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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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Check the collar at the distal tip.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to check the collar at the distal tip. This is because the collar is the part of the instrument that covers and protects the insulation. By inspecting the collar, one can determine if there are any visible signs of damage or wear on the insulation. This step is crucial in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of the laparoscopic instrument during use.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Leak-testing
    Explanation
    Leak-testing is the first step when processing flexible endoscopes. This is done to ensure that there are no leaks or damages in the endoscope that could compromise its functionality or cause contamination during the subsequent steps. By conducting a leak test, any issues can be identified and addressed before proceeding with the rest of the processing steps, such as manual cleaning, high-level disinfecting/sterilizing, and drying.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Treated water
    Explanation
    Treated water should be used to thoroughly rinse all traces of disinfectant from an endoscope's channels. This is because treated water is specifically designed to remove disinfectants effectively. Forced air may not be sufficient to completely remove all traces of disinfectant. Water containing approved sterilant may not be as effective as treated water in removing disinfectants. A heated glutaraldehyde is a disinfectant itself and should not be used for rinsing purposes.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. To keep fluid from entering the unit.
    Explanation
    The purpose of using a decontamination battery or hose when cleaning powered surgical instruments is to keep fluid from entering the unit. This is important because fluids can damage the internal components of the instrument and affect its functionality. By using a decontamination battery or hose, any fluids that are used during the cleaning process can be directed away from the instrument, ensuring that it remains dry and protected.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. An automatic endoscope reprocessor.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is an automatic endoscope reprocessor. Endoscopes are often processed in a mechanical unit called an automatic endoscope reprocessor, which is designed to clean and disinfect the endoscopes. This machine automates the cleaning and disinfection process, ensuring that the endoscopes are properly sterilized and ready for reuse. It helps to minimize the risk of cross-contamination and ensures the safety of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Sigmoidoscope.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is sigmoidoscope. The question asks for the endoscope that would be used to visualize the lower part of the large intestine. The sigmoidoscope is specifically designed for this purpose, as it allows for direct visualization of the sigmoid colon, which is the lower part of the large intestine. The colonoscope is used to visualize the entire colon, while the gastroscope is used to visualize the stomach and upper part of the intestines. The ureteroscope is used to visualize the ureter, which is not relevant to this question. Therefore, the correct answer is sigmoidoscope.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Be decontaminated before use.
    Explanation
    Loaner instruments should be decontaminated before use to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the instruments. This is important because loaner instruments may have been used by multiple individuals and could potentially be contaminated with pathogens or other harmful substances. Decontamination helps to eliminate any potential risks and ensures that the instruments are safe for use on patients.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. The instrument manufacturer.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the instrument manufacturer. This is because the instrument manufacturer is responsible for providing specific information regarding the cleaning processes for endoscopes. They have the knowledge and expertise about their own products and can provide detailed instructions on how to properly clean and disinfect the endoscopes to ensure patient safety and prevent the spread of infections. The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology may provide general guidelines and recommendations, but the instrument manufacturer is the most reliable source for specific cleaning instructions. The Operating Room staff may be involved in the cleaning process, but they would still rely on the information provided by the instrument manufacturer.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Not all endoscopes can be processed in an automatic endoscope reprocessor.
    Explanation
    Not all endoscopes can be processed in an automatic endoscope reprocessor. This means that there are certain types of endoscopes that cannot undergo the automated cleaning and disinfection process provided by an automatic endoscope reprocessor. This could be due to the design or material of the endoscope, which may require manual cleaning or a different cleaning method. It is important to ensure that the appropriate cleaning and sterilization methods are used for each type of endoscope to maintain patient safety and prevent cross-contamination.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. In the clean assembly area prior to set assembly.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is in the clean assembly area prior to set assembly. This is because laparoscopic insulation should be tested for any faults or damage before it is assembled into a set. Doing the testing in the clean assembly area ensures that any issues with the insulation can be identified and addressed before the set is assembled and used in a procedure. This helps to prevent any potential risks or complications during surgery.

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  • 11. 

    Loaner instrumentation can cause receiving challenges.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Loaner instrumentation refers to equipment or tools that are borrowed or rented for temporary use. When using loaner instrumentation, there can be challenges in receiving or accepting the equipment. This could be due to various reasons such as compatibility issues, lack of familiarity with the specific equipment, or difficulties in integrating it into existing systems or workflows. Therefore, it is true that loaner instrumentation can cause receiving challenges.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Flexible endoscopes that fail a leak test should not be used, even if the break or hole does not immediately impact the scope's function. Any damage to the endoscope can compromise its ability to properly visualize and diagnose conditions, potentially leading to incorrect or incomplete procedures. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the endoscope passes the leak test before using it to ensure patient safety and accurate medical interventions.

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  • 13. 

    All flexible endoscopes have internal channels.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because not all flexible endoscopes have internal channels. Some flexible endoscopes may have internal channels for various purposes such as irrigation or suction, but there are also flexible endoscopes that do not have any internal channels. These endoscopes are typically used for procedures that do not require additional instruments or tools to be passed through the scope. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that all flexible endoscopes have internal channels.

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  • 14. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Loaner instrumentation refers to equipment that is borrowed or rented for temporary use. Since this equipment is used by multiple individuals or organizations, it is important to ensure that it is decontaminated before it is shipped out to the next user. Decontamination helps to remove any potential contaminants, such as bacteria or viruses, that may have been left behind by the previous user. This is crucial for maintaining the safety and integrity of the equipment and preventing the spread of infections or diseases. Therefore, the statement that loaner instrumentation must be decontaminated before it is shipped out is true.

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  • 15. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Battery-powered surgical instruments cannot be immersed for cleaning because the batteries can be damaged by water. Therefore, the statement is false.

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