Surgical Technology Examination Appleton & Lange Pg59-73 CST Exam Prep

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Surgical Technology Examination Appleton & Lange Pg59-73 CST Exam Prep

Surgical Technology Examination Appleton & Lange Surgical Technology Examination Appleton & Lange pg59-73 CST exam prep


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  • 1. 
    394. Room temperature for infants and children should be maintained as warm as
    • A. 

      70°

    • B. 

      80°

    • C. 

      85°

    • D. 

      95°

  • 2. 
    395. Areas needing special cleaning attention on a weekly or monthly routine would include
    • A. 

      Furniture

    • B. 

      Air conditioning grills and walls

    • C. 

      Ceiling and wall mounted fixtures and tracks

    • D. 

      Kick buckets

  • 3. 
    396. A glass suction bottles should ideally be
    • A. 

      Rinsed with tap water between each case

    • B. 

      Cleaned with a disinfectant solution and autoclaved before reuse

    • C. 

      Rinsed with sterile distilled water between each use

    • D. 

      Autoclaved daily

  • 4. 
    397. Storage shelves must be cleaned with the germicide
    • A. 

      Each case

    • B. 

      Each day

    • C. 

      Each week

    • D. 

      Each month

  • 5. 
    398. While a surgical case is in progress
    • A. 

      Doors remain open so staff can easily move in or out

    • B. 

      Doors should remain closed

    • C. 

      Doors remain open to circulate air

    • D. 

      Doors may be open or closed

  • 6. 
    399. When cleaning the floor between cases
    • A. 

      A clean mop head must be used each time

    • B. 

      A two-bucket system, one detergent and one clear water, is used

    • C. 

      Buckets must be emptied and cleaned between each case

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    400. a dropped sterile item may only be used if the
    • A. 

      Wrapper is muslin

    • B. 

      Wrapper is impervious and contact area is dry

    • C. 

      Wrapper is impervious with contact area wet or dry

    • D. 

      Wrapper is dusted off thoroughly

  • 8. 
    401. In the event that a child needs emergency surgery, and the parents cannot be located to sign the permission
    • A. 

      No permission is necessary

    • B. 

      Permission is signed by a court of law

    • C. 

      Permission assigned by the physician

    • D. 

      A written consultation by two physicians other than the surgeon will suffice

  • 9. 
    402. The patient is scheduled for an appendectomy. After completing this procedure the surgeon decides to remove mole from the shoulder while the patient is still under anesthesia. No permission was obtained for this. The circulating nurse should
    • A. 

      Report it to the anesthesiologist

    • B. 

      Report it to the chief of surgery

    • C. 

      Report it to the supervisor or proper administrative authority

    • D. 

      Let the surgeon proceed because it is his or her responsibility to obtain the consent

  • 10. 
    403. The surgical consent form can be witnessed by each of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The surgeon

    • B. 

      A nurse

    • C. 

      An authorized hospital employee

    • D. 

      The patient's spouse

  • 11. 
    404. The patient is premedicated and brought to the operating room for a cystoscopy and an open reduction of the wrist. Upon arrival in the operating room, it is observed that the patient has only signed for the cystoscopy. The correct procedure would be to
    • A. 

      Cancel the surgery until a valid permission can be obtained

    • B. 

      Have the patient sign for the additional procedure in the operating room

    • C. 

      Ask the patient verbally for consent and have witnesses attest to a

    • D. 

      But the surgeon make the decision as to whether the surgery could be done

  • 12. 
    405. A general consent form is
    • A. 

      A form authorizing all treatments or procedures

    • B. 

      The form for all patients having general anesthesia

    • C. 

      A form for all patients having hazardous therapy

    • D. 

      Another name for an operative permit

  • 13. 
    406. The ultimate responsibility for obtaining consent lives with
    • A. 

      Operating room supervisor

    • B. 

      Circulating nurse

    • C. 

      Surgeon

    • D. 

      Unit charge nurse

  • 14. 
    407. The surgical consent is signed
    • A. 

      Before induction

    • B. 

      In the holding area

    • C. 

      The morning of surgery

    • D. 

      Before administration of preoperative medications

  • 15. 
    408. An informed consent
    • A. 

      Authorizes routine duties carried out at the hospital

    • B. 

      Protects patient from unratified or unwanted procedures

    • C. 

      Protects the surgeon in the hospital from claims of an unauthorized operation

    • D. 

      B and C

  • 16. 
    409. Implied consent
    • A. 

      Is the preferred option for consents

    • B. 

      Is allowed by law any emergencies when no other authorized person may be contacted

    • C. 

      Is never legally valid

    • D. 

      Is the permission for surgical action

  • 17. 
    410. Which statement regarding the withdrawal of the consent by a patient is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The surgeon informs the patient of the dangers if the procedure is not carried out

    • B. 

      The surgeon informs the hospital administration of the patient's refusal

    • C. 

      Surgeon obtains a written refusal from the patient

    • D. 

      The surgeon may do the procedure if he documents that it is necessary as a lifesaving measure

  • 18. 
    411. Which position would be the most desirable for a pilonidal cystectomy or a hemorrhoidectomy?
    • A. 

      Lithotomy

    • B. 

      Kraske

    • C. 

      Knee-chest

    • D. 

      Modified prone

  • 19. 
    412. A position often used in cranial procedures is called
    • A. 

      Fowler's

    • B. 

      Kraske

    • C. 

      Trendelenburg

    • D. 

      Lithotomy

  • 20. 
    413. In positioning for laminectomy, roles or bolsters are placed
    • A. 

      Horizontally, one under the chest and one under the thighs

    • B. 

      Longitudinally to support the chest from axilla to hip

    • C. 

      Longitudinally to support the chest from sternum to hip

    • D. 

      Below the knees

  • 21. 
    414. The position used for a patient in hypovolemic shock is
    • A. 

      Modified Trendelenburg

    • B. 

      Reverse Trendelenburg

    • C. 

      Supine

    • D. 

      Dorsal recumbent

  • 22. 
    415. A Mayfield table would be used for which type of surgery?
    • A. 

      Ophthalmic

    • B. 

      Gynecologic

    • C. 

      Neurologic

    • D. 

      Urologic

  • 23. 
    416. Good exposure for thyroid surgery is ensured by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Modified dorsal recumbent with shoulder roll

    • B. 

      Hyperextension of the neck

    • C. 

      Utilization of the of the skin-stay sutures

    • D. 

      Firm retraction of laryngeal nerve and surrounding structures

  • 24. 
    417. A procedure requiring the patient to be positioned supine and modified with lithotomy is
    • A. 

      Colonoscopy

    • B. 

      Abdominoperineal resection (APR)

    • C. 

      Marsupilization of pilonidal cyst

    • D. 

      Ileostomy

  • 25. 
    418. In which procedure may the patient be placed in a supine position with the right side slightly elevated by a wedge to tilt the patient to the left?
    • A. 

      Cerclage

    • B. 

      Marsupilization of Bartholin's cyst

    • C. 

      Shirodkar

    • D. 

      Cesarean section