Surgical Aspesis

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Surgical Aspesis

Surgical Asepsis is the absence of all microorganisms within any type of invasive procedure by sterilizing the instruments and areas free of all microorganisms. Take this quiz to assess how much you know on the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the autoclave method of sterilization?
    • A. 

      Dry heat

    • B. 

      Ethylene gas

    • C. 

      Steam under pressure

    • D. 

      Ultraviolet light

  • 2. 
    Surgical asepsis refers to the removal of which of the following?
    • A. 

      All microorganisms

    • B. 

      All microorganisms and their spores

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      Pathogens

  • 3. 
    Which of the following should be examined first when using a sterile package?
    • A. 

      The expiration date

    • B. 

      The type of material used to wrap the package

    • C. 

      The way the package is folded

    • D. 

      The way the package is taped

  • 4. 
    A sterile field may be set up hours before a procedure
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Any item that will penetrate the skin or a mucuos membrane must undergo which of the following?
    • A. 

      A friction wash with soap and water

    • B. 

      Cleanliness

    • C. 

      Disinfection

    • D. 

      Sterilization

  • 6. 
    When opening a sterile pack, the first area of the wrap is opened in what direction?
    • A. 

      Away from you

    • B. 

      To the left

    • C. 

      To the right

    • D. 

      Towards you

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would be considered unsterile?
    • A. 

      Hands in sterile gloves hanging at the waist

    • B. 

      The back of a sterile gown

    • C. 

      The draped sides of a table

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      From the neck to the waist including the arms?

    • B. 

      From the shoulders to the hips to include the arms

    • C. 

      In front from the chest to the level of the table and the arms from 2" above the elbow to the cuffs

    • D. 

      The entire front and back of the gown

  • 9. 
    Two people in sterile attire pass each other in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Back to back

    • B. 

      Back to front

    • C. 

      Front to back

    • D. 

      Front to front