Chapters 9-12 From IAHCSMM Book

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Chapters 9-12 From IAHCSMM Book


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The mechanical process by which an ultrasonic cleaner works is called cavitation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    To prevent aerosols, items should be brushed below the surface of the water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Automatic washers clean using a spray-force action called inpingement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Instruments received from Surgery and tagged for repair do not need to be cleaned until they come back from repair.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Powered surgical instruments should be cleaned using a mechanical cleaning process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    There are currently no methods available to verify cleaning process outcomes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Infectious medical waste is regulated by the EPA
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Horziontal work surfaces in the decontamination area should be cleaned and disinfected once per day.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    PPE should be changed immediately if it becomes soaked with blood or other infectious material.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What is the preferred pH for 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.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Discarded sterilization wraps

    • B. 

      Blood-soaked sponges

    • C. 

      Used copier toner cartridges

    • D. 

      General trash from the surgery department

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements about the use of mechanical washers is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Multi-level trays should be separated

    • B. 

      Trays with lids should be opened

    • C. 

      Instruments should be disassembled and opened

    • D. 

      All items should be washed on the same cycle

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Excess bubbles from filling reduce the energy of the cavitation process

    • B. 

      Excess bubbles reduce the effectiveness of the detergent

    • C. 

      Excess bubbles decreased the temperature of the tank

    • D. 

      Excess bubbles make it difficult to see items being cleaned.

  • 15. 
    Specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against a hazard is called:
    • A. 

      Restricted Apparel

    • B. 

      Safety Apparel

    • C. 

      Hazard Equipment

    • D. 

      Personal Protective Equipment

  • 16. 
    Written cleaning instructions for surgical instruments should be provided by:
    • A. 

      The mechanical washer manufacturer

    • B. 

      The instrument manufacturer

    • C. 

      The detergent manufacturer

    • D. 

      The healthcare facility

  • 17. 
    Pyrogens:
    • A. 

      Are fever-producing substances

    • B. 

      Are microorganisms that have survived sterilization

    • C. 

      Cause CJD

    • D. 

      Are soiled particles

  • 18. 
    Softened water:
    • A. 

      Increases the likelihood of mineral scale deposits

    • B. 

      Decreases the likelihood of mineral scale deposits

    • C. 

      In not compatible with detergents

    • D. 

      Can cause rusting of metal substances

  • 19. 
    The desired solution for cleaning instruments is:
    • A. 

      Soap

    • B. 

      Steam

    • C. 

      A disinfectant

    • D. 

      A detergent

  • 20. 
    These are used to breakdown fatty tissue on instruments:
    • A. 

      Protease enzymes

    • B. 

      Lipase enzymes

    • C. 

      Amylase enzymes

    • D. 

      Neutral pH cleaners

  • 21. 
    To prevent coagulation of proteins, water temperature should be:
    • A. 

      Below 43°C (110°F)

    • B. 

      Above 43°C (110°F)

    • C. 

      Below 100°C (212°F)

    • D. 

      Below 24°C (75°F)

  • 22. 
    Instrument lubrication is performed:
    • A. 

      Immediately before use

    • B. 

      After sterilization

    • C. 

      After cleaning

    • D. 

      Before cleaning

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Using a circular motion

    • B. 

      Using a to and fro motion with the grain

    • C. 

      Using a stiff metal brush

    • D. 

      Using a water spray

  • 24. 
    Powered surgical instruments:
    • A. 

      Can not be immersed

    • B. 

      Can be immersed

    • C. 

      Should be cleaned at the point of use

    • D. 

      Should be cleaned using a mechanical washer

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Sterilization

    • B. 

      Thermal Disinfection