
C.
D.
74.  348. Tachycardia is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
75.  270. tables are considered sterile
A.
B.
C.
D.
76.  285. Why would gas sterilization be chosen over steam sterilization?
A.
B.
C.
D.
77.  192. removal of contaminated debris from a wound is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
78.  351. Which term indicates low or decreased blood volume?
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B.
C.
D.
79.  360. The preoperative urinalysis test done on a patient indicates that the specific gravity is 1.050. This
A.
B.
C.
D.
80.  339. When using an armboard, the most important measure is to
A.
B.
C.
D.
81.  186. gas gangrene is caused by
A.
B.
C.
D.
82.  268. the minimum distance a nonsterile person should remain from a sterile field is
A.
B.
C.
D.
83.  288. The lumen of a tubing undergoing ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization is
A.
B.
C.
D.
84.  341. If the patient is in a supine position, the circulator must always
A.
B.
C.
D.
85.  266. arterial blood gases (ABGs) are commonly obtained by accessing the
A.
B.
C.
D.
86.  366. After being scheduled in the OR for a routine tonsillectomy, the nurse checking the chart of a patient notes that the hemoglobin is 9.0 g. This reading is
A.
B.
C.
D.
87.  225. an osmotic diuretic agent used to decrease cerebral edema and intraocular edema is 
A.
B.
C.
D.
88.  189. the burn classification that is characterized by a dry, pearly white, or charred-appearing surface is
A.
B.
C.
D.
89.  217. an absorbable gelatin hemostatic agent that is often soaked in thrombin or epinephrine solution is
A.
B.
C.
D.
90.  275. a wrapped tray of instruments is sterilized in a gravity displacement sterilizer at 250F for
A.
B.
C.
D.
91.  173. a procedure used to remove damaged tissue that provides growth conditions for pathogens is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
92.  307. Which of the following is not an acceptable wrapper for gas sterilization?
A.
B.
C.
D.
93.  162. Oxygen-dependent bacteria are said to be
A.
B.
C.
D.
94.  299. "Slow exhaust" in a gravity displacement steam sterilizer is used for
A.
B.
C.
D.
95.  214. the total volume in a 30-cc syringe is
A.
B.
C.
D.
96.  345. The anesthesiologist closes the eyelids of a general anesthetic patient for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
97.  282. All of the following statements regarding steam sterilization are true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
98.  174. herpes simplex is commonly called
A.
B.
C.
D.
99.  312. An item dropped on the floor is considered safe only if
A.
B.
C.
D.
100.  196. the substance that unites with thrombin to form fibrin, the basic structural material of blood clots is
A.
B.
C.
D.
101.  224. the most common diuretic is
A.
B.
C.
D.
102.  252. halothane is also called
A.
B.
C.
D.
103.  221. an antibiotic used intraoperatively is
A.
B.
C.
D.
104.  371. External cardiac compression
A.
B.
C.
D.
105.  180. The bacteria that causes rheumatic fever is
A.
B.
C.
D.
106.  166. Microbial death occurs when an organism is
A.
B.
C.
D.
107.  160. The english surgeon who began the age of chemical control of the atmosphere was
A.
B.
C.
D.
108.  383. In which way could a patient's response to impending surgery exhibit itself?
A.
B.
C.
D.
109.  332. A patient with a fractured femur is being moved to the OR table. Who is responsible for supporting and protecting the fracture site?
A.
B.
C.
D.
110.  278. To be sterilized effectively, a linen pack must not weigh more than
A.
B.
C.
D.
111.  327. When moving the patient from the OR table, who is responsible for guarding the head and neck from injury
A.
B.
C.
D.
112.  198. keloids are
A.
B.
C.
D.
113.  295. In a high-speed flash sterilizer, unwrapped instruments are exposed for a minimum of
A.
B.
C.
D.
114.  248. a drug used to soothe and relieve anxiety is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
115.  321. The most effective protection from radiation of x-rays is a
A.
