CST Practice Test Chapter 13 Quiz!

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Surgical technicians assist surgeons and other medical professionals in hospital operating rooms and similar environments. They also assist during those procedures as part of a team of operating room professionals. Below is a CST practice test based on chapter 13 designed to help you review it. Give it a try and see if you may need more study time to understand it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The FDA classifies sterilization packaging as a
    • A. 

      Class I medical device

    • B. 

      Class II medical Device

    • C. 

      Class III medical device

    • D. 

      Class IV medical device

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not an acceptable sterilization packaging material
    • A. 

      Muslin

    • B. 

      Barrier cloth

    • C. 

      Canvas

    • D. 

      Twills

  • 3. 
    Wicking materials are used to
    • A. 

      Dry instruments before sterilization

    • B. 

      Allow air removal steam penetration and facilitate drying

    • C. 

      Cushion instruments from the extreme force in steam sterilizer chambers

    • D. 

      Hold water away from the bottom of instrument trays

  • 4. 
    When arranging plastic paper pouches in the sterilizer the pouches should be arranged
    • A. 

      Paper to plastic

    • B. 

      Paper to paper

    • C. 

      Plastic to plastic

    • D. 

      The way in which the most packages can be placed in the sterilizer

  • 5. 
    The relative humidity of the central service department should be
    • A. 

      Less than 75

    • B. 

      Less than 60

    • C. 

      Less than 50

    • D. 

      Less than 35

  • 6. 
    Some places including formulations of spun bonded polyolefin are intended for use solely in these steruilization processes
    • A. 

      High temp

    • B. 

      Low temp

    • C. 

      Liquid

    • D. 

      Flash

  • 7. 
    When placing ring handled instruments in an instrument ray you should
    • A. 

      Lock handles to prevent damage during sterilization

    • B. 

      Arrange the instruments in alphabetical order

    • C. 

      Arrange the instruments in the order of their use

    • D. 

      Unlock the handles and open the instruments

  • 8. 
    Gauze squares are the wicking material of choice for instrument sets
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Temps in steril storage area should be 55-60
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Sterile packages should be stored no lower than 8-10 inches from the floor
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Cellulose materials cannot be processed within a gas plasma sterilizer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Reusable textile packaging requires less labor than disposable packaging
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Aluminum foil is an acceptable packaging material for dry heat sterilization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Because shelf life is event related stock rotation is no longer necessary
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False