Quiz: IAHCSMM Trivia Practice Test

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Quiz: IAHCSMM Trivia Practice Test

Below is an IAHCSMM Trivia Practice Test. This test is specifically designed to help you revise adequately for the upcoming certification exams. Do you feel like you have enough knowledge to tackle the exams? Do give the quiz a shot and be sure to keep an eye out for others like it to refresh your memory. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 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