B.
C.
D.
116.  247. a bolus is
A.
B.
C.
D.
117.  326. When using a patient roller, how many people are necessary to move the patient safely and efficiently?
A.
B.
C.
D.
118.  323. Sterile gloves
A.
B.
C.
D.
119.  324 Electrical cords should be
A.
B.
C.
D.
120.  382. Each of the following applies to an incident report EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
121.  313. When using a pour solution
A.
B.
C.
D.
122.  369. Operative records documenting all aspects of perioperative care are required by
A.
B.
C.
D.
123.  391. The best measure for staff protection against HIV is
A.
B.
C.
D.
124.  375. If a patient falls because he or she was left unattended, the OR team member could be cited in a lawsuit for
A.
B.
C.
D.
125.  378. The legal doctrine that mandates every professional nurse and technician to carry out their duties according to national standards of care practiced throughout the country is the
A.
B.
C.
D.
126.  182. What organism is responsible for a boil
A.
B.
C.
D.
127.  329. When moving a patient with a fracture in the OR, all of the following are true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
128.  172. rodlike shaped bacteria are identified microscopically as
A.
B.
C.
D.
129.  290. The commercial name for glutaraldehyde is
A.
B.
C.
D.
130.  355. Uncontrolled increased positive pressure in one side of the thorax causes collapse of the opposite side, which is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
131.  206. a drug that interferes with the blood clotting mechanism is
A.
B.
C.
D.
132.  337. The lithotomy position requires each of the following EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
133.  163. The destruction of bacteria by white cells during the inflammatory process is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
134.  283. Wrapped basin sets may be sterilized by steam under pressure at 250F for a minimum of
A.
B.
C.
D.
135.  387. A potential safety hazard associated with laser surgery is
A.
B.
C.
D.
136.  219. an anticoagulant given subcutaneously, intravenously, or as a flush is
A.
B.
C.
D.
137.  228. solu-medrol is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
138.  236. heparin effects are reversed by
A.
B.
C.
D.
139.  190. OSHA is a governmental regulating agency whose aim is to
A.
B.
C.
D.
140.  226. a systemic agent used to control uterine hemorrhage is
A.
B.
C.
D.
141.  284. Which of the following statements regarding the sterilization of basin sets is true?
A.
B.
C.
D.
142.  353. When catheterizing a patient
A.
B.
C.
D.
143.  310. Packages wrapped in muslin must have
A.
B.
C.
D.
144.  199. a wound that is infected or one in which there is an excessive loss of tissue heals by
A.
B.
C.
D.
145.  165. staphylococcus aureus would most likely be transmitted by
A.
B.
C.
D.
146.  242. an ultrashort acting drug useful during intubation to produce paralysis and also to produce muscle relaxation when used in a dilute solution is
A.
B.
C.
D.
147.  333. Crossing the patient's arms across his or her chest may cause
A.
B.
C.
D.
148.  357. The patient has received preoperative medication. The action to be taken when this patient complains of dry mouth (thirst) and requests water would be to
A.
B.
C.
D.
149.  336. To prevent strain to the lumbosacral muscles and ligaments when the patient is in the lithotomy position
A.
B.
C.
D.
150.  356. Why is the obese patient at greater surgical risk that one of normal weight?
A.
B.
C.
D.
151.  373. A patient was burned on the lip with a hot mouth gag. Which of the following actions would have prevented this incident?
A.
B.
C.
D.
152.  293. What is the shelf life of Cidex
A.
B.
C.
D.
153.  216. avitene is
A.
B.
C.
D.
154.  354. In which burn classification ate the skin and subcutaneous tissue destroyed?
A.
B.
C.
D.
155.  294. In which procedure would the use of a high-level disinfectant be acceptable instrument preparation?
A.
B.
C.
D.
156.  211. one gram equals
A.
B.
C.
D.
157.  318. The room temperature in an operating room (OR) should be
A.
B.
C.
D.
