The Ultimate IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test Quiz!

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The Ultimate IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test Quiz!

Welcome to The Ultimate IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test Quiz! Service technicians are charged with ensuring that all the materials used in the hospital are properly sterilized. Are you studying to be a service technician and thing you are well prepared for the exam? The practice test below is designed to help you pass and refresh your memory before the Certified Registered Central Service Technician exams. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nosocomial infections are:
    • A. 

      Most likely to accur during international travel

    • B. 

      Caused by drug resistant organisms

    • C. 

      Those without known cures

    • D. 

      Those which occur in the course of being treated in the hospital

  • 2. 
    The human resources tool that identifies major tasks performed by persons in specific positions is called a:
    • A. 

      Job duty list

    • B. 

      Job specification

    • C. 

      Task summary review

    • D. 

      Job description

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is the most popular title for the central service department head?
    • A. 

      Coordinator

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Manager

    • D. 

      Supervisor

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Drain line of the sterilizer

    • B. 

      Center of the sterilizer

    • C. 

      Bottom of the sterilizer

    • D. 

      Side of the sterilizer

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Class I

    • B. 

      No class

    • C. 

      Class III

    • D. 

      Class II

  • 6. 
     In a sterilization  load containing 2 small basins, the chemicals indicators will be positioned.
    • A. 

      On the middle of the basins

    • B. 

      On the top of the basins

    • C. 

      On the lowest par of the basin

    • D. 

      On the handles to check proper identification

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Placing hot or warm packages in cold surfaces

    • B. 

      Wet packs

    • C. 

      Because a water leak in the sterilizer

    • D. 

      Open to soon the sterilizer door

  • 8. 
    What is the preferred  pH of detergents used for most cleaning processes?
    • A. 

      Low pH

    • B. 

      High pH

    • C. 

      Neutral pH

    • D. 

      It depends on the water temperature and exposure time

  • 9. 
    The moisture content of saturated steam should posses a relative humidity of:
    • A. 

      88% to 100%

    • B. 

      97% to 100%

    • C. 

      99% to 100%

    • D. 

      50% to 50%

  • 10. 
    Which the following steps happens first when proceeding flexible endoscopies?
    • A. 

      Leak testing

    • B. 

      Higth-level disinfecting/sterilizing

    • C. 

      Manual cleaning

    • D. 

      Drying

  • 11. 
    Information regarding cleaning processes for endoscopes should be provided by:
    • A. 

      The SGNA

    • B. 

      APIC

    • C. 

      The instrument manufacturer

    • D. 

      The operating room staff

  • 12. 
    Winch of the following statements about endoscopes is true?`
    • A. 

      Not all endoscopes can be processed in the AER

    • B. 

      Ultrasonic cleaning is the process of choice for endoscopes

    • C. 

      Flexible endoscopes are not easily damaged

    • D. 

      All endoscopes should be steam sterilized

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Muslim

    • B. 

      Barrier cloth

    • C. 

      Canvas

    • D. 

      Twills

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Less than 75%

    • B. 

      Less than 60%

    • C. 

      Less than 50%

    • D. 

      Less than 35%

  • 18. 
    When placing ring handled instruments in an instrument tray,you should:
    • A. 

      Lock the 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

  • 19. 
    A material that removes electrons from another substance is called:
    • A. 

      An oxidizing agent

    • B. 

      A demagnetizer

    • C. 

      An atom

    • D. 

      A molecule

  • 20. 
    Before an item can be placed in a liquid chemical sterile processing system they must be:
    • A. 

      Heated

    • B. 

      Filled with air

    • C. 

      Sterilized

    • D. 

      Cleaned

  • 21. 
    Both AORN and the joint commission recommend that::
    • A. 

      The use of flash sterilization be minimized or decreased

    • B. 

      Flash sterilization be performed in only one sterilizer per facility

    • C. 

      Healthcare facility get FDA approval for flash sterilization

    • D. 

      Only central service technicians operate flash sterilizers

  • 22. 
    Implantable devices:
    • A. 

      Should be flash sterilized in extended cycles

    • B. 

      Should only be sterilized using ethylene oxide

    • C. 

      Should not be flash sterilized

    • D. 

      Should be discarded if not used

  • 23. 
    Heat sensitive items:
    • A. 

      Cannot be flash sterilized

    • B. 

      Should be disposable

    • C. 

      Must not be inmersed

    • D. 

      Should not be used

  • 24. 
    Sterilizer recording charts and/or printouts should be checked:
    • A. 

      At the end of the shift

    • B. 

      Every 24 hours

    • C. 

      By the supervisor

    • D. 

      During and at the end of of each cycle

  • 25. 
    Two most common temperatures used in steam sterilization are
    • A. 

      120° and 140° F

    • B. 

      100° and 130° F

    • C. 

      320° AND 350°- 355° F

    • D. 

      250° AND 270° - 275° f