Appleton And Langes Pre Test

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Practice test 250 questions


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  • 1. 
    In an inguinal herniorrhaphy the spermatic cord is
    • A. 

      Ligated with a hemoclip

    • B. 

      Retracted with a Penrose drain

    • C. 

      Incised for ease of access

    • D. 

      Clamped with a Kelly

  • 2. 
    Polyglycolic acid sutures are
    • A. 

      Absorbed by an enzyme action

    • B. 

      Absorbed by the process of hydrolysis

    • C. 

      Nonabsorbable

    • D. 

      Encapsulated by body tissue

  • 3. 
    The pounds of pressure necessary in a flash steam sterilizer set at 270 degrees F is
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      27

  • 4. 
    A patient is having elective surgery. The nurse notes that her white cell count is 14,000 cu mm. This would indicate that
    • A. 

      There may be an inflammation or infection present

    • B. 

      The count is within normal range, and surgery can proceed

    • C. 

      The count is below normal

    • D. 

      There may be an anemic condition present, and surgery should be canceled.

  • 5. 
    Distal refers to
    • A. 

      Closer to the body

    • B. 

      Away from the body

    • C. 

      In the center of the body

    • D. 

      Toward the feet

  • 6. 
    Meckel's diverticulum is found in the
    • A. 

      Esophagus

    • B. 

      Sigmoid colon

    • C. 

      Ileum

    • D. 

      Duodenum

  • 7. 
    In which case would a Frazier suction be used?
    • A. 

      Eye

    • B. 

      Ear

    • C. 

      Gynecology

    • D. 

      General

  • 8. 
    Airborne contamination is reduced by recirculation of filtered outside air at a rate of
    • A. 

      12 air exchanges per minute

    • B. 

      12 air exchanges per hour

    • C. 

      20 air exchanges per minute

    • D. 

      25 air exchanges per hour

  • 9. 
    The purpose of OSHA is to
    • A. 

      Ensure safe and healthful working conditions

    • B. 

      Provide a mechanism for peer review

    • C. 

      Establish quality assurance

    • D. 

      Provide standards of patient care

  • 10. 
    Body heat in pediatric patients is controlled with all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Wrapping child in plastic materials

    • B. 

      Warming blanket

    • C. 

      Increasing room temperature

    • D. 

      Hot water bottles

  • 11. 
    If a family is contacted but cannot come in to sign a permission for emergency surgery, the surgeon should
    • A. 

      Wait until they arrive

    • B. 

      Accept permission by phone, telegram, or in written communication

    • C. 

      Ask another physician to sign

    • D. 

      Refuse to do the case

  • 12. 
    Unwrapped instruments are sterilized at 270 degrees F (132 C) for a minimum of
    • A. 

      3 minutes

    • B. 

      5 minutes

    • C. 

      7 minutes

    • D. 

      10 minutes

  • 13. 
    A retention suture passes through all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Mesentery tissue

    • B. 

      Rectus muscle

    • C. 

      Fascial tissue

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous tissue

  • 14. 
    A hernia that passes through the inguinal ring into the inguinal canal is termed
    • A. 

      Direct

    • B. 

      Indirect

    • C. 

      Pantaloon

    • D. 

      Sliding

  • 15. 
    Dead space is the space
    • A. 

      That has no blood supply

    • B. 

      Caused by separation of wound edges that have not been closely approximated

    • C. 

      Where the tissue has been approximated with sutures

    • D. 

      Where the suture line has broken down

  • 16. 
    Wrapped tubing can be sterilized at 250 degrees F for a minimum of
    • A. 

      5 minutes

    • B. 

      10 minutes

    • C. 

      20 minutes

    • D. 

      30 minutes

  • 17. 
    Funnel chest is also known as
    • A. 

      Pectus carinatum

    • B. 

      Pectus excavatum

    • C. 

      Atresia

    • D. 

      Ramstedt-Fredet

  • 18. 
    Which term denotes low or decrease blood volume?
    • A. 

      Anoxia

    • B. 

      Hypovolemia

    • C. 

      Hypoxia

    • D. 

      Hpocapnia

  • 19. 
    Injection of contrast media into the brachial, carotid, or vertebral artery to study the intracranial vessels is called
    • A. 

      Myelography

    • B. 

      Pneumoencephalography

    • C. 

      Computed axial tomography (CAT) scan

    • D. 

      Angiography

  • 20. 
    Instruments and other items sterilized together in the flash autoclave require
    • A. 

      3 minutes at 270 F

    • B. 

      53 minutes at 250 F

    • C. 

      10 minutes at 270 F

    • D. 

      30 minutes at 250 F

  • 21. 
    Suture material that becomes encapsulated with fibrous tissue during the healing process is
    • A. 

      Nonabsorbable suture

    • B. 

      Absorbable suture

    • C. 

      Synthetic absorbable suture

    • D. 

      Gut suture

  • 22. 
    A right hemicolectomy is performed to remove pathology of the
    • A. 

      Descending colon

    • B. 

      Ascending colon

    • C. 

      Sigmoid colon

    • D. 

      Mesocolon

  • 23. 
    Dacryo refers to
    • A. 

      Eyelid

    • B. 

      Eyeball

    • C. 

      Cornea

    • D. 

      Lacrimal gland

  • 24. 
    When transporting a patient, drainage systems should be placed
    • A. 

      At stretcher level

    • B. 

      Below stretcher level

    • C. 

      Above strethcher level

    • D. 

      Optionally

  • 25. 
    The maximum size of a linen pack must not exceed
    • A. 

      8x10x16 inches

    • B. 

      10x14x18 inches

    • C. 

      12x12x20 inches

    • D. 

      14x16x36 inches

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