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PRACTICE TEST FOR THE CENTRAL STERILE SUPPLY CERTIFICATION EXAM


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  • 1. 
    Wich of the following is a system used to treat the final rinse water used for cleaning?
    • A. 

      Water conductivity

    • B. 

      Sanitization

    • C. 

      Deionization

    • D. 

      Sterilization

  • 2. 
    Bluish or rainbow-type stains caused by _________ in water.
    • A. 

      Chlorides and solids

    • B. 

      Iron and silicates

    • C. 

      Calcium

    • D. 

      Fluoride

  • 3. 
    The ideal level of silicates in water used for cleaning is _______ ppm or less
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      50

  • 4. 
    Purified water should have a ph of ______
    • A. 

      4.5 - 5.5

    • B. 

      5.5 - 6.5

    • C. 

      6.5 - 7.5

    • D. 

      7.5 - 8.5

  • 5. 
    Tap water should ideally have a concentration of ______ ppm or less
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      50

  • 6. 
    Water purification usually involvesthe use of a:
    • A. 

      Pre-filter

    • B. 

      Post-filter

    • C. 

      Pre-filter and post-filter

  • 7. 
    The term " hemi " is a
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Root

    • C. 

      Suffix

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 8. 
    The term "excise" means
    • A. 

      To repair

    • B. 

      To open

    • C. 

      To cut out

    • D. 

      Examine

  • 9. 
    The majority of medical terms are either _______ or _______ origin
    • A. 

      Greek or french

    • B. 

      Greek or latin

    • C. 

      Latin or french

    • D. 

      Latin and english

  • 10. 
    Which of the following tells a primary meaning of the word?
    • A. 

      Prefix word element

    • B. 

      Root word element

    • C. 

      Suffix word element

    • D. 

      Combining vowel

  • 11. 
    "hyperglicemya" refers to?
    • A. 

      Malignant tumor

    • B. 

      Tissue death of an artery

    • C. 

      High blood sugar

    • D. 

      Enlargement of the hearth

  • 12. 
    " Dermopathy " is a(n):
    • A. 

      Skin disease

    • B. 

      Inflammation of the liver

    • C. 

      Fluid-filled sack

    • D. 

      Inflammation of a joint

  • 13. 
    The term "BKA" refers to a surgical procedure involving:
    • A. 

      Treatment of a fractured bone without an incision

    • B. 

      Surgical removal of both the fallopian tubes and ovaries

    • C. 

      Surgical removal of the leg below the knee

    • D. 

      A type of hip joint reconstruction

  • 14. 
    __________ is an example of a fungus.
    • A. 

      Pneumonia

    • B. 

      Tuberculosis

    • C. 

      Athlete's foot

    • D. 

      Herpes simplex type 2

  • 15. 
    Instrument marking tape should be wrapped approximately _______ around the instrument.
    • A. 

      1 to 1 1/2

    • B. 

      1 1/2 to 2

    • C. 

      2 to 2/5

    • D. 

      2/5 to 3

  • 16. 
    The purpose of a suction stylet is to:
    • A. 

      Unclog the suction during surgery

    • B. 

      Clean the scution in the decontamination area

    • C. 

      Facilitate the sterilization process

    • D. 

      Provide a measuring guide for the surgeon

  • 17. 
    Scissors with tungsten carbide cutting edges are usually identified by:
    • A. 

      Black handles

    • B. 

      Silver handles

    • C. 

      Gold handles

    • D. 

      The letters "TC"

  • 18. 
    The first step to inspect the insulation of a laparoscopic instrument is to:
    • A. 

      Check the collar at the distal tip

    • B. 

      Try to slide the insulation back

    • C. 

      Check the handle for chipping or cracking

    • D. 

      Visually check the instrument shaft

  • 19. 
    The endoscope that would be dispensed for a procedure that required the visualization of the lower part of the large intestine would be a:
    • A. 

      Colonoscope

    • B. 

      Sigmoidoscope

    • C. 

      Gastroscope

    • D. 

      Ureteroscope

  • 20. 
    Loaner instruments should:
    • A. 

      Be decontaminized if they appear soiled upon arrival

    • B. 

      Be sterilized using a low sterilization process

    • C. 

      Be decontaminated before use

    • D. 

      Not be used

  • 21. 
    Information regarding cleaning processes for endoscopes should be provided by:
    • A. 

      The SGNA

    • B. 

      APIC

    • C. 

      The instrument manufacturer

    • D. 

      The OR staff

  • 22. 
    Wich of the following statements about flexible endoscopes its true?
    • A. 

      Not all endoscopes can be processed in an 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

  • 23. 
    The process by wich unwrapped instruments are steam sterilized for inmediate use when an emergency situation arises is called:
    • A. 

      Emergency sterilization

    • B. 

      Flash sterilization

    • C. 

      Core sterilization

    • D. 

      Rapid reprocessing

  • 24. 
    Endotracheal tubes and anesthesia breathing circuits are examples of :
    • A. 

      Critical devices

    • B. 

      Semi-critical devices

    • C. 

      Non-crtical devices

    • D. 

      Surgical instruments

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statements about flash steriliztion is true?
    • A. 

      Its the method of choice for metal instruments

    • B. 

      It is recommended to be used as a primary sterilization process by AAMI and AORN

    • C. 

      It reduces turnaround time because cleaning its not required

    • D. 

      It should be used only in emergencies

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