International Association Of Healthcare Central Service (IAHCSMM) Quiz

108 Questions | Total Attempts: 800

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International Association Of Healthcare Central Service (IAHCSMM) Quiz

Are you an International association of healthcare service material management student getting ready for that final exam that is standing between you and that certificate? If so then you are in luck as the quiz below is perfect for helping you review all that you have covered and give you an idea of how all the tests are designed. Do you think you have what it takes to handle it? Try it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Since Central Service Technicians do not handle money, ethics considerations do not apply to them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Central Service Technicians practice resource management when they control costs and reduce waste.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Central Service Technicians must be able to identify approximately 100 surgical instruments in order to be proficient in their job.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Central Service Technicians must be able to adapt to change
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Because all Central Services Departments have the same structure, healthcare facilities use one standardized job description for all Central Service Technicians.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Career growth and progression is virtually non-existent for Central Service Technicians.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Department that perform central service functions may go by other names at different facilities. For example, Sterile Processing and Distribution, Surgical Supply, etc.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Central Service workflow can be divided into the handling of 3 categories of items: soiled items, clean items and sterile items.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The use of positive and negative air pressure in the Central Service Department is designed to take the place of heating and air conditioning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Since modern Central Service Departments are virtually risk-free, Central Service Technicians need not to be concerned with safety.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Soiled instruments and other items are received in the blank area of the Central Service Department.
    • A. 

      Preparation

    • B. 

      Packaging

    • C. 

      Decontamination

    • D. 

      Sterilization

  • 12. 
    Blank is the first step in the sterilization process.
    • A. 

      Receiving

    • B. 

      Sorting

    • C. 

      Soaking

    • D. 

      Cleaning

  • 13. 
    Central Service Technicians must wear special attire referred to as blank to minimize their exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contaminants.
    • A. 

      PPE

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      Scrubs

    • D. 

      CDC

  • 14. 
    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 (for afternoon procedures) on the day of surgery

  • 15. 
    What type of air pressure is required for decontamination areas?
    • A. 

      Negative

    • B. 

      Neutral

    • C. 

      Forced air

    • D. 

      Positive

  • 16. 
    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 responsibilities

    • C. 

      Employability skills

    • D. 

      Safety practices

  • 17. 
    Nosocomial infections are:
    • A. 

      Most likely to occur 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 a hospital

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is the most popular title for the Central Service department head?
    • A. 

      Coordinator

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Manager

    • D. 

      Supervisor

  • 21. 
    The largest customer of Central Service is:
    • A. 

      The Emergency Department

    • B. 

      Labor and Delivery

    • C. 

      Material Management

    • D. 

      The Operating Room

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not a growing trend in Central Service?
    • A. 

      Decentralization of Central Service responsibilities

    • B. 

      The use of more reusable and more complex devices

    • C. 

      Satellite-processing units with centralized management

    • D. 

      Consolidation into entire integrated delivery networks

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    Surgical instruments should be inspected:
    • A. 

      Before they are cleaned

    • B. 

      After they are cleaned

    • C. 

      After they are sterilized

    • D. 

      During storage

  • 25. 
    The sterile storage area in a 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

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