Surgical Technology Examination Appleton & Lange Pg109-124 CST Exam Prep

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  • 1. 
    719. In a gastrointestinal closure, the mucosa of the intestinal tract is closed with
    • A. 

      Chromic 4-0 or 3-0

    • B. 

      Silk 4-0 or 3-0

    • C. 

      Dacron 3-0 or 2-0

    • D. 

      Novafil 3-0 or 2-0

  • 2. 
    720. Which type of suture would be used to invert the stump of an appendix?
    • A. 

      Buried

    • B. 

      Purse-string

    • C. 

      Mattress

    • D. 

      Tension

  • 3. 
    721. Why are bumpers or bolsters used on retention sutures?
    • A. 

      To prevent the suture from cutting into the skin surface

    • B. 

      To facilitate easy removal

    • C. 

      To identify the order of suture removal

    • D. 

      To prevent unequal tension on the wound edges

  • 4. 
    722. A Nissen Fundoplication procedure is done to correct
    • A. 

      Repeated attacks of volvulus

    • B. 

      Antireflux disease

    • C. 

      Bladder prolapse

    • D. 

      Gastroesophageal stenosis

  • 5. 
    723. A dissecting sponge that is a small roll of heavy cotton tape is a
    • A. 

      Kitner

    • B. 

      Peanut

    • C. 

      Tonsil

    • D. 

      Tape

  • 6. 
    724. Which procedure would not require a pressure dressing?
    • A. 

      Plastic surgery

    • B. 

      Knee surgery

    • C. 

      Radical mastectomy

    • D. 

      Hysterectomy

  • 7. 
    725. Peanuts and dissecting sponges are generally
    • A. 

      Used dry

    • B. 

      Moistened with saline

    • C. 

      Moistened with water

    • D. 

      Moistened with antibiotic solution

  • 8. 
    726. Intraabdominally, lap pads are most often used
    • A. 

      Dry

    • B. 

      Moistened with saline

    • C. 

      Moistened with water

    • D. 

      Moistened with glycine solution

  • 9. 
    727. A catheter commonly used in a gastrostomy is a
    • A. 

      Mushroom

    • B. 

      Rehfus

    • C. 

      Cantor

    • D. 

      Sengstaken-Blakemore

  • 10. 
    728. Before handing a Penrose drain to the surgeon
    • A. 

      Place it on an Allis clamp

    • B. 

      Attach a safety pin to it

    • C. 

      Cut it to the desired length

    • D. 

      Moisten it in saline

  • 11. 
    729. A closed-wound suction system works by
    • A. 

      Possitive pressure

    • B. 

      Negative-pressure vacuum

    • C. 

      Air displacement

    • D. 

      Constant gravity drainage

  • 12. 
    730. Which condition regarding sterile technique is NOT recommended?
    • A. 

      Sterile tables are set up just before the operation

    • B. 

      Sterile tables may be set up and safely covered until time of surgery

    • C. 

      Once sterile packs are open, someone must remain in the room to maintain vigilance

    • D. 

      Sterile persons pass each other back to back

  • 13. 
    731. Which of the following conditions is not an acceptable aseptic technique?
    • A. 

      Scrub nurse standing on a platform or standing stool

    • B. 

      Scrub nurse keeps hands below shoulder level

    • C. 

      Scrub nurse folds arms with hands at axillae

    • D. 

      Scrub nurse's hands are at or above waist level

  • 14. 
    732. The disposable circular staple designed to hold two tubular structures together after resection is known as
    • A. 

      TA linear

    • B. 

      LDS

    • C. 

      EEA

    • D. 

      GIA

  • 15. 
    733. When a sterile item is hanging or extending over the sterile table edge, the scrub nurse
    • A. 

      Must watch closely that no one comes near it

    • B. 

      Does not touch the part hanging below table level

    • C. 

      Should pull it back onto the table so it does not become contaminated

    • D. 

      May use the item

  • 16. 
    734. Which of the following is considered a break in technique?
    • A. 

      A sterile person turns his or her back to a nonsterile person or area when passing

    • B. 

      Sterile persons face sterile areas

    • C. 

      A sterile person sits or leans against a nonsterile surface

    • D. 

      Nonsterile persons avoid sterile areas

  • 17. 
    735. In which situation should sterility be questioned?
    • A. 

      If a sterilized pack is found in an unsterile workroom

    • B. 

      If the surgeon turns away from the sterile field for a brow wipe

    • C. 

      If the scrub drapes a nonsterile table, covering the edge nearest the body first

    • D. 

      If the lip of a pour bottle is held over the basin as close to the edge as possible

  • 18. 
    736. Transduodenal sphincterotomy refers to the incision made into the ________ to relieve stenosis.
    • A. 

      Cardiac sphincter

    • B. 

      Ileocecal sphincter

    • C. 

      Sphincter of Oddi

    • D. 

      Phyloric sphincter

  • 19. 
    737. when handing skin towels to the surgeon, where should the scrubperson stand in relation to the surgeon?
    • A. 

      On the opposite side of the table

    • B. 

      On the same side of the table

    • C. 

      At the foot of the table

    • D. 

      Any position is acceptable

  • 20. 
    738. Irrigating fluid used to flush the organ between harvest and transplantation of a liver is known as
    • A. 

      Ringer's Lactate

    • B. 

      Physiosol

    • C. 

      Collin's

    • D. 

      Normal saline

  • 21. 
    739. Each of the following actions by a scrubperson prevents wounds and punctures, according to CDC guidelines EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Use an instrument to remove blades

    • B. 

      Recap injection needles

    • C. 

      Account for each needle as surgeon finishes with it

    • D. 

      Protect sharp blades, edges, and tips

  • 22. 
    740. Which of the following is NOT an acceptable technique when draping a patient?
    • A. 

      Hold the drapes high until directly over the proper area

    • B. 

      Protect the gloved hands by cuffing the end of the drape over them

    • C. 

      Unfold the drapes before bringing them to the OR table

    • D. 

      Place the drapes on a dry area

  • 23. 
    741. The procedure to follow if a hair is found on the operative field is to
    • A. 

      Notify circulator

    • B. 

      Complete an incident report

    • C. 

      Remove it with a clamp, cover over area

    • D. 

      No action is necessary

  • 24. 
    742. Cancer technique in surgery refers to
    • A. 

      The administration of an anticancer drug directly into the cancer site

    • B. 

      The discarding of instruments coming in contact with tumor after each use

    • C. 

      The use of radiation therapy at the time of surgery

    • D. 

      The identification of the lesion

  • 25. 
    743. Why are gowns, gloves, drapes, and instruments changed following a breast biopsy and before incision for a mastectomy?
    • A. 

      To respect individual surgeon's choice

    • B. 

      To follow aseptic principles

    • C. 

      To accommodate two separate incisions

    • D. 

      To protect margins of healthy tissue from tumor cells