IAHCSMM Practice Test

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IAHCSMM Practice Test - Quiz

If you are a Central Service Technician, take this IAHCSMM practice test and appear for the certification course. Basically, the Central Service Technician is responsible for the maintenance of the medical supplies. So, becoming a certified technician is very important. Take this practice test and see if you are prepared for the final exam or if you need to practice more. During the quiz, even if you miss out on something, we will provide you with the answers. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Information technology is often the cornerstone of initiatives to transform healthcare.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Disposable items increase the combustible load in a healthcare facility.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Enabling people to use information gained to interact with others is known as
    • A. 

      Human relations

    • B. 

      Communications

    • C. 

      Cross functional team

    • D. 

      Moral behavior

  • 4. 
    At this time, tracking systems are unable to track worker productivity information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A step in communication that occurs when a listener asks a question is called
    • A. 

      Stereotyping

    • B. 

      Feedback

    • C. 

      Communication looping

    • D. 

      Halo interpretation

  • 6. 
    Improving professional development skills is an important part of
    • A. 

      The interview process

    • B. 

      Networking

    • C. 

      The certification process

    • D. 

      Career advancement

  • 7. 
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Class II chemical indicator run daily in dynamic air removal sterilizers is called a
    • A. 

      Process challenge device

    • B. 

      External chemical indicator

    • C. 

      Biological indicator

    • D. 

      Bowie-Dick test

  • 8. 
    Always wearing personal protective equipment in the decontamination area is a quality process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Product expiration dates are located on this part of each package.
    • A. 

      Top part of the package chevron

    • B. 

      Bottom left hand side of the package

    • C. 

      Back of the package

    • D. 

      There is no standard place to look for an expiration date

  • 10. 
    When patient equipment enters a healthcare facility, it must be safety checked by a ______________ before it is cleared for patient use.
    • A. 

      Biomedical technician

    • B. 

      Infection control committee member

    • C. 

      Central Service technician

    • D. 

      Central Service director

  • 11. 
    These are used to breakdown fatty tissue on instruments
    • A. 

      Protease enzymes

    • B. 

      Lipase enzymes

    • C. 

      Amylase enzymes

    • D. 

      Neutral pH cleaners

  • 12. 
    Anaerobic bacteria require oxygen to live.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The absence of microorganisms that cause disease is called
    • A. 

      Infection prevention

    • B. 

      Infection control

    • C. 

      Asepsis

    • D. 

      HIA control

  • 14. 
    Immediate use steam sterilization was developed to process items when the facility does not have enough instruments to perform the surgery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    When an instrument has a shiny surface, it is said to have ______ finish.
    • A. 

      Satin

    • B. 

      Passivation

    • C. 

      Matte

    • D. 

      Mirror

  • 16. 
    Lumens should be moist when sterilized using hydrogen peroxide as a sterilizing agent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Most Central Service departments employ some sort of automated information management system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Ethylene oxide gas canisters should be stored
    • A. 

      In a containment locker

    • B. 

      Outside

    • C. 

      In a refridgerator

    • D. 

      In a chamber heated to 75 degrees fahrenheit

  • 19. 
    Knowing what is expected and consistently meeting those expectations are part of
    • A. 

      Effective communications

    • B. 

      Ethical behavior

    • C. 

      Job success

    • D. 

      Professional behavior

  • 20. 
    Improving employability skills requires
    • A. 

      Identifying requirements for upper level education

    • B. 

      Creating a timeline for promotion

    • C. 

      Identifying goal requirements

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 21. 
    Sterile packages should be stored no lower than 8-10 inches from the floor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Combining vowels are used to
    • A. 

      Help with the pronunciation of the word

    • B. 

      Connects two similar terms

    • C. 

      Change the meaning of the root

    • D. 

      Helps designate the term as a medical anatomy term

  • 23. 
    If soiled instruments are to be transported to an offsite facility for processing
    • A. 

      They should be counted prior to placing them in the transport vehicle.

    • B. 

      They should be placed in special containers made for instrument transport

    • C. 

      They should be transported following the U.S. or state Department of Transportation guidelines

    • D. 

      They should be transported following the APIC safe transportation guidelines

  • 24. 
    The decontamination area of the Central Service department is where instruments are carefully checked for cleanliness and function.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Arthroscopy instruments are used during
    • A. 

      Robotic surgery

    • B. 

      Laparoscopic surgery

    • C. 

      Joint surgery

    • D. 

      All the above