CST Chapter 5 Review Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Agency which may intervene in a matter of worker protection even if there are no specific regulations covering the situation

    • A.

      OSHA

    • B.

      EPA

    • C.

      FDA

    • D.

      AORN

    Correct Answer
    A. OSHA
    Explanation
    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the correct answer because it is an agency responsible for ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for employees. Even in situations where there are no specific regulations in place, OSHA has the authority to intervene and enforce worker protection standards. This is because their primary goal is to prevent workplace accidents, injuries, and illnesses, and they have the power to set and enforce general safety guidelines to achieve this objective.

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  • 2. 

    Regulations under the clean air act are administered by

    • A.

      OSHA

    • B.

      FDA

    • C.

      EPA

    • D.

      AORN

    Correct Answer
    C. EPA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is EPA. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for administering regulations under the Clean Air Act. The EPA's main objective is to protect human health and the environment by enforcing laws and regulations related to air and water pollution, hazardous waste, and other environmental issues. The EPA sets standards and guidelines for industries and individuals to ensure compliance with clean air regulations and reduce harmful emissions. They also conduct research and provide education on environmental issues to promote sustainable practices and protect the quality of the air we breathe.

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  • 3. 

    Agency which imposes very strict labeling requirements on manufactureers of chemicals used by cst department

    • A.

      OSHA

    • B.

      FDA

    • C.

      EPA

    • D.

      AAMi

    Correct Answer
    C. EPA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is EPA. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an agency that imposes very strict labeling requirements on manufacturers of chemicals used by the cst department. The EPA is responsible for regulating and enforcing environmental laws in the United States, including the labeling and handling of chemicals to protect human health and the environment. They set standards and guidelines for labeling, ensuring that manufacturers provide accurate and clear information about the potential hazards and proper handling of chemicals.

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  • 4. 

    Healthcare regulations and standards provide consistancy of departmental activites by outlining

    • A.

      Minimal performance standards

    • B.

      Equal pay practices

    • C.

      Productivity time lines

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Minimal performance standards
    Explanation
    Healthcare regulations and standards provide consistency of departmental activities by outlining minimal performance standards. These standards ensure that healthcare providers adhere to a certain level of quality and efficiency in their services. By setting these performance standards, healthcare organizations can maintain a consistent level of care across different departments and ensure that patients receive the necessary treatment and services. This helps in improving patient outcomes and overall healthcare delivery.

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  • 5. 

    Established national emissions for EO used by hospitals are regialted

    • A.

      In all states

    • B.

      In washington dc

    • C.

      In the western states

    • D.

      There are no established national emission standards

    Correct Answer
    D. There are no established national emission standards
    Explanation
    The given answer states that there are no established national emission standards for EO used by hospitals. This means that there are no specific regulations or guidelines at the national level regarding the emissions of EO in hospitals. Therefore, hospitals are not required to adhere to any specific emission standards set by the government.

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  • 6. 

    Chemical indicatiors are FDA_____ devices

    • A.

      Class I

    • B.

      Class II

    • C.

      Class III

    • D.

      Not regulated by FDA

    Correct Answer
    B. Class II
    Explanation
    Chemical indicators are classified as Class II devices by the FDA. This means that they are considered to have a moderate risk to the patient and require special controls to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Class II devices are subject to regulatory requirements such as premarket notification (510(k)) and good manufacturing practices. This classification ensures that chemical indicators undergo proper evaluation and monitoring to protect the health and well-being of patients.

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  • 7. 

    Heart valves and pacemakers are examples of FDA  ______  medical devices

    • A.

      Class I

    • B.

      Class II

    • C.

      Class III

    • D.

      Not regulated by FDA

    Correct Answer
    C. Class III
    Explanation
    Heart valves and pacemakers are examples of FDA Class III medical devices. Class III devices are considered to have the highest risk and are subject to the most stringent regulatory controls by the FDA. These devices are typically used to support or sustain life, are implanted, or have a potential for serious harm if they fail. Due to their high risk nature, Class III devices require premarket approval from the FDA before they can be marketed and sold to the public.

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  • 8. 

    Under current regulations who is required to report suspected medical device related deaths to the FDA

    • A.

      Device manufacturer

    • B.

      Hospitals

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    Under current regulations, both device manufacturers and hospitals are required to report suspected medical device-related deaths to the FDA. Device manufacturers are responsible for reporting deaths that are directly related to the use of their devices, while hospitals are required to report deaths that may be related to the use of any medical device. Therefore, both device manufacturers and hospitals have the obligation to report suspected medical device-related deaths to the FDA, making the answer "all of the above" correct.

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  • 9. 

    Standards and regulations help set levels of ______ in our departments

    • A.

      Quality

    • B.

