A Brief Test On Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD)

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The central sterile services department (CSSD) is known as the central nervous system of a hospital because it's a service that is responsible for receiving, storing, processing, distributing and controlling the required professional supplies and equipment (sterile or non-sterile) for care and safety of patients under authoritarian quality control. So, if you in the same field of work or aspire to work, then you must have the essential knowledge of the title. This quick quiz will test your understanding of the CSSD.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sterilization methods include:
    • A. 

      Irradiation

    • B. 

      Heat

    • C. 

      Chemical

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 2. 
    Aseptic technique refers to processing conditions that are closely controlled to reduce the potential for bacterial contamination.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Aseptic processing (Select all that apply):
    • A. 

      Can take a non-sterile material and make it sterile.

    • B. 

      Can only provide assurance that the product does not become contaminated.

    • C. 

      Is protection against additional contamination during manufacturing.

    • D. 

      Cannot remove or kill microorganisms.

  • 4. 
    A package becomes compromised?
    • A. 

      After 1 hour.

    • B. 

      After 5 hours.

    • C. 

      Immediately after sterilization.

    • D. 

      After an event.

  • 5. 
    A major cause of pack contamination is?
    • A. 

      Quality bacterial barriers.

    • B. 

      Quality moisture barriers.

    • C. 

      Excessive handing.

    • D. 

      Reduced microbial presence.

  • 6. 
    According to the event-related policy, how many years can store a sterile item in the sterile storage cabinet?
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      3 Months

  • 7. 
    The maximum humidity level for sterile storage is?
    • A. 

      80%

    • B. 

      70%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Steam sterilization 

    • B. 

      Wet heat 

    • C. 

      Dry heat 

    • D. 

      Radiation 

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Septic technique 

    • B. 

      Uniform technique 

    • C. 

      Aseptic technique 

    • D. 

      Packaging technique