Decontamination Process Quiz: Test!

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Decontamination Process Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 
    According to OSHA the use of physical or chemical means to inactivate blood-borne pathogens from a surface is known as:
    • A. 

      Cleaning

    • B. 

      Sterilizing

    • C. 

      Disinfection

    • D. 

      Decontamination

  • 2. 
    What is the first step in the decontamination process?
    • A. 

      Cleaning with detergent

    • B. 

      Soaking in a disinfection solution

    • C. 

      Application of a disinfectant

    • D. 

      Placing into the sterilizer

  • 3. 
    Microorganisms on contaminated items are referred to as:
    • A. 

      Antagonists

    • B. 

      Contaminants

    • C. 

      Bioburden

    • D. 

      Infection

  • 4. 
    Which of the following terms refers to disease-producing microorganisms?
    • A. 

      Pyrogen

    • B. 

      Pathogen

    • C. 

      Biofilm

    • D. 

      Bioburden

  • 5. 
    The number of air exchanges in the decontamination area should be:
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 6. 
    The ventilation system in the decontamination area must be maintained at
    • A. 

      Positive pressure

    • B. 

      Neutral pressure

    • C. 

      Flexible pressure

    • D. 

      Negative pressure

  • 7. 
    OSHA recommends that contaminated personal clothing be
    • A. 

      Laundered at the laundromat

    • B. 

      Laundered at home by the employee

    • C. 

      Laundered by the facility

    • D. 

      Throuwn away

  • 8. 
    When a new medical device is brought to the decontamination area by a sales representative what is the first step to take
    • A. 

      Hand wash the device in an enzymatic soulution

    • B. 

      Clean the device in the ultrasonic cleaner

    • C. 

      Ask the representative for verbal instructions

    • D. 

      Request written instructions from the manufacturer

  • 9. 
    A solution is consider neutral when the ph is
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      11

  • 10. 
    A soulution having a ph of 9 is
    • A. 

      Alkaline

    • B. 

      Acidic

    • C. 

      Concentrated

    • D. 

      Neutral

  • 11. 
    Enzyme based detergents contain organic substances that assist in the breakdown of
    • A. 

      Disinfectants

    • B. 

      Hard water

    • C. 

      Magnesium and copper

    • D. 

      Protein soils and blood

  • 12. 
    What is the optimal temp for enzymatic cleaners
    • A. 

      100 deg F (38 deg C)

    • B. 

      109 deg F (43 deg C)

    • C. 

      140 deg F (60 deg C)

    • D. 

      155 deg F (68 deg C)

  • 13. 
    A proteolytic enzyme detergent breaks down
    • A. 

      Fat

    • B. 

      Bone marrow

    • C. 

      Blood

    • D. 

      Carbohydrates

  • 14. 
    Before any item with multiple parts is cleaned it must be
    • A. 

      Soaked in an enzymatic solution

    • B. 

      Processed in an ultrasonic cleaner

    • C. 

      Sprayed with a lipolytic gel

    • D. 

      Disassembled

  • 15. 
    Which of the following should never be used to remove gross soil on instruments
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Saline

    • C. 

      Moist rag

    • D. 

      Enzymatic foam

  • 16. 
    Metal bristled brushes may be used to clean
    • A. 

      Box locks on hinged instruments

    • B. 

      Cutting edges of scissors

    • C. 

      Teeth on vascular forceps

    • D. 

      Tungsten carbide jaws of needle holders

  • 17. 
    The final rinse in the cleaning process should be performed using
    • A. 

      Treated water

    • B. 

      Saline

    • C. 

      Alcohol

    • D. 

      Tap water

  • 18. 
    The mechanical action in the automated cleaning process that uses sound waves and imploding bubbles is called
    • A. 

      Cavitation

    • B. 

      Irrigation

    • C. 

      Passivation

    • D. 

      Ultrasonics

  • 19. 
    Prior to processing instruments in an ultrasonic cleaner
    • A. 

      The water should be changed

    • B. 

      The temperature of the water should be 75 deg F

    • C. 

      The gross soil should be removed

    • D. 

      The instrujments should be placed in a solid metal basket

  • 20. 
    Powered equipment should be
    • A. 

      Immersed in an enzymatic solution

    • B. 

      Cleaned with saline

    • C. 

      Processing in an ultrasonic cleaner

    • D. 

      Cleaned by hand

  • 21. 
    Fiberoptic light cables should be cleaned
    • A. 

      In an ultrasonic cleaner

    • B. 

      Using a soft cloth and detergent

    • C. 

      Using a soft cloth soaked with saline

    • D. 

      In the automeated endoscope reprocessor

  • 22. 
    Before it is manually cleaned what must be done to a flexible endoscope
    • A. 

      It must be ultrasonically cleaned

    • B. 

      Alcohol must be suctioned through all channels

    • C. 

      It must be brushed with a soft brush

    • D. 

      It must be tested for leaks

  • 23. 
    All instruments and devices received from another facility should be
    • A. 

      Completely reprocessed

    • B. 

      Used as delivered

    • C. 

      Rewrapped and sterilized

    • D. 

      Resterilized as they are received

  • 24. 
    What material can be used as a simple test to check the functioning of the ultrasonic cleaner
    • A. 

      Tyvek

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Aluminum foil

  • 25. 
    The TOSI line of products is used to verify the effectiveness of
    • A. 

      Steam guns

    • B. 

      ETO aerators

    • C. 

      Steam sterilizers

    • D. 

      Mechanical washer

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