CRCST Quiz! Sterile Processing For Ambulatory Surgery And Other Practices

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Ambulatory surgery centers are health care facilities where surgical procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay are performed. There have been changes in the centers and as a central service technician you should be aware of all of them. The main function is to sterilize medical equipment that is used in these surgeries. Take this CRCST quiz on sterile processing for ambulatory surgery and other practices to learn more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The number of ambulatory surgery facilities is decreasing nationwide. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Before the mid-1970s, virtually all surgeries were performed in hospitals
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Ambulatorysurgery centers specialize in providing surgeries that do not require hospitalization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Since the types of surgeries performed are smaller, PPE is not required when cleaning instruments used in ambulatory surgery centers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In a dental office, clinical contact surfaces are defined as surfaces that can be directly contaminated during patient care.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Veterans Administration (VA) hospital system has its own certification program for SPD (CS) Technicians
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Low temperature sterilization processes are not used in ambulatory surgery centers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Due to the fast-paced environment in ambulatory surgery centers basic concepts of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization are adjusted to meet faster timeline requirements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Am ambulatory surgery center and an urgent care facility are the same thing.     
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Used dental instruments pose a very low risk of blood borne pathogenexposure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False