Practice Exam II

100 Questions | Total Attempts: 561

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Practice Exam Quizzes & Trivia

A collection of questions of the STST chapters - 100 questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    “Strike through” is used aseptically to describe:
    • A. 

      Perforation of sharp object through sterile wrapper

    • B. 

      Rupture of heat seal during sterilization

    • C. 

      Use of biologic indicator for sterilization

    • D. 

      Soaking of moisture from unsterile to sterile layers

  • 2. 
    The most common nosocomial infections are:
    • A. 

      Respiratory

    • B. 

      Surgical wound infection

    • C. 

      Urinary infections with catheter use

    • D. 

      Gastrointestinal

  • 3. 
    A urinary tract infection following a cystoscopy is an example of a :
    • A. 

      Community acquired infection

    • B. 

      Nosocomial infection

    • C. 

      Recurrent infection

    • D. 

      Laten infection

  • 4. 
    What is the correct procedure to follow when a sterile metal graduate is opened and water droplets are on the inside?
    • A. 

      Discard the pitcher, it is contaminated

    • B. 

      Use the pitcher, droplets ae sterile

    • C. 

      Use it, but dry out with a sterile towel

    • D. 

      Let container air dry before use

  • 5. 
    Which of the following terms refers to the level of honesty and integrity that every surgical technologist must uphold in the delivery of quality patient care?
    • A. 

      Respondeat superior

    • B. 

      Standard precautions

    • C. 

      Aseptic technique

    • D. 

      Surgical conscience

  • 6. 
    For aseptic purposes, covering a sterile table for later use is:
    • A. 

      Permissible for up to one hour before the procedure

    • B. 

      Permissible in instances of an emergency

    • C. 

      Not permissible for up to two hours before the procedure

    • D. 

      Not permissible in any circumstance

  • 7. 
    The purpose of the surgical hand scrub is to:
    • A. 

      Reduce the number of microorganisms

    • B. 

      Sterilize the hands and arms

    • C. 

      Prevent wearing gown and gloves

    • D. 

      Allow touching nonsterile items

  • 8. 
    What action would NOT be taken following a needle stick?
    • A. 

      Prevent bleeding

    • B. 

      Cleanse area

    • C. 

      Remove glove immediately

    • D. 

      Report incident

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      Once sterile drapes have been positioned, they should not be moved

    • B. 

      An item that extends below the table edge is considered sterile

    • C. 

      Inside of sterile wrappers is considered sterile up to a 3-inch perimeter

    • D. 

      When opening a sterile package, top flap is opened toward the body

  • 10. 
    A perforating towel clip is used on the sterile field to keep a drape in place but is moved by the surgeon. How should the surgical technologist handle the towel clip?
    • A. 

      Placed on sterile back table

    • B. 

      Handed off the field to the circulator

    • C. 

      Handed to circulator for removal from O.R.

    • D. 

      Placed back on drape in another area

  • 11. 
    What term is used to refer to performing surgery at a distance with robotic arms?
    • A. 

      Telecommunications

    • B. 

      Telesurgery

    • C. 

      Artificial Intelligence

    • D. 

      Autonomous Surgery

  • 12. 
    What is the technical term for robotic arms?
    • A. 

      Telechirs

    • B. 

      Articulates

    • C. 

      Resolutions

    • D. 

      Manipulators

  • 13. 
    The robotic arm’s clockwise and counterclockwise movements around on axis are referred to as:
    • A. 

      Arm Movements

    • B. 

      Degrees of rotation

    • C. 

      Articulated geometry

    • D. 

      Degrees of freedom

  • 14. 
    A right and left movement of the robotic arm is called:
    • A. 

      Pitch

    • B. 

      Roll

    • C. 

      Yaw

    • D. 

      Rotation

  • 15. 
    What term refers to the robot’s ability to differentiate between two objects?
    • A. 

      Binocular machine vision

    • B. 

      Stereo vision

    • C. 

      Resolution

    • D. 

      Sensitivity

  • 16. 
    What term is used to refer to remotely controlled robots?
    • A. 

      Telepresence

    • B. 

      Manipulator

    • C. 

      Voice-activated

    • D. 

      Telechir

  • 17. 
    What term is used to refer to the rotating movement of the robotic arm?
    • A. 

      Pitch

    • B. 

      Yaw

    • C. 

      Roll

    • D. 

      Degree

  • 18. 
    Which of the following types of specimens would not be placed in a preservative solution?
    • A. 

      Uterus

    • B. 

      Renal calculi

    • C. 

      Tonsils

    • D. 

      Colon

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is a commonly used preservative solution for tissue specimens?
    • A. 

      Ethyl alcohol

    • B. 

      Formalin

    • C. 

      Distilled water

    • D. 

      Povidene iodine

  • 20. 
    All of the following statements are true for the handling of specimens EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Hemostatic clamp is not placed on the specimen

    • B. 

      Bilateral specimens are placed in the same container

    • C. 

      Anaerobic cultures should be refrigerated

    • D. 

      Specimens are not handed off on a surgical sponge

  • 21. 
    All of the following statements are true for the handling of bullets as a specimen EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Bullet is placed in a dry container

    • B. 

      Bullet is handed off with forceps

    • C. 

      Bullet is handed off on a towel

    • D. 

      Bullet has legal significance

  • 22. 
    A tissue specimen indicated for frozen section is sent to the pathology department in a specimen container with:
    • A. 

      No preservative

    • B. 

      Distilled water

    • C. 

      Formalin

    • D. 

      Saline

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is NOT routinely required for all patients preoperatively?
    • A. 

      Medical history and physical

    • B. 

      Surgical consent

    • C. 

      Chest X-ray

    • D. 

      Preoperative hygiene

  • 24. 
    Why should nail polish be removed?
    • A. 

      Prevent surgical wound infection

    • B. 

      Allow temperature to be recorded

    • C. 

      Monitor blood pressure

    • D. 

      Allow use of pulse oximeter

  • 25. 
    What report is completed when an adverse or unusual event takes place in the O.R. that may have legal consequences for the staff or patient?
    • A. 

      Operative report

    • B. 

      Incident report

    • C. 

      Medical record

    • D. 

      Advance directive