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

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Surgical technology examination appleton & lange 13-32 CST exam prep

  
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1.  161. Passage of fluid through a cell membrane is called
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2.  232. miochol is a(n)
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3.  181. a severe allergic reaction possibly resulting in death is called
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4.  197. a cicatrix is
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5.  178. a fulminating infection arising from necrotic tissue and spreading rapidly is
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6.  160. The english surgeon who began the age of chemical control of the atmosphere was
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7.  296. To kill spores, an item must be immersed in a 2% aqueous solution of glutaraldehyde for
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8.  184. a bacterial pathogen most frequently invading damaged skin is
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9.  259. another name for adrenalin is
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10.  341. If the patient is in a supine position, the circulator must always
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11.  310. Packages wrapped in muslin must have
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12.  242. an ultrashort acting drug useful during intubation to produce paralysis and also to produce muscle relaxation when used in a dilute solution is
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13.  167. What immune protection is available to the fetus
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14.  390. While using this mixture, a scavenging system is used to collect and exhaust or absorb its vapors. It is called
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15.  186. gas gangrene is caused by
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16.  299. "Slow exhaust" in a gravity displacement steam sterilizer is used for
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17.  309. All of the following statements regarding muslin wrappers are true EXCEPT
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18.  206. a drug that interferes with the blood clotting mechanism is
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19.  231. Immobility of the eye, along with lowered intra-ocular pressure is facilitated by the use of
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20.  322. It is considered good technique to
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21.  212. a drug used to increase blood pressure is
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22.  254. the indication for an epidural would be
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23.  348. Tachycardia is a(n)
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24.  351. Which term indicates low or decreased blood volume?
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25.  282. All of the following statements regarding steam sterilization are true EXCEPT
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26.  276. the minimun exposure time for unwrapped instruments in a flash sterilizer that is set at 270F (132C) is
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27.  380. Liability is a legal rule that
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28.  368. Which procedure is NOT absolutely necessary in patient identification?
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29.  218. Each of the following agents must be applied using dry gloves or instruments except
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30.  280. The process called cavitation occurs in the
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31.  207. an mg is a measurement of
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32.  198. keloids are
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33.  237. the universal donor blood that may be given in extreme emergencies until the patient can by typed and crossmatched is
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34.  326. When using a patient roller, how many people are necessary to move the patient safely and efficiently?
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35.  273. the pounds of pressure necessary in a steam sterilizer set at 250F is
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36.  267. which piece of equipment is of extreme importance when anesthesia induction begins?
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37.  172. rodlike shaped bacteria are identified microscopically as
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38.  240. a drug used to treat metabolic acidosis is
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39.  211. one gram equals
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40.  289. Why is ethylene oxide diluted with an inert gas such as chlorofluorocarbon?
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41.  386. Ionizing radiation protection is afforded by the use of
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42.  250. Which inhalation agent is used for short procedures requiring no muscle relaxation
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43.  335. During lateral positioning, a
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44.  302. Ethylene oxide destroys cells by
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45.  195. tensile strength of a wound refers to
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46.  264. blood oxygenation can be monitored during surgery by means of a(n)
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47.  301. What is the function of an aerator in EO sterilization?
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48.  182. What organism is responsible for a boil
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49.  355. Uncontrolled increased positive pressure in one side of the thorax causes collapse of the opposite side, which is called
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50.  173. a procedure used to remove damaged tissue that provides growth conditions for pathogens is called
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51.  176. clostridium tetani causes
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52.  266. arterial blood gases (ABGs) are commonly obtained by accessing the
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53.  304. When using a high-level disinfectant, always
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54.  385. Radiation exposure of the staff is monitored with
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55.  293. What is the shelf life of Cidex
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56.  202. to promote healing, a surgical wound must have all of the following requisites except
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57.  356. Why is the obese patient at greater surgical risk that one of normal weight?
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58.  364. Preoperative chest x-rays
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59.  323. Sterile gloves
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60.  318. The room temperature in an operating room (OR) should be
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61.  196. the substance that unites with thrombin to form fibrin, the basic structural material of blood clots is
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62.  354. In which burn classification ate the skin and subcutaneous tissue destroyed?
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63.  228. solu-medrol is a(n)
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64.  213. the action of an anticholinergic drug is to reduce
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65.  258. the most widely used local anesthetic is
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66.  391. The best measure for staff protection against HIV is
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67.  307. Which of the following is not an acceptable wrapper for gas sterilization?
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68.  243. neuroleptoanalgesia combines
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69.  169. A toxoid is
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70.  183. the organism most frequently found in burns is
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71.  349. The most common artery used to feel the pulse is the
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72.  287. What chemical system uses peracetic acid as the sterilant?
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73.  168. The clinical syndrome characterized by microbial invasion of the bloodstream is
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74.  179. which bacteria is commonly found in soil
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75.  292. Which of the following is essential when using activated glutaraldehyde for sterilization?
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76.  329. When moving a patient with a fracture in the OR, all of the following are true EXCEPT
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77.  190. OSHA is a governmental regulating agency whose aim is to
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78.  339. When using an armboard, the most important measure is to
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79.  360. The preoperative urinalysis test done on a patient indicates that the specific gravity is 1.050. This
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80.  223. which item is used on cut edges of bone to seal off oozing of blood
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81.  305. The chemical sterilant used in the STERIS method of sterilizing is
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82.  384. Excessive exposure to radiation can affect the
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83.  297. When placing tubing in an activated glutaraldehyde solution, one should
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84.  327. When moving the patient from the OR table, who is responsible for guarding the head and neck from injury
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85.  383. In which way could a patient's response to impending surgery exhibit itself?
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86.  324 Electrical cords should be
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87.  235. an anticoagulant used in vascular surgery is
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88.  372. Which action is the responsibility of the scrub person during an intraoperative CPR effort?
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89.  379. The doctrine of Respondeat Superior refers to
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90.  208. the solutions used intravenously to replace plasma when plasma is not available is
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91.  230. a mydriatic drug, neo-synephrine, is used to
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92.  380. Except for endotrachael tube installation, basic life support cannot be interrupted for more than
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93.  209. an inch equals
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94.  330. Which statement is false regarding the position on the OR table?
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95.  342. Extreme positions of the head and arm can cause injury to the
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96.  247. a bolus is
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97.  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
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98.  315. When opening a wrapper, the circulator should open the top flap
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