We have sent an email with your new password.


Surgical Technology Examination Appleton & Lange 13-32 CST Exam Prep

234 Questions  I  By YourMainParadox
  • Share This on Twitter
  • +
CST Quizzes & Trivia
Surgical Technology Examination Appleton & Lange 13-32 CST exam prep

   or Create Online Exam
Changes are done, please start the quiz.


Question Excerpt

Removing question excerpt is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
1.  190. OSHA is a governmental regulating agency whose aim is to
A.
B.
C.
D.
2.  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.
3.  196. the substance that unites with thrombin to form fibrin, the basic structural material of blood clots is
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  214. the total volume in a 30-cc syringe is
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.  393. How is inhalation of the laser plume best prevented?
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.  305. The chemical sterilant used in the STERIS method of sterilizing is
A.
B.
C.
D.
7.  271. at the end of the case, drapes should be
A.
B.
C.
D.
8.  320. Each statement regarding OR attire is true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
9.  360. The preoperative urinalysis test done on a patient indicates that the specific gravity is 1.050. This
A.
B.
C.
D.
10.  171. The body's first line of defense against the invasion of pathogens is
A.
B.
C.
D.
11.  258. the most widely used local anesthetic is
A.
B.
C.
D.
12.  361. A type and crossmatch is done
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  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.
14.  341. If the patient is in a supine position, the circulator must always
A.
B.
C.
D.
15.  266. arterial blood gases (ABGs) are commonly obtained by accessing the
A.
B.
C.
D.
16.  334. A precaution always taken when the patient is in the supine position is to
A.
B.
C.
D.
17.  187. the bacteria highly resistant to sterilization and disinfection is
A.
B.
C.
D.
18.  297. When placing tubing in an activated glutaraldehyde solution, one should
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  200. a CDC guideline that addresses the care of "sharps" includes all of the following except
A.
B.
C.
D.
20.  324 Electrical cords should be
A.
B.
C.
D.
21.  184. a bacterial pathogen most frequently invading damaged skin is
A.
B.
C.
D.
22.  345. The anesthesiologist closes the eyelids of a general anesthetic patient for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
23.  241. the last sensation to leave the patient during general anesthesia induction is
A.
B.
C.
D.
24.  362. A patient scheduled for surgery has a hematocrit reading of 40% of whole blood volume. This is
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  203. wound healing that employs a technique allowing the wound to heal from the bottom up is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
26.  350. The body temperature taken orally is 98.6F. What is it in Celsius?
A.
B.
C.
D.
27.  322. It is considered good technique to
A.
B.
C.
D.
28.  250. Which inhalation agent is used for short procedures requiring no muscle relaxation
A.
B.
C.
D.
29.  162. Oxygen-dependent bacteria are said to be
A.
B.
C.
D.
30.  342. Extreme positions of the head and arm can cause injury to the
A.
B.
C.
D.
31.  291. A 30 minute, single use, sterilization system useful for endoscopes is
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  348. Tachycardia is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
33.  240. a drug used to treat metabolic acidosis is
A.
B.
C.
D.
34.  201. the type of wound healing that requires debridement is
A.
B.
C.
D.
35.  167. What immune protection is available to the fetus
A.
B.
C.
D.
36.  367. A microscopic blood exam that estimates the percentages of each type of white cell is called a
A.
B.
C.
D.
37.  384. Excessive exposure to radiation can affect the
A.
B.
C.
D.
38.  330. Which statement is false regarding the position on the OR table?
A.
B.
C.
D.
39.  286. The chemical agent used in gas sterilization is
A.
B.
C.
D.
40.  365. An electrocardiogram is
A.
B.
C.
D.
41.  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.
42.  368. Which procedure is NOT absolutely necessary in patient identification?
A.
B.
C.
D.
43.  215. Naloxone (narcan) is an example of a/an
A.
B.
C.
D.
44.  309. All of the following statements regarding muslin wrappers are true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
45.  356. Why is the obese patient at greater surgical risk that one of normal weight?
A.
B.
C.
D.
46.  276. the minimun exposure time for unwrapped instruments in a flash sterilizer that is set at 270F (132C) is
A.
B.
C.
D.
47.  389. Which virus can be transmitted by a needle puncture or splash in the eye?
