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  • 1. 
    Which series of stainles steel is used to manufacture malleable retractors?
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      300

    • C. 

      400

    • D. 

      500

  • 2. 
    Which of the following instruments would be used to hold back the intestines during a abdominal procedure?
    • A. 

      Kelly clamp

    • B. 

      Debakey forcep

    • C. 

      Greenburg retractor

    • D. 

      Deaver retracttor

  • 3. 
    The weakest part of the instrument is/are the:
    • A. 

      Jaws

    • B. 

      Shanks

    • C. 

      Box lock

    • D. 

      Ratchet

  • 4. 
    What is the most difficult part of a hemostat to clean?
    • A. 

      Jaws

    • B. 

      Box lock

    • C. 

      Ratchet

    • D. 

      Shanks

  • 5. 
    What is the final stage in manufacturing a surgical grade instrument?
    • A. 

      Cavitation

    • B. 

      Lubrication

    • C. 

      Passivation

    • D. 

      Ebonizing

  • 6. 
    Scissors with black handles are often referred to as:
    • A. 

      Super sharps

    • B. 

      Satin

    • C. 

      Surgical grade

    • D. 

      Martenistic

  • 7. 
    The layer on a surgical instrument created by passivation process is called:
    • A. 

      An ebonized surface

    • B. 

      A satin finish

    • C. 

      Tungsten carbide

    • D. 

      Chromium oxide

  • 8. 
    How is an instrument with a tungsten carbide insert identified?
    • A. 

      Black handles

    • B. 

      Gold Handles

    • C. 

      Satin finish

    • D. 

      Shiny finish

  • 9. 
    What type of finish on a surgical instrument is used for laser procedures?
    • A. 

      Shiny

    • B. 

      Satin

    • C. 

      Ebonized

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 10. 
    Which of the following lubricants is recommended for use on surgical instruments?
    • A. 

      Water-based

    • B. 

      Silicone based

    • C. 

      Oil-based

    • D. 

      Petroleum based

  • 11. 
    Re-passivation of an instrument can be achieved by:
    • A. 

      Cleaning manually

    • B. 

      Ultrasonic Cleaning

    • C. 

      EO sterilizing

    • D. 

      Routine Lubrication

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not part of routine inspection of instruments?
    • A. 

      Jaw alignment

    • B. 

      Ratchet tension

    • C. 

      Box Lock stiffness

    • D. 

      Vendor identification number

  • 13. 
    An instrument should be lubricated
    • A. 

      Every time it is used

    • B. 

      Weekly

    • C. 

      Monthly

    • D. 

      When it gets stiff

  • 14. 
    To test the sharpness of scissors, which part of the blades must be tested?
    • A. 

      Lower third

    • B. 

      Middle third

    • C. 

      Upper third

    • D. 

      Entire length

  • 15. 
    When the jaws of a stainless steel needle holder becomes worn, the needle holder must be:
    • A. 

      Resurfaced

    • B. 

      Used only on house trays

    • C. 

      Given to a friend for his tackle box

    • D. 

      Discarded

  • 16. 
    A crack in a hand-held instrument would most likely be found in the:
    • A. 

      Box lock

    • B. 

      Ratchet

    • C. 

      Shank

    • D. 

      Ring handle

  • 17. 
    Cracked insulation on laparoscopic instrument can cause:
    • A. 

      Electrical shock

    • B. 

      Poor cutting

    • C. 

      Poor grasping

    • D. 

      A tear in in the surgeon's glove

  • 18. 
    What is the best way to clean powered instruments?
    • A. 

      In an ultrasonic washer

    • B. 

      According to manufacturer's instructions

    • C. 

      Soaking in enzymatic cleaner

    • D. 

      Using the gentle cycle in the washer-decontaminator

  • 19. 
    Unless otherwise specified rigid endoscopes should not be:
    • A. 

      Bent or flexed

    • B. 

      Steam sterilized

    • C. 

      Processed with other instruments

    • D. 

      Soaked in glutaraldehyde

  • 20. 
    Black dots in a fiber optic light cable indicate:
    • A. 

      How many times it has been used

    • B. 

      There is damage to the glass rods

    • C. 

      The cable is normal and OK to use

    • D. 

      The wrong light source has been used

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is not a method for checking the visual clarity of a rigid endoscope?
    • A. 

      Looking at a white piece of paper through the scope

    • B. 

      Holding the scope up to a light source

    • C. 

      Using a tester manufactured for this purpose

    • D. 

      Using a leak tester

  • 22. 
    When marking and identifying instruments, which of the following should never be used?
    • A. 

      Engraving

    • B. 

      Chemical etching

    • C. 

      Marking tape

    • D. 

      Color-bonded handles

  • 23. 
    The air flow in the preparation and packaging area must be maintained at:
    • A. 

      Negative pressure

    • B. 

      Positive pressure

    • C. 

      Automatic pressure

    • D. 

      Constant pressure

  • 24. 
    The preparation and packaging area must have an air exchange rate of:
    • A. 

      4 per hour

    • B. 

      6 per hour

    • C. 

      8 per hour

    • D. 

      10 per hour

  • 25. 
    What is the acceptable temparature range for the prep and packaging area?
    • A. 

      60F-65F (16-18C)

    • B. 

      62F-68F (17-20C)

    • C. 

      68F-73F (20-23C)

    • D. 

      70F-75F (21-24C)

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