CRCST: Complex Surgical Instruments! Quiz

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CRCST: Complex Surgical Instruments! Quiz

Have you ever seen doctors on television operating on someone and wondered what tools they are using? This quiz talks about such tools. With this quiz, you should know what a laparoscopic instrument is, how to process flexible endoscopes, the purpose of using a decontamination battery, and who should be providing information about the cleaning process. This quiz will demonstrate your knowledge of complex surgical instruments.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first step to inspect the insulation of a laparoscopic instrument is to
    • A. 

      Check the collar at the distal tip.

    • B. 

      Try to slide the insulation back.

    • C. 

      Check the handle for chipping or cracking.

    • D. 

      Visually check the instrument's shaft.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following steps happens first when processing flexible endoscopes?
    • A. 

      Leak-testing

    • B. 

      High-level disinfecting/sterilizing

    • C. 

      Manual cleaning

    • D. 

      Drying

  • 3. 
    Which of the following should be used to thoroughly rinse (remove) all traces of disinfectant from an endoscope's channels?
    • A. 

      Forced air

    • B. 

      Water containing approved sterilant

    • C. 

      Treated water

    • D. 

      A heated glutaraldehyde

  • 4. 
    The purpose of using a decontamination battery or hose when cleaning powered surgical instrument is:
    • A. 

      To keep fluid from entering the unit.

    • B. 

      To keep functioning batteries and cords clean.

    • C. 

      To prevent electrical shock.

    • D. 

      To test the unit while cleaning.

  • 5. 
    Endoscopes are often processed in a mechanical unit called:
    • A. 

      An ultrasonic cleaner.

    • B. 

      A washer-decontaminator.

    • C. 

      A flush-pulse endoscope reprocessor.

    • D. 

      An automatic endoscope reprocessor.

  • 6. 
    The endoscope that would be dispensed for a procedure that required visualization of the lower part of the large intestine would be a
    • A. 

      Colonoscope.

    • B. 

      Sigmoidoscope.

    • C. 

      Gastroscope.

    • D. 

      Ureteroscope.

  • 7. 
    Loaner instruments should:
    • A. 

      Be decontaminated if they appear soiled upon arrival.

    • B. 

      Be sterilized using a low temperature process.

    • C. 

      Be decontaminated before use.

    • D. 

      Should not be used.

  • 8. 
    Information regarding cleaning processes for endoscopes should be provided by:
    • A. 

      The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates.

    • B. 

      The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

    • C. 

      The instrument manufacturer.

    • D. 

      The Operating Room staff.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements about endoscopes is true?
    • A. 

      Not all endoscopes can be processed in an automatic endoscope reprocessor.

    • B. 

      Ultrasonic cleaning is the process of choice for endoscopes.

    • C. 

      Flexible endoscopes are not easily damaged.

    • D. 

      All endoscopes should be steam sterilized.

  • 10. 
    Electronic testing of laparoscopic insulation should be done.
    • A. 

      In the decontamination area prior to cleaning.

    • B. 

      In the clean assembly area prior to set assembly.

    • C. 

      At the factory or onsite repair unit.

    • D. 

      In the Operating Room at the end of the procedure.

  • 11. 
    Loaner instrumentation can cause receiving challenges.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Flexible endoscopes that fail a leak test may continue to be used until the break/hole impacts the scope's function.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    All flexible endoscopes have internal channels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    After use, loaner instrumentation must be decontaminated before it is shipped out.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The biggest advantage to battery-powered surgical instruments is that they can be immersed for cleaning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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