Sterile Processing Exam Quiz!

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Sterile Processing Exam Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A broken glass suction bottle is returned to Decontamination.Which of the following should the technician do?
    • A. 

      Discard it in a Biohazard waste bag.

    • B. 

      Place it in a cardboard box for disposal.

    • C. 

      Place it in an appropriate rigid container

    • D. 

      Discard it in the general trash.

  • 2. 
    Material Safety Data Sheets provide health and safety hazard and risk information on which of the following?
    • A. 

      Electrical

    • B. 

      Chemical

    • C. 

      MSDS

    • D. 

      Mechanical

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an ethical responsibility of an individual working in Central Processing Department?
    • A. 

      Reporting to work on time

    • B. 

      Communicating effectively

    • C. 

      Supporting department objectives

    • D. 

      Maintaining patient confidentiality

  • 4. 
    Which of the following generally describes the correct sequence for the traffic workflow in areas in which medical devices are processed?
    • A. 

      Decontamination, sterile storage, sterilization, assembly

    • B. 

      Distribution, assembly, packaging, sterile storage

    • C. 

      Decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, sterile storage

    • D. 

      Disinfection, assembly, packaaging, sterilization, sterile storage

  • 5. 
    What would you decribe this ?
    • A. 

      Spherical

    • B. 

      Spirochete

    • C. 

      Protozoa

    • D. 

      Spore

  • 6. 
    Which of the following agencies would approve the disinfectants used on floors and walls in the Sterile Processing and Distribution Department?
    • A. 

      Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organization

    • B. 

      Centers for Disease Control

    • C. 

      Occupational Health and Safety Administration

    • D. 

      Enviromental Protection Agency

  • 7. 
    "Clean to dirty" is an SPD term used to describe?
    • A. 

      Inventory control methods

    • B. 

      Traffic patterns

    • C. 

      Distribution Control

    • D. 

      Sterilization Control

  • 8. 
    Loose fitting clothing and jewelry should NOT be worn in SPD because it can?
    • A. 

      Presents a non-professional appearance

    • B. 

      Can Becaome easily contaminated

    • C. 

      Can get caught in moving equipment

    • D. 

      May encorage theft among employees

  • 9. 
    Rod-Shaped bacteria is called?
    • A. 

      Flagella

    • B. 

      Cocci

    • C. 

      Bacilli

    • D. 

      Spiral

  • 10. 
    A liver Biopsy would be performed to check for which disease?
    • A. 

      HIV Virus

    • B. 

      Hepatitis C virus

    • C. 

      CJD

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    A patient contracts an infection from an improperly sterilized surgical instrument.This is an example of?
    • A. 

      A vector transmission

    • B. 

      An airborne transmission

    • C. 

      An aerobic infection

    • D. 

      A nosocomial infection

  • 12. 
    A staff member brings several contaminated trays to the SPD on a cart and requests that replacements trays be put on the same cart. The technician should
    • A. 

      Place the trays on the cars as requested.

    • B. 

      Drape the top of the cart and then place the trays on top of the drape.

    • C. 

      Insert the trays in a plastic bag before giving them to the staff member.

    • D. 

      Clean and dry the transport cart and send it to Dstribution for the trays.

  • 13. 
    Healthcare workers are most likely to be infected by which of the following agents?
    • A. 

      Hepatitis B

    • B. 

      Human immunodeficiency virus

    • C. 

      Pneumococcus

    • D. 

      Rubella

  • 14. 
    All of the following items of personal protective equipment should be worn when manually decontaminating flexible fiber-optic endoscopes EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      A mask with side shields.

    • B. 

      An imprervious gown.

    • C. 

      Wrist-lenght gloves.

    • D. 

      A lead apron

  • 15. 
    Which of the following BEST describes the manual cleaning process of surgical instruments?
    • A. 

      Wiping the instrument with a dry towel.

    • B. 

      Holding the instrument under warm running water.

    • C. 

      Scrubbing the instrument in a detergent solution.

    • D. 

      Soaking the instrument in a detergent solution for 10 minutes.

  • 16. 
    A technician working in Decontamination notices that the maintenance person working on the washer/sterilizer did not remove the barrier attire when the person left the area to get additional tools. The technician should?
    • A. 

      Do nothing,since the maintenance personnel did not come in contact with any contaminated material.

    • B. 

      Ask the maintenance person to remove the barrier attire when leaving the area.

    • C. 

      Report the problem to the maintenance supervisor.

    • D. 

      Document the problem in the shift report.

  • 17. 
    While delivering sterile supplies to multiple nursing units, the SPD technician is asked by a unit secretary to take an opened and used tray of instruments back to the SPD Decontamination area. Which of the following is the BEST procedure to use.
    • A. 

      Return for the used tray after completing all deliveries, using the appropriate collection cart.

    • B. 

      Return for the used tray after completing all deliveries, using the sterile delivery cart.

    • C. 

      Takr the used tray to Decontamination on the cart with the remaining sterile supplies.

    • D. 

      Immediately hand-carry the used tray to the Decontamination room and then return to complete the deliveries.

  • 18. 
    The PH of dtergent solution that has been demonstrated to be the safest for cleaning surgical instruments is
    • A. 

      Highly alkaline

    • B. 

      Moderately alkaline

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Acidic

  • 19. 
    Which of the following solutions is generally considered MOST appropriate for high-level disinfection of instruments?
    • A. 

      0.5% hypochlorite bleach

    • B. 

      2% Quaternary ammonium compounds

    • C. 

      50% aqueous isopropyl

    • D. 

      2% activated glutaraldehyde

  • 20. 
    The effectiveness of any chemical disinfection process depends on all the following EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Contact time and concentration of the solution

    • B. 

      Concentration of the solution

    • C. 

      Temperature of the solution

    • D. 

      Cost of the chemical

  • 21. 
    After manually cleaning contaminated surgical instruments with a disinfectant solution,the NEXT step in the decontamination process is?
    • A. 

      Lubricating

    • B. 

      Storing

    • C. 

      Sterilizing

    • D. 

      Rinsing

  • 22. 
    Generally, the first step in removing blood contamination from the channels of an instrument is to soak it in?
    • A. 

      An enzymatic detergent

    • B. 

      An organic detergent

    • C. 

      A phenolic solution

    • D. 

      An alkaline solution

  • 23. 
    When cleaning an IV pump, it is important to use a germicide on the pump surface in order to?
    • A. 

      Reduce the bioburden present on the equipment.

    • B. 

      Remove stains and tape residues from the equipment.

    • C. 

      Protect patients from toxic reactions due to detergent residues left on the equipment

    • D. 

      Neutralize the corrosive effect that detergents can have on the surface of the equipment.

  • 24. 
    If it is not possible to wash contaminated instruments immediately after use, they should be kept moist by?
    • A. 

      Soaking them in a saline solution.

    • B. 

      Soaking them in a high sudsing detergent.

    • C. 

      Covering them with a saline-moistened towel, and placing them in a plastic bag.

    • D. 

      Spraying with an enzymatic foam, covering them with a towel moistened with water, and placing them in a plastic bag.

  • 25. 
    A tray of instruments has been brought to the Decontamination area in a saline solution.Which of the following actions should the technician take?
    • A. 

      Treat them in the same manner as all the other articles brought to Decontamination.

    • B. 

      Soak them in detergent and then clean them in the usual manner.

    • C. 

      Rinse them with water and then clean them in the usual manner.

    • D. 

      Ask the supervisor for directions.

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