      Safety

    • C.

      Efficiency

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Standards and regulations play a crucial role in maintaining and improving the overall performance of departments. They help establish benchmarks for quality, ensuring that products or services meet the desired standards. Safety standards ensure a secure working environment for employees and customers, minimizing the risk of accidents or harm. Additionally, regulations also focus on efficiency, promoting streamlined processes and resource utilization. Therefore, all of the given options - quality, safety, and efficiency - are important aspects that standards and regulations address in departments.

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  • 10. 

    Medical Device reporting is regulated by the

    • A.

      NFPA

    • B.

      EPA

    • C.

      WHO

    • D.

      FDA

    Correct Answer
    D. FDA
    Explanation
    Medical Device reporting is regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The FDA is responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices in the United States. They require manufacturers, importers, and device user facilities to report any adverse events or malfunctions related to medical devices. This reporting helps the FDA monitor the safety and performance of medical devices and take appropriate actions to protect public health. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) deals with fire safety standards, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) focuses on environmental regulations, and the WHO (World Health Organization) is an international organization that addresses global health issues.

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  • 11. 

    Sometimes State of local regulations differ from federal regulations and when that happens the most stringent regulations apple

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In certain cases, the regulations imposed by local governments may be stricter than the regulations set by the federal government. When this occurs, the most stringent regulations are applied, meaning that the more strict local regulations take precedence over the federal regulations. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 12. 

    Following OSHA regulations for wearing PPE in the central service decontamination area is optional

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to the given statement, following OSHA regulations for wearing PPE in the central service decontamination area is optional. However, the correct answer is False, which means that it is not optional to follow OSHA regulations for wearing PPE in the central service decontamination area. This implies that it is mandatory to adhere to the regulations and wear the necessary personal protective equipment in that area.

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  • 13. 

    Third party reprocessors are regulated by the FDA

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because third party reprocessors, which refers to companies or organizations that reprocess medical devices, are indeed regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The FDA sets guidelines and regulations for the reprocessing of medical devices to ensure their safety and effectiveness. These regulations are in place to protect patients and healthcare providers from potential risks associated with the use of reprocessed medical devices. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 14. 

    Recommendations regarding sterilization practices are provided by AAMI

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) is a recognized organization that provides guidelines and recommendations for sterilization practices in the medical field. They have established standards and protocols to ensure the safety and effectiveness of sterilization processes. Therefore, it is true that recommendations regarding sterilization practices are provided by AAMI.

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  • 15. 

    ANSI is a voluntary association dedicated to infection control and prevention

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is not specifically dedicated to infection control and prevention. ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for various industries, including healthcare. However, infection control and prevention may be addressed within some of the standards developed by ANSI, but it is not the primary focus of the organization.

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  • 16. 

    The organization that conducts on site surveys to evaluate healthcare organizations is the ISO

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False because the organization that conducts on-site surveys to evaluate healthcare organizations is not the ISO. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is responsible for developing and publishing international standards, but it does not specifically focus on healthcare evaluations. There are other organizations, such as the Joint Commission or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), that conduct on-site surveys and evaluations of healthcare organizations.

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  • 17. 

    Failure to receive accreditation from the joint commission can result in the loss of medicare and medicaid payments

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Failure to receive accreditation from the joint commission can result in the loss of Medicare and Medicaid payments. This is because accreditation from the joint commission is a requirement for healthcare organizations to be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Without accreditation, healthcare providers may not meet the necessary quality and safety standards set by the joint commission, thus putting their Medicare and Medicaid payments at risk. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 18. 

    The SGNA is a good source for information about the proper processing of flexible endoscopes

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) is a reputable organization that provides information and guidelines on various aspects of gastroenterology nursing, including the proper processing of flexible endoscopes. Therefore, it can be considered a reliable source of information in this regard. Hence, the statement is true.

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  • 19. 

    Calss III medical devices are identified as high risk

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Class III medical devices are identified as high risk because they are intended to sustain or support life, are implanted, or present potential unreasonable risk of illness or injury. These devices require a rigorous premarket approval process to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Class III devices include implantable pacemakers, heart valves, and certain types of prosthetics. Due to the potential risks associated with these devices, they are subject to stricter regulations and oversight by regulatory authorities.

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  • 20. 

    Re use of single use medical devices is less regulated now than it was in th 90's

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the re-use of single-use medical devices is actually more regulated now than it was in the 90s. Over the years, there have been advancements in medical technology and a better understanding of infection control practices. As a result, there is a greater emphasis on patient safety and reducing the risk of cross-contamination. Regulatory authorities have implemented stricter guidelines and regulations to ensure that single-use devices are not reprocessed or reused, thereby minimizing the potential for infections and other complications.

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