What Do You Know About IAHCSMM? Take This Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About IAHCSMM? Take This Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Soiled instruments and other items are received in the _________ area of the Central Service Department.
    • A. 

      Preparation

    • B. 

      Packaging

    • C. 

      Decontamination

    • D. 

      Sterilization

  • 2. 
    _________ is the first step in the sterilization process.
    • A. 

      Receiving

    • B. 

      Sorting

    • C. 

      Soaking

    • D. 

      Cleaning

  • 3. 
    Central Service Technicians must wear special attire referred to as ____ to minimize their exposure to blood-borne pathogens and other contaminants.
    • A. 

      PPE

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      SCRUBS

    • D. 

      CDC

  • 4. 
    Instrument sets and other required instrumentation needed for all surgical procedures for an entire day are usually pulled  (collected).
    • A. 

      Two days before they will be used

    • B. 

      The day or evening before they will be used

    • C. 

      The morning of the planned surgery

    • D. 

      Early morning ( for morning procedures )and early afternoon on the day of surgery.

  • 5. 
    The use of analytical skills to solve problems and make decisions is a component of which of the following knowledge and skills dimensions?
    • A. 

      Communication abilities

    • B. 

      Facility system responsabilities

    • C. 

      Employability skills

    • D. 

      Safety practices

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    In the future which of the following will more frequently become a requirement for working in a central service department?
    • A. 

      On the job training

    • B. 

      Experience

    • C. 

      Formal education

    • D. 

      Reference from facility administrator

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the most popular title for the central service department head?
    • A. 

      Coordinator

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Manager

    • D. 

      Supervisor

  • 10. 
    The largest costumer of the central service department is ?
    • A. 

      The emergency department

    • B. 

      Labor and delivery

    • C. 

      Material management

    • D. 

      The operating room

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a trend in the central service?
    • A. 

      Decentralizacion of central service respomsabilities

    • B. 

      The use of more reusable and more complex devices

    • C. 

      Satellite-processing units with centralized management

    • D. 

      Consolidation into entire integrated delivery networks

  • 12. 
    In central service , the concept of " one way flow of materials" refers to the movement of products :
    • A. 

      From central service to surgical areas

    • B. 

      From surgical areas to central service

    • C. 

      From soiled areas to clean processing areas within central service.

    • D. 

      From clean processing areas to soiled areas in the central service

  • 13. 
    The sterile storage area in the central service department should be restricted to :
    • A. 

      Central service managers and supervisors

    • B. 

      Operating room personnel

    • C. 

      Central service employees only

    • D. 

      Properly attired personnel meeting facility requirements

  • 14. 
    The term " hemi" is a
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Root

    • C. 

      Suffix

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 15. 
    The term " exise" means
    • A. 

      To repair

    • B. 

      To open

    • C. 

      To cut out

    • D. 

      Examine

  • 16. 
    Which of the following means " beside or near"?
    • A. 

      Para

    • B. 

      Peri

    • C. 

      Parta

    • D. 

      Pana

  • 17. 
    Which of the following surgical abbreviations migth be used relating to a fractured bone?
    • A. 

      CABG

    • B. 

      BSO

    • C. 

      ORIF

    • D. 

      TAH

  • 18. 
    The term " intercosto" means
    • A. 

      Within the colon

    • B. 

      Between the toes

    • C. 

      Within the bladder

    • D. 

      Between the ribs

  • 19. 
    The majority of medical terms are to either ______ or _________ origin.
    • A. 

      Greek of french

    • B. 

      Greek or latin

    • C. 

      Latin or french

    • D. 

      Latin and english

  • 20. 
    Wich of the following tells a primary meaning of a word?
    • A. 

      Prefix word element

    • B. 

      Root word element

    • C. 

      Suffix word element

    • D. 

      Combining bowel

  • 21. 
    The purpose of a combining vowel is to:
    • A. 

      Tell the primary meaning of a word

    • B. 

      Suggest the meaning of the root word element

    • C. 

      Ease pronuntiation

    • D. 

      Ease spelling

  • 22. 
    The last word element in a medical term is the:
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Suffix

    • C. 

      Root

    • D. 

      Analog

  • 23. 
    The root element " gastro " refers to the:
    • A. 

      Colon

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Muscles

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 24. 
    The suffix " ectomy " refest to:
    • A. 

      Surgical removal

    • B. 

      Inflamation

    • C. 

      Surgical revision

    • D. 

      Visual examination of organs

  • 25. 
    "hyperglicemia" refers to:
    • A. 

      A malignant tumor

    • B. 

      Tissue death of an artery

    • C. 

      High blood sugar

    • D. 

      Enlargement of the heart

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