Quiz: Central Sterile Processing Department(CSPD) Functions!

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There are a lot of things that can go wrong if medical equipment and supplies are not cleaned, processed, stored, and issued correctly, and this is why there is a sterile processing department within a hospital. Do you know how the functions carried out? Get to review chapter 14 on this department and function by taking this comprehensive test. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sterilization documentation is not required for items that are flash sterilized
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Instruments must be cleaned before flash sterilization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Peracetic acid is a liquid oxidizing agent that effectively kills bacteria at low temps
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Currently there are no process monitors available for peracetic acid sterilization processes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A diagnostic cycle on the peracetic acid system should be run every day
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Hydrogen peroxide is an example of an oxidative chemistry
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Liquid peracetic acid is difficult to rinse from items
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Ethylene Oxide is not used for point of use processing because of its long cycle times
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    High level disinfection is appropriate for semi critical devices
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The process by which unwrapped instruments are steam sterilized for immediate use when an emergency situation arises is called
    • A. 

      Emergency sterilization

    • B. 

      Flash sterilization

    • C. 

      Core sterilization

    • D. 

      Rapid reprocessing

  • 12. 
    Endotracheal tubes and anesthesia breathing circuits are examples of
    • A. 

      Critical devices

    • B. 

      Semi-critical devices

    • C. 

      Non-critical devices

    • D. 

      Surgical instruments

  • 13. 
    A material that removes electrons from another substance is called
    • A. 

      An oxidizing agent

    • B. 

      A demagnetizer

    • C. 

      An atom

    • D. 

      A molecule

  • 14. 
    Before an item can be placed in a liquid chemical sterile processing system they must be
    • A. 

      Heated

    • B. 

      Filled with air

    • C. 

      Sterilized

    • D. 

      Cleaned

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements about flash sterilization is true
    • A. 

      It is the sterilization method of choice for metal instruments

    • B. 

      It is recommended to be used as a primary sterilization process by AAMI and AORN

    • C. 

      It reduces turnaround time because cleaning is not required

    • D. 

      It should be used only in emergencies

  • 16. 
    Both AORN and the Joint Commission recommend that
    • A. 

      The use of flash sterilization be minimized or decreased

    • B. 

      Flash sterilization be performed in only one sterilizer per facility

    • C. 

      Healthcare facilities get FDA approval for flash sterilization

    • D. 

      Only central service techs operate flash sterilizers

  • 17. 
    Implantable devices
    • A. 

      Should be flash sterilized in extended cycles

    • B. 

      Should only be sterilized using ethylene oxide

    • C. 

      Should not be flash sterilized

    • D. 

      Should be discarded if not used

  • 18. 
    The transport of flash sterilzed items is difficult because
    • A. 

      They have no protective wrapping

    • B. 

      They are wet

    • C. 

      They are hot

    • D. 

      Contained in heavy trays

  • 19. 
    Heat sensitive items
    • A. 

      Cannot be flash sterilized

    • B. 

      Should be disposable

    • C. 

      Must not be immersed

    • D. 

      Should not be used

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Pressurize the scope before starting the machine

    • B. 

      Use tap water as a pre-rinse

    • C. 

      Connect channels to special connectors that allow liquid to flow through them

    • D. 

      Run the cycle twice to ensure that proper microbial kill has taken place