Best Practices For Surgical Prep & Instruments Quiz 2

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Best Practices For Surgical Prep & Instruments Quiz 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The very first thing to do when purchasing a new instrument is to:
    • A. 

      Sterilize the instrument

    • B. 

      Wash the instrument

    • C. 

      Read the manufacturer's instructions for processing

    • D. 

      Place it in storage until needed

  • 2. 
    When labeling a wrapped set
    • A. 

      Label the set after it is wrapped.

    • B. 

      Write the name of the set on the autoclave tape before assembling the set.

    • C. 

      Use a magic marker

    • D. 

      Use an ink pen.

  • 3. 
    Some enzymatic cleaners can be inactivated in temperatures the exceed:
    • A. 

      100 F

    • B. 

      120 F

    • C. 

      130 F

    • D. 

      140 F

  • 4. 
    When manually cleaning, it is recommended to wash items below the water to prevent 
    • A. 

      Splashing

    • B. 

      Aerosolization of microbes

    • C. 

      Problems with rinsing

    • D. 

      Build-up of detergents

  • 5. 
    Unless otherwise directed by the manufacturer, power equipment would best be cleaned 
    • A. 

      In an ultrasonic cleaner

    • B. 

      In a mechanical washer/decontaminator

    • C. 

      Manually

    • D. 

      In a washer/sterilizer

  • 6. 
    The final step in the cleaning process is:
    • A. 

      Scrubbing

    • B. 

      Rinsing

    • C. 

      Inspection

    • D. 

      Disinfection

  • 7. 
    Instruments lubricant would best be applied
    • A. 

      In the decontamination area after cleanin

    • B. 

      In the decontamination area after disinfection

    • C. 

      In the prep / packaging area before assembly

    • D. 

      In the prep / packaging area after assembly

  • 8. 
    Which of the following chemicals can destroy  and corrode surgical instruments? 
    • A. 

      Phenols and alcohol

    • B. 

      Alcohol and quats

    • C. 

      Enzymatic detergents and chlorine bleach

    • D. 

      Chlorine bleach and saline

  • 9. 
    If an instruments is found to be "stiff" the instrument should be
    • A. 

      Sprayed with mineral oil

    • B. 

      Sprayed with instrument lubricant

    • C. 

      Re-cleaned

    • D. 

      Placed on the set

  • 10. 
    Scissors should e tested for sharpness
    • A. 

      Each time processed

    • B. 

      Weekly

    • C. 

      Every other week

    • D. 

      Monthy

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