A.
B.
C.
D.
48.  255. compazine is
A.
B.
C.
D.
49.  274. positive assurance that sterilization conditions have been achieved can only be obtained through
A.
B.
C.
D.
50.  304. When using a high-level disinfectant, always
A.
B.
C.
D.
51.  254. the indication for an epidural would be
A.
B.
C.
D.
52.  210. how many milliliters are in 1 ounce
A.
B.
C.
D.
53.  245. an antimuscarinic
A.
B.
C.
D.
54.  300. Oil is best sterilized by
A.
B.
C.
D.
55.  371. External cardiac compression
A.
B.
C.
D.
56.  223. which item is used on cut edges of bone to seal off oozing of blood
A.
B.
C.
D.
57.  257. which technique can be employed to prevent pain during an operative procedure or to relieve chronic pain
A.
B.
C.
D.
58.  292. Which of the following is essential when using activated glutaraldehyde for sterilization?
A.
B.
C.
D.
59.  218. Each of the following agents must be applied using dry gloves or instruments except
A.
B.
C.
D.
60.  295. In a high-speed flash sterilizer, unwrapped instruments are exposed for a minimum of
A.
B.
C.
D.
61.  160. The english surgeon who began the age of chemical control of the atmosphere was
A.
B.
C.
D.
62.  235. an anticoagulant used in vascular surgery is
A.
B.
C.
D.
63.  234. an artificial plasma-volume expander is
A.
B.
C.
D.
64.  270. tables are considered sterile
A.
B.
C.
D.
65.  268. the minimum distance a nonsterile person should remain from a sterile field is
A.
B.
C.
D.
66.  321. The most effective protection from radiation of x-rays is a
A.
B.
C.
D.
67.  333. Crossing the patient's arms across his or her chest may cause
A.
B.
C.
D.
68.  263. blood or fluid can be quickly delivered to a patient via
A.
B.
C.
D.
69.  178. a fulminating infection arising from necrotic tissue and spreading rapidly is
A.
B.
C.
D.
70.  299. "Slow exhaust" in a gravity displacement steam sterilizer is used for
A.
B.
C.
D.
71.  301. What is the function of an aerator in EO sterilization?
A.
B.
C.
D.
72.  336. To prevent strain to the lumbosacral muscles and ligaments when the patient is in the lithotomy position
A.
B.
C.
D.
73.  247. a bolus is
A.
B.
C.
D.
74.  177. a laboratory procedure useful in classifying bacteria using a staining procedure is
A.
B.
C.
D.
75.  267. which piece of equipment is of extreme importance when anesthesia induction begins?
A.
B.
C.
D.
76.  249. a bier block provides
A.
B.
C.
D.
77.  168. The clinical syndrome characterized by microbial invasion of the bloodstream is
A.
B.
C.
D.
78.  314. What is the standard safety margin on package wrappers?
A.
B.
C.
D.
79.  283. Wrapped basin sets may be sterilized by steam under pressure at 250F for a minimum of
A.
B.
C.
D.
80.  328. To move the patient from the transport stretcher to the OR table
A.
B.
C.
D.
81.  376. Which is not considered a safe procedure when caring for dentures inadvertently sent to the OR?
A.
B.
C.
D.
82.  261. the purpose of an LMA is
A.
B.
C.
D.
83.  319. If an OR staff member wears eyeglasses
A.
B.
C.
D.
84.  391. The best measure for staff protection against HIV is
A.
B.
C.
D.
85.  193. the space caused by separation of wound edges is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
86.  233. an agent that keeps the cornea moist during surgery and is used for irrigation as well is
A.
B.
C.
D.
87.  173. a procedure used to remove damaged tissue that provides growth conditions for pathogens is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
88.  165. staphylococcus aureus would most likely be transmitted by
A.
B.
C.
D.
89.  183. the organism most frequently found in burns is
A.
B.
C.
D.
90.  192. removal of contaminated debris from a wound is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
91.  363. Inherited deficiencies of coagulation in which bleeding occurs spontaneously after minor trauma is
A.
B.
C.
D.
92.  382. Each of the following applies to an incident report EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
93.  344. In the prone position, the thorax must be elevated from the OR table to prevent
A.
