IAHCSMM 8th Edition Progress Test 2

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IAHCSMM 8th Edition Progress Test 2

IAHCSMM Central Service Technician Course


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If the Flash sterilization load consists of a single instrument comprised of metal and without lumens, a ___________ cycle at 270deg F (132deg C) should be used.
    • A. 

      3 min

    • B. 

      4 min

    • C. 

      5 min

    • D. 

      10 min

  • 2. 
    Unlike gravity flash cycles, pre-vacuum flash cycles are standard sterilization cycles with a limited drying time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Pre-set pre-vacuum flash cycle drying time helps decrease steam in the chamber and does dry the instruments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Non-porous and porous items within wraps, pouches, or containers can be sterilized in pre-vacuum cycles if the appropiate times and temperatures are used for each.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Express cycle is preset by the manufacturer for __________ minutes at 270deg F with _________ minutes of trying time and a total cycle of __________ minutes.
    • A. 

      3, 4 and 10

    • B. 

      4, 3 and 12

    • C. 

      8, 5 and 10

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The Express cycle is a just-in-time process and has a shelf life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Up to _______ percent of the micro-organisms on an instrument can be removed with thorough cleaning.
    • A. 

      95

    • B. 

      97

    • C. 

      99

    • D. 

      100

  • 8. 
    There is no national recommendation for how long Central Sterile Dept needs to maintain cycle records.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    They style of sterilizer use a repeated sequence of steam flush and pressure pulse to remove air form the sterilizer chamber to process materials.
    • A. 

      Gravity Air

    • B. 

      Dynamic Air

    • C. 

      SFPP

    • D. 

      Flash

  • 10. 
    The process of sterilizing an items that is packaged is known as Flash Sterilization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The process of sterilizing an item that is not packaged is known as Terminal Sterilization.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    To unload a sterilizer, crack the door, and wait __________ minutes (if a vacuum unit) or _____________  minutes (if a gravity sterilizer) to assure proper evaporation and drying.
    • A. 

      8 and 15 to 20

    • B. 

      15 and 8 to 15

    • C. 

      10 and 10 to 20

    • D. 

      10 and 25 to 30

  • 13. 
    The most widely used temperature for dry heat sterilization is a minimum of 320deg F for preferably, two hours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Sterilization______________ indicators help to confirm that package have been properly exposed to the sterilization process, and can be the first sign of a process error.
    • A. 

      Process

    • B. 

      Chemical

    • C. 

      Guaze strips

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Some chemical indicators are often the first performance test the user sees upon opening a sterile package.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The amount of time required to kill 90% of the microorganisms present is known as:
    • A. 

      Terminalization

    • B. 

      Sterility

    • C. 

      D-Values

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    There are two types of sterile solutions:____________ and external solutions.
    • A. 

      Internal

    • B. 

      Parenteral

    • C. 

      Compound

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    USP-NF states packaging requirements for purified water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Quality Assurance for EtO has process monitors that consists of the "4 R's": Run, Read, Record and ___________.
    • A. 

      Re-act

    • B. 

      Resolve

    • C. 

      Retain

    • D. 

      Revert

  • 20. 
    EtO inactivates microbes by a process called__________, which seek out specific proteins in microbes to which to react.
    • A. 

      Alkylation

    • B. 

      Oxidation

    • C. 

      Treboridation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    The amount of Eto that remains inside materials after sterilization is called the residual.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Mixed EtO systems operates under a vacuum, while 100% EtO systems operate under pressure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    EtO Personnel Monitoring records must be kept for 30 years after an employee has completed the last EtO-related task.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Hydrogen peroxide does not have the same inherent penetration capabilities as EtO, nor is it nearly as soluble in most materials.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Ozone is generated within the equipment so there is no need to handle sterilant containers for Ozone Sterilizers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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