Practice Exam Vi

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Standards of Conduct, Special Populations, The Surgical Patient Review Questions


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following reflects the basic values for health care practice?
    • A. 

      Laws

    • B. 

      Standards

    • C. 

      Guidelines

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    An intentional act intended to make another person fearful is called____. 
    • A. 

      A threat

    • B. 

      Battery

    • C. 

      Accountability

    • D. 

      assault

  • 3. 
    Accountability is defined as a(n) ____.
    • A. 

      Disclosure

    • B. 

      Obligation

    • C. 

      threat

    • D. 

      Evaluation

  • 4. 
    Negligence is a breach of duty and is defined as ____.
    • A. 

      an omission

    • B. 

      Perjury

    • C. 

      Tort

    • D. 

      Larceny

  • 5. 
    Whose responsibility is it to identify the surgical patient?
    • A. 

      transportation personnel

    • B. 

      Holding area nurse

    • C. 

      Anesthesia provider

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Who is responsible for checking diagnostic tests such as X-rays and CT scans to confirm the proper area or side before an incision is made?
    • A. 

      Circulator

    • B. 

      Surgeon

    • C. 

      Anesthesia provider

    • D. 

      Radiologist

  • 7. 
    What item does not need to be counted before beginning an exploratory laparotomy?
    • A. 

      lap sponges

    • B. 

      Suction

    • C. 

      Kitners

    • D. 

      instruments

  • 8. 
    When taking hot surgical instruments from a steam autoclave the surgical technologist is responsible for cooling the instruments with ____.
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Sterile saline

    • C. 

      Glutaraldehyde

    • D. 

      Sterile water

  • 9. 
    What must be done to electrical devices in the operating room to prevent the risk of burns to the patient?
    • A. 

      Grounded properly

    • B. 

      Turned off prior to use

    • C. 

      Tested frequently

    • D. 

      both A and C

  • 10. 
    Liability for improper use of equipment in the operating room lies with the ____.
    • A. 

      Operating room supervisor

    • B. 

      circulating nurse

    • C. 

      Surgical technologist

    • D. 

      Individual using the item

  • 11. 
    What should take place immediately after the patient is moved from the stretcher to the operating room table?
    • A. 

      Raise side rails

    • B. 

      lock the table down

    • C. 

      Apply the safety strap

    • D. 

      Adjust IV pole

  • 12. 
    Injury due to improper positioning can result in ALL members being sued for ____.
    • A. 

      libel

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Indecision

    • D. 

      Abandonment

  • 13. 
    Who is responsible for personally positioning the patient for a surgical procedure? 
    • A. 

      Anesthesiologist

    • B. 

      Surgeon

    • C. 

      Circulator

    • D. 

      STSR

  • 14. 
    Loss or mishandling of a specimen could be considered negligence and could result in ____.
    • A. 

      Another surgical procedure

    • B. 

      improper specimen preparation

    • C. 

      Improper specimen analysis

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The only method used to ensure the sterility of items is:
    • A. 

      Chemical indicator strips

    • B. 

      Biological indicator

    • C. 

      Mechanical indicators

    • D. 

      Bowie-Dick test

  • 16. 
    Whose responsibility is it to remove a patient’s personal items in the operating room?
    • A. 

      Supervisor

    • B. 

      circulator

    • C. 

      Charge nurse

    • D. 

      transportation personnel

  • 17. 
    Surgical technologists are negligent if they exceed their scope of practice that is defined by their ____. 
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Experience

    • C. 

      Policies and procedures

    • D. 

      all of the above

  • 18. 
        ____ is a term that refers to permission being given for an action.
    • A. 

      Consent

    • B. 

      involuntary

    • C. 

      Acceptance

    • D. 

      voluntary

  • 19. 
        ____ is truly the best medicine when taking care of  the surgical patient.
    • A. 

      Vigilance

    • B. 

      prevention

    • C. 

      Responsibility

    • D. 

      Safety

  • 20. 
    A properly written, informed consent should contain which of the following?
    • A. 

      STSR signature

    • B. 

      Name of the charge nurse

    • C. 

      Time surgery began

    • D. 

      Patient's legal signature

  • 21. 
    Implied consent may apply when ____.
    • A. 

      consulting physicians agree

    • B. 

      The patient is conscious

    • C. 

      Conditions are discovered during surgery

    • D. 

      Patient is emancipated minor

  • 22. 
    Informed consent may be given by any of  the following under specific circumstances EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Parent or legal guardian of a minor

    • B. 

      an incompetent adult

    • C. 

      Temporary guardian

    • D. 

      The courts

  • 23. 
    Which of the following cannot be an informed consent witness?
    • A. 

      Non-operating surgeon

    • B. 

      Circulator

    • C. 

      Registered nurse

    • D. 

      Other hospital employee

  • 24. 
    In the health care field, the term ____ is used broadly to refer to the placing of information into a patient's medical record.
    • A. 

      Register

    • B. 

      Remodeling

    • C. 

      Documenting

    • D. 

      Diagram

  • 25. 
    The medical record of a surgical patient will typically include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Identification of the patient

    • B. 

      Possible follow-up treatment plan

    • C. 

      Name of each member of the surgical team

    • D. 

      family members’ names