CST Chapter 11 Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Tungsten carbide scissors blades hold a sharp edge longer than stainless steel ones

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tungsten carbide is a very hard and durable material, making it ideal for scissors blades. It holds a sharp edge for a longer period of time compared to stainless steel blades, which tend to dull more quickly. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 2. 

    Tissue forceps have teeth and dressing forceps have serrations

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tissue forceps and dressing forceps are both types of surgical instruments used for different purposes. Tissue forceps have teeth on their tips, which provide a firm grip on tissues during surgical procedures. On the other hand, dressing forceps have serrations, which are small grooves on their tips that help in securely holding dressings, gauze, or other materials during wound care. Therefore, the statement that tissue forceps have teeth and dressing forceps have serrations is true.

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  • 3. 

    Double action ronguers should be tested for sharpness using tissue paper

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Double action ronguers are not typically tested for sharpness using tissue paper. Instead, they are usually tested by cutting through various materials such as gauze or surgical drapes to assess their cutting ability and sharpness. Tissue paper is not a suitable material for testing the sharpness of ronguers.

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  • 4. 

    Laser etching is a permanent instrument marking process

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Laser etching is a permanent instrument marking process because it uses a high-powered laser beam to remove material from the surface of an object, creating a permanent mark. The laser beam vaporizes or melts the material, leaving a precise and permanent mark that is resistant to fading, wear, and corrosion. This makes laser etching an ideal method for marking instruments as the marks will not fade or deteriorate over time, ensuring the identification and traceability of the instrument.

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  • 5. 

    Because they are mild cleaners dish soaps are the cleaners of choice for surgical instruments

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer, which is False, is that surgical instruments require a more thorough and effective cleaning than what mild dish soaps can provide. Dish soaps may not be strong enough to remove all the bacteria and contaminants from surgical instruments, which can pose a risk to patients. Therefore, specialized cleaners and sterilization methods are used in the healthcare industry to ensure proper cleanliness and safety.

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  • 6. 

    Microgrind or supercut scissors are usually identified with a black handle

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Microgrind or supercut scissors are usually identified with a black handle. This means that most of these types of scissors have a black handle. The color black is commonly associated with microgrind or supercut scissors, which helps in distinguishing them from other types of scissors.

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  • 7. 

    Stainless steel jaw needle holders last longer than tungsten carbide jaw needle holders.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Stainless steel jaw needleholders do not last longer than tungsten carbide jaw needleholders. Tungsten carbide is a much harder material than stainless steel, which makes it more resistant to wear and tear. Therefore, tungsten carbide jaw needleholders have a longer lifespan compared to stainless steel jaw needleholders.

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  • 8. 

    The place where the two parts of a ring handled instrument meet and pivot is called the box lock

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the place where the two parts of a ring-handled instrument meet and pivot is indeed called the box lock. This term is commonly used in reference to various instruments, such as surgical tools or pliers, where the two parts are connected and can move relative to each other at the pivot point. The box lock provides stability and allows the instrument to function properly.

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  • 9. 

    Instruments are heat treated to give their surface a mirror finish

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Instruments are not heat treated to give their surface a mirror finish. Heat treatment is a process used to alter the physical and sometimes chemical properties of materials, such as increasing their hardness or strength. A mirror finish on the surface of an instrument is typically achieved through polishing or other surface finishing techniques, not heat treatment. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    Tissue forceps have teeth

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tissue forceps have teeth to provide a better grip on delicate tissues during surgical procedures. The teeth on the forceps help to securely hold the tissue without causing excessive damage or slippage. This allows for more precise and controlled manipulation of the tissue, reducing the risk of complications during surgery.

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  • 11. 

    During instrument manufacture the process of passivation helps build a protective chromium oxide layer on each instruments surface. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During instrument manufacture, the process of passivation involves the formation of a protective chromium oxide layer on the surface of each instrument. This layer acts as a barrier, preventing corrosion and improving the overall durability and longevity of the instrument. Therefore, the statement "during instrument manufacture, the process of passivation helps build a protective chromium oxide layer on each instrument's surface" is true.

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  • 12. 