B.
C.
D.
94.  355. Uncontrolled increased positive pressure in one side of the thorax causes collapse of the opposite side, which is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
95.  340. Anesthetized patients should be moved slowly to
A.
B.
C.
D.
96.  260. a vasoconstrictor that, when added to a local anesthetic agent, extends its life is
A.
B.
C.
D.
97.  275. a wrapped tray of instruments is sterilized in a gravity displacement sterilizer at 250F for
A.
B.
C.
D.
98.  212. a drug used to increase blood pressure is
A.
B.
C.
D.
99.  256. pontocaine is
A.
B.
C.
D.
100.  176. clostridium tetani causes
A.
B.
C.
D.
101.  326. When using a patient roller, how many people are necessary to move the patient safely and efficiently?
A.
B.
C.
D.
102.  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.
103.  185. which type of wound would favor the development of gas gangrene
A.
B.
C.
D.
104.  311. The maximum storage life for a muslin wrapped item in a closed cabinet is
A.
B.
C.
D.
105.  346. Diastolic blood pressure refers to
A.
B.
C.
D.
106.  279. Gravity displacement utilizes ___________ to destroy microorganisms
A.
B.
C.
D.
107.  392. Which body organ is most susceptible to laser injury
A.
B.
C.
D.
108.  317. When flipping a sterile item onto the field, the circulator may
A.
B.
C.
D.
109.  272. if a solution soaks through a sterile drape
A.
B.
C.
D.
110.  225. an osmotic diuretic agent used to decrease cerebral edema and intraocular edema is 
A.
B.
C.
D.
111.  211. one gram equals
A.
B.
C.
D.
112.  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.
113.  269. identify which of the following is not safe practice
A.
B.
C.
D.
114.  369. Operative records documenting all aspects of perioperative care are required by
A.
B.
C.
D.
115.  329. When moving a patient with a fracture in the OR, all of the following are true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
116.  281. All of the following statements regarding instrument sets are true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
117.  188. a bacteria found in the intestinal tract is
A.
B.
C.
D.
118.  248. a drug used to soothe and relieve anxiety is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
119.  351. Which term indicates low or decreased blood volume?
A.
B.
C.
D.
120.  381. A criteria that identifies, measures, monitors, and evaluates patient care is
A.
B.
C.
D.
121.  262. a drug used to reverse hypotension is
A.
B.
C.
D.
122.  383. In which way could a patient's response to impending surgery exhibit itself?
A.
B.
C.
D.
123.  307. Which of the following is not an acceptable wrapper for gas sterilization?
A.
B.
C.
D.
124.  364. Preoperative chest x-rays
A.
B.
C.
D.
125.  227. steroids are used for 
A.
B.
C.
D.
126.  181. a severe allergic reaction possibly resulting in death is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
127.  385. Radiation exposure of the staff is monitored with
A.
B.
C.
D.
128.  287. What chemical system uses peracetic acid as the sterilant?
A.
B.
C.
D.
129.  236. heparin effects are reversed by
A.
B.
C.
D.
130.  179. which bacteria is commonly found in soil
A.
B.
C.
D.
131.  191. Inflammation is characterized by pain, redness, heat, swelling, and loss of function. The redness can be attributed to
A.
B.
C.
D.
132.  316. When the scrub nurse opens an inner sterile wrapper
A.
B.
C.
D.
133.  194. if tissue is approximated too tightly is can cause
A.
B.
C.
D.
134.  335. During lateral positioning, a
A.
B.
C.
D.
135.  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.
136.  380. Except for endotrachael tube installation, basic life support cannot be interrupted for more than
A.
B.
C.
D.
137.  195. tensile strength of a wound refers to
A.
B.
C.
D.
138.  259. another name for adrenalin is
A.
B.
C.
D.
139.  198. keloids are
A.
B.
C.
D.
140.  318. The room temperature in an operating room (OR) should be
A.
B.
C.
D.
141.  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.
142.  306. The Endoflush system
A.
B.
C.
D.
143.  282. All of the following statements regarding steam sterilization are true EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
144.  230. a mydriatic drug, neo-synephrine, is used to
A.
B.
C.
D.
145.  202. to promote healing, a surgical wound must have all of the following requisites except
A.
