Sterilization

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Sterilization Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The absence of all forms of microbial life, including spores, is know as
    • A. 

      Sanitization

    • B. 

      Disinfection

    • C. 

      Decontamination

    • D. 

      Sterilization

  • 2. 
    The three parameters of steam sterilization are
    • A. 

      Steam under pressure, time, and temperature

    • B. 

      Time, temperature, and concentration

    • C. 

      Temperature, time, and humidity

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is the recommended cycle for procesing decontaminated instrument from a suspected CJD case
    • A. 

      17 mins 272 deg F (133 deg C) gravity cycle

    • B. 

      18 min, 273 deg F ( 133 deg C), prevac cycle

    • C. 

      4 mins, 275 deg F (135 deg C), prevac cycle

  • 4. 
    Preconditioning of the sterilizer load is done by
    • A. 

      Running the sterilizer for 1 min and then restarting the load

    • B. 

      Placing the load in the sterilizer and closing the door for 15 min

    • C. 

      Letting the load come to room temperature and then starting the cycle

  • 5. 
    Which method of sterilization is used to sterilize liquids
    • A. 

      Ethylene oxide

    • B. 

      Peracetic acid

    • C. 

      Prevac steam

    • D. 

      Gravity steam

  • 6. 
    Which of the followin can occur if packages are moist at the end of the steam cycle
    • A. 

      Mold can form on the package

    • B. 

      The package will be too hot to handle

    • C. 

      Bacteria can wick into the package

  • 7. 
    For sterilization paper plastic peel packages should be placed
    • A. 

      On their edge

    • B. 

      Paper side down

    • C. 

      Plastic side down

  • 8. 
    In a mixed load of textile and metal goods the textile packs should be placed
    • A. 

      On the bottom rack

    • B. 

      Alternately on each rack

    • C. 

      On the top rack

  • 9. 
    For sterilization, basin sets should be positioned
    • A. 

      Under a rigid container

    • B. 

      Facing up

    • C. 

      tilted on their side

  • 10. 
    Stackijng of rigid sterilization containers on the outoclave rack is allowed when
    • A. 

      The load will only contain rigid container

    • B. 

      The manufacturer provides technical data stating it is acceptable

    • C. 

      It is the last load of the day and the sets will sit overnight

  • 11. 
    What is used to verify that the sterilizer air removal mechanism is functioning properly
    • A. 

      Dynamic air removal test

    • B. 

      Sterilizer indicator tape

    • C. 

      Bacterial spore strip

  • 12. 
    Which of the following monitoring methods verifies that conditions within the load were adequate to kill bacterial spores
    • A. 

      Mechanical

    • B. 

      Biological

    • C. 

      Chemical

  • 13. 
    What is the correct action to take if a written item needs to be removed from the load record
    • A. 

      Rewrite the entire record

    • B. 

      Cross off the item with a black sharpie

    • C. 

      Draw a line through the item and initial

  • 14. 
    The dynamic air removal test is considered which type of monitoring process
    • A. 

      Chemical

    • B. 

      Mechanincal

    • C. 

      Biological

  • 15. 
    A class 5 indicator is called a
    • A. 

      Integrator

    • B. 

      Process indicator

    • C. 

      Single parameter indicator

  • 16. 
    The bowie dick test is now known as the
    • A. 

      Dynamic air removal test

    • B. 

      Air challenge test

    • C. 

      Process challenge test

    • D. 

      Diagnostic test

  • 17. 
    What should be done if the dynamc air removal test fails the first time
    • A. 

      Call for service

    • B. 

      Repeat the test one more time

    • C. 

      Shut down the sterilier then turn it back on

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is the correct sterilizer setting for the dynamic air removal test
    • A. 

      3 1/2 to 4 min at 270 deg F (134 deg C)gravity

    • B. 

      3 1/2 to 4 min at 270 deg F ( 134 deg C)prevac

    • C. 

      2 1/2 to 4 at 250 deg F (121 deg C)gravity

  • 19. 
    The bowie dick test is now know as the
    • A. 

      Dynamic air removal test

    • B. 

      Air challenge test

    • C. 

      Process challenge test

    • D. 

      Diagnostic test

  • 20. 
    If a biological test is performed daily how often is it necessary to incubate a control biological indicator
    • A. 

      With each BI placed in the incubator

    • B. 

      Once a day and if a new lot number is used

    • C. 

      With each new case of BI

  • 21. 
    In th eevent of apositive BI how many loads should be recalled
    • A. 

      Only the affected load

    • B. 

      All loads containg implants

    • C. 

      All loads back to the last negative BI

  • 22. 
    Routine Bi testing for steam sterilizers should be performed at least
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Weekly

    • C. 

      Every other day

    • D. 

      Monthly

  • 23. 
    All loads containing implantable devices should be
    • A. 

      Monjitored with a BI

    • B. 

      Monitored with a Class V chemical integrator

    • C. 

      Recorded with the patient name

    • D. 

      Recorded with the surgeon name

  • 24. 
    When testing rigid sterilization containers the biological indicator should be placed in
    • A. 

      Each corner of the inner basket and under the center of the lid

    • B. 

      Two opposite corners of the inner basket and the lid

    • C. 

      The center of the inner basket and the center of the lid

    • D. 

      The center of the inner basket and each corner of the lid

  • 25. 
    Sterilized packs are most likely to become contaminated
    • A. 

      After 30 days

    • B. 

      After 60 days

    • C. 

      Within the first hour of sterilization

    • D. 

      Within the first day of sterilization

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