CRCST Chapter 14 (8th Edition) Review Quiz

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  • 1. 
    When loading a steam sterilizer, basins should be
    • A. 

      Placed in an upright position.

    • B. 

      Loaded first.

    • C. 

      Placed on edge.

    • D. 

      Placed in a wire basket.

  • 2. 
    The higher the bioburden on an object
    • A. 

      The more difficult it will be to sterilize.

    • B. 

      The less time it will take to sterilize it.

    • C. 

      The more biological tests will be needed in the load.

    • D. 

      The longer it will take to cool after sterilization.

  • 3. 
    When combining loads, hard goods should be placed on the top shelves to allow for more efficient removal of the condensate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The steam sterilization process can be affected by the design of the medical device being sterilized.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Central Service technicians need to understand the anatomy of a steam sterilizer to 
    • A. 

      Know how to properly clean the chamber.

    • B. 

      Understand how the sterilizer operates.

    • C. 

      Understand how to test the thermostatic trap.

    • D. 

      Know how to properly maintain the jacket.

  • 6. 
    The weakest part of a steam sterilizer is the
    • A. 

      Jacket.

    • B. 

      Gasket.

    • C. 

      Door.

    • D. 

      Thermostatic valve.

  • 7. 
    Three of the main phases of a terminal steam sterilizer cycle are
    • A. 

      Gravity, exposure and exhaust.

    • B. 

      Pre-vacuum, exposure and exhaust.

    • C. 

      Exposure, exhaust and dry.

    • D. 

      Conditioning, exposure and exhaust.

  • 8. 
    The most common reason for steam sterilization failure is
    • A. 

      Lack of steam contact with the instrument.

    • B. 

      Insufficient temperature.

    • C. 

      Inadequate exposure time.

    • D. 

      Drying issues.

  • 9. 
    The coolest place in a steam sterilizer is the
    • A. 

      Gasket.

    • B. 

      Thermostatic trap.

    • C. 

      Jacket.

    • D. 

      Chamber.

  • 10. 
    Steam flush pressure pulse sterilizers are a type of gravity sterilizers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Factors that can cause sterilant contact failure with the instrument are
    • A. 

      Cleaning, loosely packed load.

    • B. 

      Conditioning, size and weight of the instrument.

    • C. 

      Solid bottom containers, exposure time.

    • D. 

      Crowded loads, clogged drain strainer.

  • 12. 
    One of the most frequent causes of a clogged drain screen is
    • A. 

      Tape.

    • B. 

      Wrapper particles.

    • C. 

      Poor steam quality.

    • D. 

      Malfunctioning baffle plate.

  • 13. 
    After sterilization the load contents may take two hours or more to cool.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Peel pouches should be placed                                                 for sterilization.
    • A. 

      On edge, paper to plastic

    • B. 

      On edge, plastic to plastic

    • C. 

      Placed flat with the plastic side up

    • D. 

      Placed flat with the paper side up

  • 15. 
    Items with a standard steam sterilization cycle recommended by the manufacturer can be damaged if run in an extended cycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    How frequently should a sterilizer's strainer be removed and cleaned?
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      After each use

    • C. 

      Once weekly

    • D. 

      Only when the machine's operating control gauge indicates cleaning is necessary

  • 17. 
    Immediate use steam sterilization is the process to sterilize trays for future use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Wood products should be sterilized in an extended steam cycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When water is seen on the outside of a pack after sterilization the pack is considered safe to use if all other packs in the load are dry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Packs that are improperly packaged or loaded on the sterilizer cart frequently become wet packs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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