CRCST Chapter 16 (8th Edition) Review Quiz

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Sterile Storage and Transport


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The relative humidity of the Central Service sterile storage area should be
    • A. 

      Less than 70%.

    • B. 

      Less than 60%.

    • C. 

      Less than 50%.

    • D. 

      Less than 35%.

  • 2. 
    Temperatures in a sterile storage area should be 64° to 75° F.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Because of event-related shelf life, stock rotation is no longer necessary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The sterile storage process starts
    • A. 

      When items are received in the decontamination area.

    • B. 

      After items are sterilized and cooled.

    • C. 

      When the sterilizer door is opened.

    • D. 

      When items are placed into the sterilizer.

  • 5. 
    Sterile storage areas should
    • A. 

      Have positive airflow and at least 10 air exchanges per hour.

    • B. 

      Have positive airflow and at least four air exchanges per hour.

    • C. 

      Have negative airflow and at least 10 air exchanges per hour.

    • D. 

      Have negative airflow and at least four air exchanges per hour.

  • 6. 
    Is [your statement here] true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The shelving system of choice for the sterile storage area is
    • A. 

      Closed.

    • B. 

      Semi closed.

    • C. 

      Open.

    • D. 

      Tracked.

  • 8. 
    Trays which overhang shelving
    • A. 

      Can become contaminated.

    • B. 

      Are ok for rigid containers, but not for flat wrapped trays.

    • C. 

      Is the appropriate way to store trays as it allows for the use of proper body mechanics when lifting heavy trays.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    The type of shelving that leaves packaging the most vulnerable is
    • A. 

      Open.

    • B. 

      Closed.

    • C. 

      Semi closed.

    • D. 

      Tracked.

  • 10. 
    The bottom shelf of any sterile storage system should be
    • A. 

      Solid and eight to 10 inches from the floor.

    • B. 

      Solid and two to four inches from the floor.

    • C. 

      Cleaned weekly.

    • D. 

      Wire and eight to 10 inches from the floor.

  • 11. 
    Sterile trays should
    • A. 

      Not be touched until they are properly cooled.

    • B. 

      Be lifted not dragged off the sterilizer cart.

    • C. 

      Be checked to be sure the chemical indicators have turned the appropriate color.

    • D. 

      All the above.

  • 12. 
    Wrapped trays should not be stacked because
    • A. 

      The tray contents may be damaged.

    • B. 

      It can cause holes in the wrapper of the bottom tray.

    • C. 

      It will cause the shelving to bend.

    • D. 

      They will be more difficult to rotate.

  • 13. 
    Outside shipping containers
    • A. 

      Should be removed prior to placing the items in storage.

    • B. 

      May be stored in the sterile storage area as long as they are not stored near the in-house sterilized items.

    • C. 

      Make good storage containers to help keep items from falling from the shelves.

    • D. 

      All the above.

  • 14. 
    Event-related shelf life means items are safe until opened for use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Sterilized packages may be jeopardized due to storage practices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False