Take This Interesting Quiz On IAHCSMM

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Take This Interesting Quiz On IAHCSMM

When it comes to the medical industry, there is a lot of caution that should be taken within the vicinity and when it comes to patients. The IAHCSMM exam is designed to give certificates to medical professionals that deem themselves knowledgeable to be in the field. Do you think you are well prepared for it? Why don’t you take this interesting quiz and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Instrument making tape should be wrapped approximately ____________ around the instrument.
    • A. 

      1 to 11/2

    • B. 

      1 1/2 to 2

    • C. 

      2 to 2 1/2

    • D. 

      2 1/2 to 3

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT an acceptable form of instrument marking?
    • A. 

      Laser - etching

    • B. 

      Acid base etching

    • C. 

      Electric etching "engraving"

    • D. 

      Heat fused nylon

  • 3. 
    The purpose of a suction stylet is to:
    • A. 

      Unclog the suction during surgery

    • B. 

      Clean the suction in the decontamination area

    • C. 

      Facilitate the sterilization process

    • D. 

      Provide a measuring guide for the surgeon

  • 4. 
    Kerrison laminectomy rongeours should be tested using:
    • A. 

      Tissue paper

    • B. 

      A plastic dowel rod

    • C. 

      Rubber testing material

    • D. 

      An index card

  • 5. 
    Scissors with tungsten carbide cutting edges are usually identified by:
    • A. 

      Black handles

    • B. 

      Silver handles

    • C. 

      Gold handles

    • D. 

      The letters "TC"

  • 6. 
    The first step to inspect the insulation of 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 craking

    • D. 

      Visually check the instrument shaft

  • 7. 
    Which the following steps happens first when proceeding flexible endoscopies?
    • A. 

      Leak testing

    • B. 

      Higth-level disinfecting/sterilizing

    • C. 

      Manual cleaning

    • D. 

      Drying

  • 8. 
    Which of the following should be used to thoroughly rinse"remove"all traces of disinfectant from and endoscope's channel?
    • A. 

      Forced air forced air

    • B. 

      Water containing approved sterilant

    • C. 

      Filtered water

    • D. 

      Drying

  • 9. 
    The purpose of using a decontamination battery or cord when cleaning powered surgical instrument is:
    • A. 

      To keep fluid from entering the unit

    • B. 

      To keep functioning batteries and cords clean

    • C. 

      To prevent electrical shock

    • D. 

      To test the unit while cleaning

  • 10. 
    The endoscope that would be dispensed for a procedure that require visualization of the lower part of the large intestine would be a:
    • A. 

      Colonoscope

    • B. 

      Sigmoidoscope

    • C. 

      Gastroscope

    • D. 

      Ureteroscope

  • 11. 
    Loaner instruments should:
    • A. 

      Be decontaminated if they appear soiled upon arrival

    • B. 

      Be sterilized using a low temperature process

    • C. 

      Be decontaminated before use

    • D. 

      Not be used

  • 12. 
    Information regarding cleaning processes for endoscopes should be provided by:
    • A. 

      The SGNA

    • B. 

      APIC

    • C. 

      The instrument manufacturer

    • D. 

      The operating room staff

  • 13. 
    Winch of the following statements about endoscopes is true?`
    • A. 

      Not all endoscopes can be processed in the 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

  • 14. 
    Electronic testing of laparoscopic insulation should be done.
    • A. 

      In the decontamination area prior to cleaning

    • B. 

      In the clean assembly area prior to set assembly

    • C. 

      At the factory or onsite repair unit

    • D. 

      In the operating room at the end of the procedure

  • 15. 
    The FDA classifies sterilization packaging as a:
    • A. 

      Class I medical device

    • B. 

      Class II medical device

    • C. 

      Class III medical device

    • D. 

      Class IV medical device

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT an acceptable sterilization packaging material?
    • A. 

      Muslim

    • B. 

      Barrier cloth

    • C. 

      Canvas

    • D. 

      Twills

  • 17. 
    Wicking materials are used to:
    • A. 

      Dry instruments before sterilization

    • B. 

      Allow air removal,steam penetration and facilitate drying

    • C. 

      Cushion instruments from the extreme force in steam sterilizer chambers

    • D. 

      Hold water away from the bottom of instrument trays

  • 18. 
    When arranging plastic-paper pouches in the sterilizer,the pouches should be arranged:
    • A. 

      Paper to plastic

    • B. 

      Paper to paper

    • C. 

      Plastic to plastic

    • D. 

      The way in which the most packages can be placed in the sterilizer

  • 19. 
    The relative humidity of the central service department should be:
    • A. 

      Less than 75%

    • B. 

      Less than 60%

    • C. 

      Less than 50%

    • D. 

      Less than 35%

  • 20. 
    Some plastics including formulations of spun-bonded polyolefin are intended for use solely in these sterilization processes:
    • A. 

      High temperature

    • B. 

      Low temperature

    • C. 

      Liquid

    • D. 

      Flash

  • 21. 
    When placing ring handled instruments in an instrument tray,you should:
    • A. 

      Lock the handles to prevent damage during sterilization

    • B. 

      Arrange the instruments in alphabetical order

    • C. 

      Arrange the instruments in the order of their use

    • D. 

      Unlock the handles and open the instruments

  • 22. 
    The process by which unwrapped instruments are steam sterilized for immediate use when an emergency situation arises is called:
    • A. 

      Emergency sterilization

    • B. 

      Flash sterilization

    • C. 

      Core sterilization

    • D. 

      Rapid reprocessing

  • 23. 
    Endotracheal tubes and anesthesia breathing circuits are examples of:
    • A. 

      Critical devices

    • B. 

      Semi critical devices

    • C. 

      Non critical devices

    • D. 

      Surgical instruments

  • 24. 
    A material that removes electrons from another substance is called:
    • A. 

      An oxidizing agent

    • B. 

      A demagnetizer

    • C. 

      An atom

    • D. 

      A molecule

  • 25. 
    Before an item can be placed in a liquid chemical sterile processing system they must be:
    • A. 

      Heated

    • B. 

      Filled with air

    • C. 

      Sterilized

    • D. 

      Cleaned

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