CRCST Progress Test Three (8th Edition)

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CRCST Progress Test Three (8th Edition)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The system used to categorize patient care items based on the degree of risk of infection.
    • A. 

      Ziehl-Neelsen Classification System

    • B. 

      Medical Device Classification System

    • C. 

      Spaulding Classification System

    • D. 

      High-level Disinfection Classification System

  • 2. 
    An osteotome is
    • A. 

      Used to cut or shave bone.

    • B. 

      A retractor.

    • C. 

      A hemostatic forceps.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    When returning loaner items to the vendor
    • A. 

      All items should be completely assembled, tested and sterile.

    • B. 

      Trays should be returned immediately after point-of-use cleaning.

    • C. 

      All items should be cleaned and decontaminated.

    • D. 

      Trays should be terminally sterilized before returning them to the vendor.

  • 4. 
    The first goal of creating an instrument pack is
    • A. 

      Obtain the proper packaging container for the pack.

    • B. 

      Decide on the order of instrument placement.

    • C. 

      Create a pack that meets user needs.

    • D. 

      Create a pack that makes the physician happy.

  • 5. 
    Positive air flow means when the door is opened, air flows out of instead of into the area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Molds, mushrooms and yeast are common
    • A. 

      Gram-negative organisms.

    • B. 

      Fungi.

    • C. 

      Gram-positive organisms.

    • D. 

      Prions.

  • 7. 
    The surgery of the ear that reconstructs the eardrum so sound waves can be sent to the middle ear
    • A. 

      Tympanoplasty.

    • B. 

      Stapedectomy.

    • C. 

      Auditory implantation.

    • D. 

      Myringotomy.

  • 8. 
    Dark areas on the lens of an endoscope are?
    • A. 

      Debris

    • B. 

      Light-emitting diode optics

    • C. 

      Light-emitting diode bulbs

    • D. 

      Damaged light fibers

  • 9. 
    Soiled instruments and other items are received in the               area of the Central Service department.
    • A. 

      Preparation

    • B. 

      Packaging

    • C. 

      Decontamination

    • D. 

      Sterilization

  • 10. 
    Pasteurizers disinfect using
    • A. 

      Heated water.

    • B. 

      Phenols.

    • C. 

      High-level disinfectants.

    • D. 

      Peracetic acid.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements about the use of mechanical washers is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Multi-level trays should be separated

    • B. 

      Trays with lids should be opened

    • C. 

      Instruments should be disassembled and opened

    • D. 

      All items should be washed on the same cycle

  • 12. 
    Agency which may intervene in a matter of worker protection even if there are no specific regulations covering the situation.
    • A. 

      Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    • B. 

      Environmental Protection Agency

    • C. 

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    • D. 

      Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

  • 13. 
    Laser finished instruments are coated with a durable protective finish that cannot be chipped or scratched.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Healthcare-associated infections are
    • A. 

      Most likely to occur during a surgical procedure.

    • B. 

      Caused by drug resistant organisms.

    • C. 

      Those without known cures.

    • D. 

      Those which occur in the course of being treated in a healthcare facility.

  • 15. 
    Viruses are larger than bacteria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The system that gives the body shape and support
    • A. 

      Muscular system.

    • B. 

      Nervous system.

    • C. 

      Skeletal system.

    • D. 

      Circulatory system.

  • 17. 
    Devices categorized as semi-critical items, must be at least                      prior to use.
    • A. 

      High-level disinfected

    • B. 

      Intermediate-level disinfected

    • C. 

      Low-level disinfected

    • D. 

      Sterilized

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    Count sheets
    • A. 

      Describe each instrument in detail.

    • B. 

      Are used only for Operating Room trays and large procedure packs.

    • C. 

      Provide a detailed list of tray contents.

    • D. 

      All the above.

  • 20. 
    Central Service technicians must wear special attire referred to as            to minimize their exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contaminants.
    • A. 

      PPE

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      TPA

    • D. 

      CDC

  • 21. 
    The temperature in the decontamination area should be between
    • A. 

      55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      58 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit

    • C. 

      60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit

    • D. 

      65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit

  • 22. 
    Staphylococcus is classified as a gram-positive bacteria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Kerrison/laminectomy rongeurs should be tested using
    • A. 

      Tissue paper.

    • B. 

      A plastic dowel rod.

    • C. 

      Rubber testing material.

    • D. 

      An index card

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    The prefix hemi-
    • A. 

      Means near.

    • B. 

      Is a suffix.

    • C. 

      Means half.

    • D. 

      Means around.

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