B.
C.
D.
146.  280. The process called cavitation occurs in the
A.
B.
C.
D.
147.  388. An OR hazard that has been linked to increased risk of spontaneous abortion in female OR employees is exposure to
A.
B.
C.
D.
148.  226. a systemic agent used to control uterine hemorrhage is
A.
B.
C.
D.
149.  374. A patient signs a permission form for surgery, but because of a language barrier he or she does not fully understand what she or he has signed. This could constitute a liability case for
A.
B.
C.
D.
150.  221. an antibiotic used intraoperatively is
A.
B.
C.
D.
151.  207. an mg is a measurement of
A.
B.
C.
D.
152.  209. an inch equals
A.
B.
C.
D.
153.  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.
154.  182. What organism is responsible for a boil
A.
B.
C.
D.
155.  312. An item dropped on the floor is considered safe only if
A.
B.
C.
D.
156.  343. Ulnar nerve damage could result from
A.
B.
C.
D.
157.  197. a cicatrix is
A.
B.
C.
D.
158.  296. To kill spores, an item must be immersed in a 2% aqueous solution of glutaraldehyde for
A.
B.
C.
D.
159.  161. Passage of fluid through a cell membrane is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
160.  180. The bacteria that causes rheumatic fever is
A.
B.
C.
D.
161.  331. To avoid compromising the venous circulation, the restraint or safety strap should be placed
A.
B.
C.
D.
162.  313. When using a pour solution
A.
B.
C.
D.
163.  252. halothane is also called
A.
B.
C.
D.
164.  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.
165.  206. a drug that interferes with the blood clotting mechanism is
A.
B.
C.
D.
166.  213. the action of an anticholinergic drug is to reduce
A.
B.
C.
D.
167.  220. a drug that decreases the tendency of blood platelets to clot is
A.
B.
C.
D.
168.  372. Which action is the responsibility of the scrub person during an intraoperative CPR effort?
A.
B.
C.
D.
169.  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.
170.  186. gas gangrene is caused by
A.
B.
C.
D.
171.  353. When catheterizing a patient
A.
B.
C.
D.
172.  228. solu-medrol is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
173.  289. Why is ethylene oxide diluted with an inert gas such as chlorofluorocarbon?
A.
B.
C.
D.
174.  303. Activated glutaraldehyde is used to disinfect endoscopes for
A.
B.
C.
D.
175.  347. Systolic blood pressure represents
A.
B.
C.
D.
176.  315. When opening a wrapper, the circulator should open the top flap
A.
B.
C.
D.
177.  327. When moving the patient from the OR table, who is responsible for guarding the head and neck from injury
A.
B.
C.
D.
178.  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.
179.  302. Ethylene oxide destroys cells by
A.
B.
C.
D.
180.  298. What is the role of moisture in EO sterilization?
A.
B.
C.
D.
181.  308. Which of the following is the only acceptable plastic that can be used for a steam sterilization wrapper?
A.
B.
C.
D.
182.  349. The most common artery used to feel the pulse is the
A.
B.
C.
D.
183.  293. What is the shelf life of Cidex
A.
B.
C.
D.
184.  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.
185.  325. Scatter radiation effects are directly related to
A.
B.
C.
D.
186.  338. All of the following are requirements of the Kraske position EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
187.  243. neuroleptoanalgesia combines
A.
B.
C.
D.
188.  379. The doctrine of Respondeat Superior refers to
A.
B.
C.
D.
189.  199. a wound that is infected or one in which there is an excessive loss of tissue heals by
A.
B.
C.
D.
190.  238. normal saline is used for laparotomy pack moistening and for intraperitoneal irrigation because it is
A.
B.
C.
D.
191.  170. inflammatory exudate that is thick and yellow is termed
A.
B.
C.
D.
192.  222. a topical antibiotic is 
A.
B.
C.
D.
193.  217. an absorbable gelatin hemostatic agent that is often soaked in thrombin or epinephrine solution is
A.
B.
C.
D.
194.  232. miochol is a(n)
A.
B.
C.
D.
195.  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.
196.  310. Packages wrapped in muslin must have
A.
B.
C.
D.
197.  285. Why would gas sterilization be chosen over steam sterilization?
A.
B.