Practice Exam III

149 Questions | Total Attempts: 3117

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A 150 question practice exam covering all subjects


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  • 1. 
    Patient safety and hospital efficiency and effectiveness are related to ____.
    • A. 

      The type of computer system in use

    • B. 

      The size of the hospital

    • C. 

      Consistent communication

    • D. 

      Clearer printing on all paper work

  • 2. 
    Preoperative diagnostic studies are performed by the ____.
    • A. 

      Medical laboratory

    • B. 

      Diagnostic imaging department

    • C. 

      Pathology department

    • D. 

      Emergency department

  • 3. 
    Treatment that might provide assistance for stereotactic surgery is the ____.
    • A. 

      Medical laboratory

    • B. 

      Diagnostic imaging department

    • C. 

      ICU

    • D. 

      Central supply department

  • 4. 
    When wWhen was the first national certifying exam for the surgical technologist offered?
    • A. 

      Dec. 1970

    • B. 

      Jan. 1954

    • C. 

      Sept. 1992

    • D. 

      Mar. 1981

  • 5. 
    The needs or activities related to one’s identification or interaction with another individual or group forms which component of the human being?
    • A. 

      Social

    • B. 

      Psychological

    • C. 

      Physical

    • D. 

      Physiological

  • 6. 
    A uterine fibroid is an example of what type of factor causing surgical intervention?
    • A. 

      Trauma

    • B. 

      Genetic malformation

    • C. 

      Nonmalignant neoplasm

    • D. 

      Metabolic disease

  • 7. 
    One of O One of the advantages to the life stage approach is that it ____.
    • A. 

      Focuses on sexual development

    • B. 

      Explains cognitive development

    • C. 

      Does not require advanced levels of education to apply

    • D. 

      Explains affective learning

  • 8. 
    Which of the following considerations may be more relevant to the elderly patient than to an adolescent?
    • A. 

      Patient’s skin condition

    • B. 

      Informed consent

    • C. 

      Environmental safety

    • D. 

      Anesthetic agent

  • 9. 
    When positioning the elderly patient, the team must be especially aware of ____.
    • A. 

      The patient’s need to do things independently

    • B. 

      An overly modest attitude

    • C. 

      The need for speed

    • D. 

      Loss of mobility in joints

  • 10. 
    Which of the following cannot be performed by the child of less than 6 months of age?
    • A. 

      Shiver

    • B. 

      Cry loudly

    • C. 

      Urinate

    • D. 

      Vomit

  • 11. 
    Wha The What is the number of air exchanges required to keep the amount of airborne contamination in the OR to a minimum?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      120

  • 12. 
    The area where patients wait within the department before entering the OR is called____.
    • A. 

      Anesthesia holding

    • B. 

      Same day surgery

    • C. 

      Postoperative holding

    • D. 

      Preoperative holding

  • 13. 
    The abse The Absence of microbes or infection is called ____. The a
    • A. 

      Sterile

    • B. 

      Surgically clean

    • C. 

      Decontamination

    • D. 

      Disinfection

  • 14. 
    The abs TThe contamination of a person or object by another person or object is called ____.
    • A. 

      Cross contamination

    • B. 

      Infection

    • C. 

      Sepsis

    • D. 

      Pathogenesis

  • 15. 
    Methods used to prevent contamination of the sterile field are referred to as ____.
    • A. 

      sporicidal

    • B. 

      Sterile technique

    • C. 

      Antisepsis

    • D. 

      surgical conscience

  • 16. 
    Escherichia coli normally resides in the lumen of the ____.
    • A. 

      Esophagus

    • B. 

      Trachea

    • C. 

      Intestine

    • D. 

      Urethra

  • 17. 
    The primary source of airborne bacteria transmission in the operating room is the ____.
    • A. 

      Patient

    • B. 

      Anesthesia equipment

    • C. 

      Surgical team

    • D. 

      Electrocautery

  • 18. 
    Nonsterile items and individuals may ____.
    • A. 

      Only contact nonsterile items

    • B. 

      NOT contact any other item

    • C. 

      Contact sterile items

    • D. 

      Contact disinfected items

  • 19. 
    The basis for the practice of strict adherence to sterile technique is called ____.
    • A. 

      Microbiology

    • B. 

      A positive care approach

    • C. 

      Surgical conscience

    • D. 

      Liability

  • 20. 
    The process that assures that all microorganisms including spores are killed is called ____.
    • A. 

      High-level disinfection

    • B. 

      Antisepsis

    • C. 

      Virucidal

    • D. 

      Sterilization

  • 21. 
    Filtered air from the decontamination room is exhausted to the ____.
    • A. 

      Operating room

    • B. 

      Patient’s room

    • C. 

      Outside of the health care facility

    • D. 

      Air filter system

  • 22. 
    A catalyst used to aid in the breakdown of organic material such as blood and tissue is a/an ____.
    • A. 

      Iodine solution

    • B. 

      Quaternary solution

    • C. 

      Enzyme

    • D. 

      Antiseptic

  • 23. 
    The ultrasonic washer is an example of a/an
    • A. 

      Sterilizer

    • B. 

      Mechanical decontamination unit

    • C. 

      physical decontamination method

    • D. 

      Bioburden

  • 24. 
    The ____ is used to remove small organic particles and soil from areas of instruments that are difficult to clean manually.
    • A. 

      Ultrasonic washer

    • B. 

      CUSA

    • C. 

      Wire brush

    • D. 

      Gas sterilizer

  • 25. 
    An intermediate level of disinfection may be appropriate for ____.
    • A. 

      Semicritical items

    • B. 

      Critical items

    • C. 

      Microsurgical instruments

    • D. 

      GI instruments