Certified Surgical Technologist Test: Quiz

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Certified Surgical Technologist Test: Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which cranial nerve is affected by trigeminal neuralgia
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      VI

    • D. 

      VII

  • 2. 
    What is used to lubricate the donor site and reduce friction from the Dermatome
    • A. 

      Bacitracin ointment

    • B. 

      Iodophor solution

    • C. 

      Petrolatum gel

    • D. 

      Mineral oil

  • 3. 
    What is the recommended range of intra-abdominal pressure in an adult patient when using the insufflator during the laparoscopic procedure
    • A. 

      8-11 mm Hg

    • B. 

      12-15 mm Hg

    • C. 

      16-19 mm Hg

    • D. 

      20-23 mm Hg

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an example of proper sterile technique when performing the prep for a split-thickness skin graft
    • A. 

      Donor site first

    • B. 

      Recipient site first

    • C. 

      Donor site only

    • D. 

      Recipient site only

  • 5. 
    Which of these terms refers to the inability to direct both eyes at the same object?
    • A. 

      Strabismus

    • B. 

      Chalazion

    • C. 

      Glaucoma

    • D. 

      Cataract

  • 6. 
    What procedure is performed to correct a chronic celebral ischemia?
    • A. 

      Rhizotomy

    • B. 

      Cranioplasty

    • C. 

      Arteriography

    • D. 

      Endarterectomy

  • 7. 
    According to the rule of Nines, what percentage is assigned to the front and back of the trunk
    • A. 

      27%

    • B. 

      18%

    • C. 

      41/2 %

    • D. 

      1%

  • 8. 
    Which term refers to an abnormal increase in the number of cells
    • A. 

      Atrophy

    • B. 

      Dysplasia

    • C. 

      Hyperplasia

    • D. 

      Hypertrophy

  • 9. 
    A second intention wound heals by :
    • A. 

      Granulation

    • B. 

      Evisceration

    • C. 

      Primary union

    • D. 

      Delayed suturing

  • 10. 
    Intraoperative ventricular arrhythmias are treated with
    • A. 

      Lidocaine

    • B. 

      Digitoxin

    • C. 

      Prostigmin

    • D. 

      Furosemide

  • 11. 
    How many millimeters equal two (2) ounces
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      70

  • 12. 
    Covering a sterile backtable for later use
    • A. 

      Permissible for up to one our before the procedure

    • B. 

      Permissible in instances of an emergency

    • C. 

      Not permissible for up to 2 hours before the procedure

    • D. 

      Not permissible under any circumstances

  • 13. 
    In which position would a patient be placed to counteract hypovolemia?
    • A. 

      Left lateral

    • B. 

      Right lateral

    • C. 

      Trendelenburg

    • D. 

      Reverse trendelenburg

  • 14. 
    Which of the following types of suture createthe least tissue trauma and drag
    • A. 

      Swaged multifilament

    • B. 

      Swaged monofilament

    • C. 

      Threaded multifilament

    • D. 

      Threaded monofilament

  • 15. 
    Which organisation has legal oversight for the safety of healthcare providers in the work place
    • A. 

      EPA

    • B. 

      CDC

    • C. 

      OSHA

    • D. 

      NIOSH

  • 16. 
    Which level of Maslow's hierarchy of needs is most applicable to the surgical patient?
    • A. 

      Esteem and Prestige

    • B. 

      Love and belonging

    • C. 

      Safety and security

    • D. 

      Physiological and survival

  • 17. 
    Which of the following would be incorrect technique when removing the sterile gown and gloves
    • A. 

      Circulator unties gown

    • B. 

      Gown removed inside-out

    • C. 

      Gloves removed inside-out

    • D. 

      Gloves removed first

  • 18. 
    What type of procedure might require a laparoscopic combination drape?
    • A. 

      Pilonidal cystectomy

    • B. 

      Subacromial decompression

    • C. 

      Abdominoperineal resection

    • D. 

      Femorofemoral bypass

  • 19. 
    Cell destruction by steam sterilization occurs by
    • A. 

      Cellular membrane damage

    • B. 

      Interrupt cellular division

    • C. 

      Altering cellular DNA

    • D. 

      Coagulation of protein

  • 20. 
    Which technique is not acceptable when draping?
    • A. 

      Hold the drapes 12 inches above patient until over the draping site

    • B. 

      Protect gloved by cuffing end of drape over it

    • C. 

      Unfold drape before bringing up to the OR table

    • D. 

      Place drapes on dry area when setting up the backtable

  • 21. 
    A patient's fingernail polish is removed to:
    • A. 

      Prevent surgical wound infection

    • B. 

      Allow temperature to be recorded

    • C. 

      Prevent ESU exit pathway

    • D. 

      Allow for use of pulse oximeter

  • 22. 
    What is the purpose of maintaining the air exchange rate at 15-20 times per hour in the OR?
    • A. 

      Reduce microbial count

    • B. 

      Increase humidity

    • C. 

      Provide comfortable environment

    • D. 

      Decrease static electricity

  • 23. 
    How many mL of water is necessary to inflate a 5-mL balloon on the foley indwelling catheter?
    • A. 

      5 mL

    • B. 

      10 mL

    • C. 

      15 mL

    • D. 

      20 mL

  • 24. 
    If an ophtalmologist orders trimming of eyelashes, how is it safely performed?
    • A. 

      Electric trimmer used on dry lashes

    • B. 

      Electric trimmer used on wet lashes

    • C. 

      Fine scissors without water-soluble gel

    • D. 

      Fine scissors coated with water-soluble gel

  • 25. 
    What is the correct technique for performing the surgical skin prep?
    • A. 

      Incision site to periphery using circular motion

    • B. 

      Periphery to incision site using circular motion

    • C. 

      Incision site to periphery using back-and-forth motion

    • D. 

      Periphery to incision site using back-and-forth motion

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