158.  315. When opening a wrapper, the circulator should open the top flap
A.
B.
C.
D.
159.  194. if tissue is approximated too tightly is can cause
A.
B.
C.
D.
160.  304. When using a high-level disinfectant, always
A.
B.
C.
D.
161.  234. an artificial plasma-volume expander is
A.
B.
C.
D.
162.  344. In the prone position, the thorax must be elevated from the OR table to prevent
A.
B.
C.
D.
163.  297. When placing tubing in an activated glutaraldehyde solution, one should
A.
B.
C.
D.
164.  343. Ulnar nerve damage could result from
A.
B.
C.
D.
165.  384. Excessive exposure to radiation can affect the
A.
B.
C.
D.
166.  230. a mydriatic drug, neo-synephrine, is used to
A.
B.
C.
D.
167.  210. how many milliliters are in 1 ounce
A.
B.
C.
D.
168.  181. a severe allergic reaction possibly resulting in death is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
169.  188. a bacteria found in the intestinal tract is
A.
B.
C.
D.
170.  208. the solutions used intravenously to replace plasma when plasma is not available is
A.
B.
C.
D.
171.  328. To move the patient from the transport stretcher to the OR table
A.
B.
C.
D.
172.  272. if a solution soaks through a sterile drape
A.
B.
C.
D.
173.  197. a cicatrix is
A.
B.
C.
D.
174.  286. The chemical agent used in gas sterilization is
A.
B.
C.
D.
175.  316. When the scrub nurse opens an inner sterile wrapper
A.
B.
C.
D.
176.  390. While using this mixture, a scavenging system is used to collect and exhaust or absorb its vapors. It is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
177.  380. Except for endotrachael tube installation, basic life support cannot be interrupted for more than
A.
B.
C.
D.
178.  372. Which action is the responsibility of the scrub person during an intraoperative CPR effort?
A.
B.
C.
D.
179.  200. a CDC guideline that addresses the care of "sharps" includes all of the following except
A.
B.
C.
D.
180.  338. All of the following are requirements of the Kraske position EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
181.  179. which bacteria is commonly found in soil
A.
B.
C.
D.
182.  317. When flipping a sterile item onto the field, the circulator may
A.
B.
C.
D.
183.  191. Inflammation is characterized by pain, redness, heat, swelling, and loss of function. The redness can be attributed to
A.
B.
C.
D.
184.  177. a laboratory procedure useful in classifying bacteria using a staining procedure is
A.
B.
C.
D.
185.  231. Immobility of the eye, along with lowered intra-ocular pressure is facilitated by the use of
A.
B.
C.
D.
186.  281. All of the following statements regarding instrument sets are true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
187.  334. A precaution always taken when the patient is in the supine position is to
A.
B.
C.
D.
188.  377. A lack of care or skill that any nurse or technician in the same situation would be expected to use is the legal definition of
A.
B.
C.
D.
189.  265. a drug that could be used to reverse the effect of muscle relaxants is
A.
B.
C.
D.
190.  350. The body temperature taken orally is 98.6F. What is it in Celsius?
A.
B.
C.
D.
191.  185. which type of wound would favor the development of gas gangrene
A.
B.
C.
D.
192.  258. the most widely used local anesthetic is
A.
B.
C.
D.
193.  164. Bacteriostatic means
A.
B.
C.
D.
194.  380. Liability is a legal rule that
A.
B.
C.
D.
195.  178. a fulminating infection arising from necrotic tissue and spreading rapidly is
A.
B.
C.
D.
196.  311. The maximum storage life for a muslin wrapped item in a closed cabinet is
A.
B.
C.
D.
197.  331. To avoid compromising the venous circulation, the restraint or safety strap should be placed
A.
B.
C.
D.
198.  233. an agent that keeps the cornea moist during surgery and is used for irrigation as well is
A.
B.
C.
D.
199.  175. all of the following descriptors refer to the inflammatory process except
A.
B.
C.
D.
200.  232. miochol is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.