CRCST Chapter 1 Review Quiz

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The Certified Registered Central Service Technician certification is one which is utilised by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHC SMM) in order to identify individuals who demonstrate the experience, knowledge and skills which are required to provide competent services as a Central Service Technician. Are you competent enough for the task? Take the following quiz to find out if you’re ready for your own certification!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Soiled instruments and other items are received in the ________ area of the Central service Department
    • A. 

      Preparation

    • B. 

      Packaging

    • C. 

      Decontamination

    • D. 

      Sterilization

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Receiving

    • B. 

      Sorting

    • C. 

      Soaking

    • D. 

      Cleaning

  • 3. 
    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. 

      Scrubs

    • D. 

      CDC

  • 4. 
    Instrument sets and other required instrumentation needed for all surgical procedures for an entire day are usually pulled (collected):
    • A. 

      Two days before they will be used.

    • B. 

      The day or evening before they will be used.

    • C. 

      The morning of the planned surgery.

    • D. 

      Early morning (for morning procedures) and early afternoon (for afternoon procedures) on the day of surgery

  • 5. 
    What type of air pressure is required for decontamination areas?
    • A. 

      Negative

    • B. 

      Neutral

    • C. 

      Forced air

    • D. 

      Positive

  • 6. 
    The use of skills to solve problems and make decisions is a component of ____
    • A. 

      Communication abilities

    • B. 

      Facility system responsibilities

    • C. 

      Employability skills

    • D. 

      Safety practices

  • 7. 
    Nosocomial infections are:
    • A. 

      Most likely to occur during international travel

    • B. 

      Caused by drug resistant organisms

    • C. 

      Those without known cures

    • D. 

      Those which occur in the course of being treated in a hospital

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Job duty list

    • B. 

      Job specification

    • C. 

      Tasks summary review

    • D. 

      Job description

  • 9. 
    In the future, what will more frequently become a requirement for working in a Central Service department?
    • A. 

      On-the-job-training

    • B. 

      Experience

    • C. 

      Formal education

    • D. 

      Reference from facility administrator

  • 10. 
    What is the most popular title for the Central Service department head?
    • A. 

      Coordinator

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Manager

    • D. 

      Supervisor

  • 11. 
    The largest customer of Central Service is:
    • A. 

      The Emergency Department

    • B. 

      Labor and Delivery

    • C. 

      Material Management

    • D. 

      The Operating Room

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a growing trend in Central Service?
    • A. 

      Decentralization of Central Service responsibilities

    • B. 

      The use of more reusable and more complex devices

    • C. 

      Satelite-processing units with centralized management

    • D. 

      Consolidation into entire integrated delivery networks

  • 13. 
    In Central Service, the concept of "one-way flow of materials" refers to the movement of products:
    • A. 

      From Central Service to surgical areas

    • B. 

      From surgical areas to Central Service

    • C. 

      From soiled areas to clean processing areas within the Central Service

    • D. 

      From clean processing areas to soiled areas in Central Service

  • 14. 
    Surgical instruments should be inspected:
    • A. 

      Before they are cleaned

    • B. 

      After they are cleaned

    • C. 

      After they are sterilized

    • D. 

      During storage

  • 15. 
    The sterile storage area in a Central Service department should be restricted to:
    • A. 

      Central Service managers and supervisors

    • B. 

      Operating Room personnel

    • C. 

      Central Service employees only

    • D. 

      Properly attired personnel meeting facility requirements