St. Mark's Cbspd Certification Training / Chapter 6- Disinfection Processes

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Hello friends! If you are here, looking at this test you are either very lost or very interested in passing the CBSPD Certification Test. (I hope its the latter) I designed this test using direct facts and concepts from "The Basics of Sterile Processing" Sixth Edition Sterile Processing University, LLC. Chapter 6- Disinfection Processes Passing this test does not guarantee that you will pass the CBSPD Certification, but will help test your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and practices within sterile processing. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this test please feel free to email me at spd. [email protected] Com I wish you the best of luck on your path t


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many categories of chemical disinfectants are there?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 2. 
    High-level disinfectants are not recommended for use on items that come into contact with patient tissue because they tend to leave residuals behind that can potentially cause tissue damage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A [_____] process kills most microorganisms but not necessarily bacterial spores.
    • A. 

      Sterilization

    • B. 

      Environmental Disinfection

    • C. 

      Decontamination

    • D. 

      High-level Disinfection

  • 4. 
    Disinfectants differ from antiseptics in that disinfectants are generally used to kill microorganisms on inanimate objects whereas antiseptics are used to prevent or arrest the growth of microorganisms on living tissue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The area designated for high-level disinfection processes should (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Provide storage for PPE

    • B. 

      Have adequate space for the containers used to soak and rinse items

    • C. 

      Provide hand hygiene facilities that are separate from the sinks used for disposal of chemicals after use

    • D. 

      Be located in the decontamination area

    • E. 

      Allow access to eyewash facilities

    • F. 

      Accommodate the disposal of hazardous substances

    • G. 

      Provide storage space for supplies and chemicals

    • H. 

      Provide non-restricted access to allow for operating room drop-off

  • 6. 
    What is the recommended temperature for the area designated for high-level disinfection?
    • A. 

      55*F-60*F

    • B. 

      60*F-65*F

    • C. 

      70*F-75*F

    • D. 

      63*F-68*F

  • 7. 
    How many air exchanges per hour should there be in the area designated for high-level disinfection?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      12

  • 8. 
    What is the recommended humidity for the area designated for high-level disinfection?
    • A. 

      20%-30%

    • B. 

      30%-60%

    • C. 

      40%-70%

    • D. 

      50%-80%

  • 9. 
    According to the Spaulding Classification System, this classification of medical devices require sterilization
    • A. 

      Critical

    • B. 

      Semi-Critical

    • C. 

      Non-Critical

  • 10. 
    According to the Spaulding Classification System, this classification of medical devices require sanitization
    • A. 

      Critical

    • B. 

      Semi-Critical

    • C. 

      Non-Critical

  • 11. 
    According to the Spaulding Classification System, this classification of medical devices require high-level disinfection
    • A. 

      Critical

    • B. 

      Semi-Critical

    • C. 

      Non-Critical

  • 12. 
    Select all the appropriate PPE that should be worn when working with disinfectants
    • A. 

      Face shield

    • B. 

      Mouth mask

    • C. 

      Gloves that are impervious to the chemicals being used

    • D. 

      Gown or apron that is impervious to the chemicals being used

    • E. 

      Respiratory protection from both airborne exposure to bacteria and vapors that are generated by the disinfectants being used.

    • F. 

      Non-skid "disinfection area only" shoes

    • G. 

      Full-body haz-mat suit

    • H. 

      Shoe coverings

  • 13. 
    Both location and number of microorganisms have an impact on the effectiveness of disinfection
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Air pockets in cannulated items assist with the disinfection process
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    When using a chemical disinfectant, the general rule of thumb is that "more (chemical agent) is better.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    This is the movement of a solvent through a semi-permeable membrane into a solution of higher solute concentration
    • A. 

      Infusion

    • B. 

      Osmosis

    • C. 

      Invasion

    • D. 

      Deionization

  • 17. 
    All of the following factors will affect a disinfectant's effectiveness EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Temperature of the solution

    • B. 

      PH

    • C. 

      Water hardness

    • D. 

      Contact time

    • E. 

      Organic and inorganic matter

    • F. 

      The type of PPE used when actively engaged in the disinfection process

  • 18. 
    When used on an item that comes in direct contact with the patient's skin or mucous membranes, a bacteriostatic disinfectant could cause tissue damage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    All of these government agencies regulate chemical disinfectants EXCEPT
    • A. 

      CDC (Center for Disease Control)

    • B. 

      OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration)

    • C. 

      FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

    • D. 

      EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

  • 20. 
    Staff who use disinfectants regulated by OSHA should be monitored for exposure, advised of their exposure, and, if applicable, provided with a plan for reducing exposure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    If an employee feels that they have been exposed to hazardous levels of a particular chemical, they should report their concerns to
    • A. 

      A peer

    • B. 

      A supervisor

    • C. 

      A nurse

    • D. 

      The OSHA whistle-blower hotline

  • 22. 
    All of the following are types of environmental disinfectants
    • A. 

      QUATS (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds)

    • B. 

      OPA (Ortho-phthaldehyde)

    • C. 

      Phenolics

    • D. 

      Peracetic Acid

    • E. 

      Halogens

    • F. 

      Alcohols

    • G. 

      Glutaraldehyde

    • H. 

      Hydrogen Peroxide

  • 23. 
    All of the following are types of high-level disinfectants
    • A. 

      Glutaraldehyde

    • B. 

      OPA (Ortho-phthaldehyde)

    • C. 

      Hydrogen Peroxide

    • D. 

      QUATS (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds)

    • E. 

      Halogens

    • F. 

      Phenolics

  • 24. 
    This type of environmental disinfectant is effective against gram- positive and negative bacteria but not against lipid viruses and spores. It is commonly used for environmental surfaces such as bedsides, tables, floors and walls.
    • A. 

      Phenolics

    • B. 

      Halogens

    • C. 

      QUATS (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds)

    • D. 

      Hydrogen Peroxide

  • 25. 
    This type of environmental disinfectant has the ability to remove oxygen from molecules, does not leave a toxic residue, is generally not affected by hard water, inexpensive, and fast-acting
    • A. 

      QUATS (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds)

    • B. 

      Halogens

    • C. 

      Phenolics

    • D. 

      Hydrogen Peroxide

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