Surgical Tech Questions

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  • 1. 
    The needs or activities related to one's identification or interaction with another individual or group forms which component of the human being?
    • A. 

      Social

    • B. 

      Psychological

    • C. 

      Physical

    • D. 

      Physiological

  • 2. 
    If adult response is the norm, pediatric patients must be observed for which response?
    • A. 

      No variants in response

    • B. 

      Paradoxical responses to some drugs

    • C. 

      Increased crying

    • D. 

      Decreased consciousness

  • 3. 
    Which term describes the following coping mechanism: "A patient tries to give excuses as to why he or she has a particular illness"?
    • A. 

      Regression

    • B. 

      Rationalization

    • C. 

      Denial

    • D. 

      Repression

  • 4. 
    The critical parameters for monitoring pediatric patients include all of the following EXCEPT__________.
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Urine output

    • C. 

      Oxygenation

    • D. 

      Turgor

  • 5. 
    Bleeding in a pediatric trauma patient must be controlled to prevent _________.
    • A. 

      Brachial plexus injury

    • B. 

      Infiltration

    • C. 

      Distension

    • D. 

      Severe hypovolemia

  • 6. 
    During abdominal procedures on patients who are obese, what procedure might additionally be performed due to newly identified pathology?
    • A. 

      Pancreatectomy

    • B. 

      Whipple

    • C. 

      Cholecystectomy

    • D. 

      Splenectomy

  • 7. 
    What disease is NOT an autoimmune disease?
    • A. 

      Multiple sclerosis

    • B. 

      AIDS

    • C. 

      Lupus erythematosus

    • D. 

      Rheumatoid arthritis

  • 8. 
    When placing the pregnant surgical patient in the supine position, the circulating surgical technologist should place a small rolled pad or sheet under the right hip. This will help __________.
    • A. 

      Take weight off of the vena cave

    • B. 

      Make the patient more comfortable

    • C. 

      Shift the uterus to gain better access to the abdominal contents

    • D. 

      Prevent preterm labor

  • 9. 
    Emergency procedures on geriatric patients are associated with __________.
    • A. 

      Better preoperative planning

    • B. 

      Higher mortality

    • C. 

      Trauma

    • D. 

      Failure to minimize postoperative stress of hypothermia and hypoxemia

  • 10. 
    The ___________ is the number one organ injured in a motor vehicle accident.
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Spleen

    • D. 

      Abdominal aorta

  • 11. 
    Why should cabinets and doors within the operating room be recessed into the wall?
    • A. 

      Prevent injuries

    • B. 

      Easy opening

    • C. 

      Prevent dust accumulation

    • D. 

      Cleaning purposes

  • 12. 
    When an electrical charge is in motion, it is referred to as a(n) _________.
    • A. 

      Electrical current

    • B. 

      Active current

    • C. 

      Open current

    • D. 

      Closed current

  • 13. 
    What is used to create a pathway for electrical current to be returned from the patinet back to the ESU?
    • A. 

      Bovie cord

    • B. 

      Grounding pad

    • C. 

      Ground wire

    • D. 

      Conducting gel

  • 14. 
    Which machine found in the decontamination room uses cavitation?
    • A. 

      Ultrasonic washer

    • B. 

      Washer sterilizer

    • C. 

      Dry heat

    • D. 

      Flash sterilizer

  • 15. 
    A unidirectional positive -pressure flow of air that captures microbes to be filtered in known as _________.
    • A. 

      Negative airflow

    • B. 

      Pressurized air

    • C. 

      Laminar airflow

    • D. 

      Sterile airflow

  • 16. 
    ____________ means microbes and infection are absent.
    • A. 

      Sterile

    • B. 

      Surgically clean

    • C. 

      Decontaminated

    • D. 

      Disinfected

  • 17. 
    Fluid bottles may be recapped and reused under what  conditions?
    • A. 

      The fluid is to be warmed

    • B. 

      The bottle is sterile

    • C. 

      The pourer is wearing gloves

    • D. 

      None: the bottle may not be recapped

  • 18. 
    The ___________ is used to remove small organic particles and soil from areas of instruments that are difficult to clean manually.
    • A. 

      Ultrasonic washer

    • B. 

      CUSA

    • C. 

      Wire brush

    • D. 

      Gas sterilizer

  • 19. 
    Which classification is given to bacteria that can survive in an environment with or without oxygen?
    • A. 

      Facultative anaerobes

    • B. 

      Microaerophiles

    • C. 

      Capnophiles

    • D. 

      Obligate anaerobes

  • 20. 
    Which is the most commonly transmitted bacteria in the operating room?
    • A. 

      Candida albicans

    • B. 

      Cornebacterium jeikeium

    • C. 

      Staphlococcus aureus

    • D. 

      Streptococcus pneumoniae

  • 21. 
    Which microorganisms is capable of causing an UTI?
    • A. 

      Staphylococcus aureus

    • B. 

      Staphylococcus epidermidis

    • C. 

      Streptococcus pyogenes

    • D. 

      Streptococcus agalactiae

  • 22. 
    Gas gangrene and cellulitis is caused by which microorganism?
    • A. 

      Klebsiella pneumoniae

    • B. 

      Pasteurella multocida

    • C. 

      Clostridium perfringens

    • D. 

      E. coli

  • 23. 
    The scope used for visualization of a fetus in utero is called a(n) _____________.
    • A. 

      Laryngoscope

    • B. 

      Fetoscope

    • C. 

      Hysteroscope

    • D. 

      Colonoscope

  • 24. 
    Sponges used for procedures requiring smaller incisions are called _______.
    • A. 

      Laparotomy

    • B. 

      Neurosurgical

    • C. 

      Raytec

    • D. 

      Tonsil

  • 25. 
    A Tru-Cut needle is used _____.
    • A. 

      To obtain a biopsy

    • B. 

      During cardiovascular procedures

    • C. 

      To introduce angioplasty-guiding catheters

    • D. 

      To irrigate open arteries