    The part of a hemostat that locks and holds it in position is called the box lock

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The part of a hemostat that locks and holds it in position is actually called the ratchet lock, not the box lock. The box lock refers to the hinge mechanism that connects the two arms of the hemostat.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Laser finished instruments are not necessarily coated with a durable protective finish that cannot be chipped or scratched. While laser finishing can provide some level of protection, it does not guarantee that the instruments will be completely resistant to damage. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 14. 

    When assembling an instrument set heavier instruments should be placed on top of lighter ones to hold them in place

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When assembling an instrument set, it is important to place heavier instruments at the bottom and lighter ones on top. This is because placing heavier instruments on top of lighter ones can cause the lighter instruments to become unstable and potentially fall or shift during transportation or use. By placing heavier instruments at the bottom, they provide a stable base and hold the lighter instruments in place, reducing the risk of damage or accidents. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 15. 

    After applying instrument identification tape isntruments should be autoclaved to help the tape bond to the instrument

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    After applying instrument identification tape, autoclaving the instruments helps the tape bond securely to the surface. Autoclaving is a process of sterilization that uses high-pressure steam to kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. The heat and moisture from the autoclave help to activate the adhesive on the tape, ensuring that it adheres firmly to the instrument. This helps to prevent the tape from peeling off during use, ensuring accurate identification of the instrument and maintaining proper hygiene in healthcare settings.

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  • 16. 

    Instrument marking tape should be wrapped approximately ______ around the instrument

    • A.

      1 to 1 1/2

    • B.

      1 1/2 to 2

    • C.

      2 to 2 1/2

    • D.

      2 1/2 to 3

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 to 1 1/2
    Explanation
    Instrument marking tape should be wrapped approximately 1 to 1 1/2 times around the instrument. This ensures that the tape securely holds the instrument in place without being too tight or too loose. Wrapping the tape more than 1 1/2 times may restrict movement or cause discomfort to the instrument, while wrapping it less than 1 time may not provide enough support. Therefore, wrapping the tape 1 to 1 1/2 times strikes a balance between stability and comfort for the instrument.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is not an acceptable form of instrument marking?

    • A.

      Laser etching

    • B.

      Acid base etching

    • C.

      Electric etching

    • D.

      Heat fused nylon

    Correct Answer
    D. Heat fused nylon
    Explanation
    Heat fused nylon is not an acceptable form of instrument marking. Commonly used methods include laser etching, acid-base etching, and electric etching. These methods ensure clear and permanent marking without compromising the integrity or functionality of the instrument, meeting quality standards in medical and surgical environments.

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  • 18. 

    The purpose of a suction stylet is to

    • A.

      Unclog the suction during surgery

    • B.

      Clean the suction in the decontamination

    • C.

      Facilitate the sterilization process

    • D.

      Provide a measuring guide for the surgeon

    Correct Answer
    A. Unclog the suction during surgery
    Explanation
    A suction stylet is a medical instrument used during surgery to remove or clear any blockages in the suction system. It helps to unclog the suction by removing any debris or fluids that may obstruct the flow. This ensures that the surgical area remains clear and allows for effective suctioning during the procedure.

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  • 19. 

    Kerrison laminectomy ronguers should be tested using

    • A.

      Tissue paper

    • B.

      A plastic dowel rod

    • C.

      Rubber testing material

    • D.

      An index card

    Correct Answer
    D. An index card
    Explanation
    The correct answer is an index card. This is because kerrison laminectomy ronguers are surgical instruments used to remove bone during spinal surgery. They have sharp edges that need to be tested for sharpness. An index card is a suitable material for testing the sharpness of the ronguers because it is thin and can easily be cut by the instrument. Tissue paper may not provide enough resistance to accurately test the sharpness, while a plastic dowel rod or rubber testing material may be too thick or rigid to effectively evaluate the sharpness of the ronguers.

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  • 20. 

    Scissor with tungsten carbide cutting edges are usually identified by

    • A.

      Black handles

    • B.

      Silver handles

    • C.

      Gold handles

    • D.

      The letters tc

    Correct Answer
    C. Gold handles
    Explanation
    Scissors with tungsten carbide cutting edges are usually identified by gold handles. This is because gold handles are commonly used to indicate that the scissors have tungsten carbide cutting edges. The use of gold handles helps users easily identify and differentiate these scissors from others that may have different types of cutting edges.

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