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Wouldn't I have to "receive" the instruments before I can clean them, or sort them?

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EPA REGULATIONS requires that after Feb.28,2010 all health care facilities must use a single chamber process for E.O. medical devices.thus it is now against the law to transfer items from sterilizer to a separate aerator..thus sterilizer should not be opened to continue aeration, a safe...Read More

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Materials must first be received before treatment necessary is determined. Secondly, they need to be sorted into critical and non-critical material. Dealing with the critical material that runs the risk of contaminating instruments or other items in the area, then cleaning thoroughly, disposal...Read More

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This answer is incorrect. The time required to reach sterilization using a high-level disinfectant is absolutely longer than the time required to reach disinfection.

Direct from IAHCSMM's Central Service Technical Manual:
"Glutaraldehyde is a high-level disinfectant used for...
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Ambiguously-worded question. Obviously there are more than 100 instruments that Sterile Processing technicians should be able to identify, but they needn't be able to identify them all precisely and individually in order to be proficient at their job. There certainly are not "100s" of instruments...Read More

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It is 100 ppm or less, pg 115 7th edition iahcsmm...Read More

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I agree with Laurie, it could also depend on the hospital. For example at my hospital Central Service keeps all of the insturmentation and things like that for surgical cases, however we do not store things such as Wound Vacs etc, our hospital stores those items in SDS aka Materials...Read More

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The answer to this is B. Potable water. Tap water can be safe or unsafe depending on the location. There are some places wherein they are proud because the water coming from the tap is safe to drink. They know that you will not get any bacterial infection and so much more because of the...Read More

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In IAHCSMM Edition 8 maual it states on page (102) that: approximately one of every 25 hospitalized patients, or 722,000 contracted an HAI not 2million.

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In the 2016 manual page 244 The Physical Environment states the relativehumidity should be maintained between 30%-60%

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