Aseptic Technique MCQ Quiz Questions

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Aseptic technique refers to which of the following descriptions?
    • A. 

      Carrying out a procedure under controlled conditions

    • B. 

      Carrying out a procedure that minimizes the chance of contamination

    • C. 

      Carrying out a procedure that produces a product without microorganisms or their by-products

    • D. 

      Two of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following classifies as a "pyrogen"?
    • A. 

      An agent that causes a rise in temperature

    • B. 

      Metabolic products of a living organism

    • C. 

      The dead organism itself

    • D. 

      The constituents of the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Exposure to a pyrogen, as described previously, causes which of the following reactions? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Fever

    • B. 

      Chills

    • C. 

      Diarrhea

    • D. 

      Malaise

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What does the acronym "CSP" stand for?
    • A. 

      Columbus State Police

    • B. 

      Compounded Suspension Product

    • C. 

      Compounded Sterile Product

    • D. 

      Compounded Selling Produce

    • E. 

      Columbus Skanky Pirates

  • 5. 
    Which of the following actions can be performed by pharmacy personnel, using an aseptic technique and other quality assurance procedures to a drug or nutritional substance that is free from living organisms in order for the product to be considered a "CSP"?
    • A. 

      Repackage

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Manipulate

    • D. 

      Two of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of a sterile product?
    • A. 

      Inhalation products

    • B. 

      Parenteral products

    • C. 

      Ophthalmic products

    • D. 

      Antibiotic suspensions for a child

    • E. 

      Nasal Products

  • 7. 
    What is the CURRENT chapter that is used to describe conditions and practices that outline how to prevent harm, including death, to patients that could result from CSPs?
    • A. 

      Chapter 475

    • B. 

      Chapter 595

    • C. 

      Chapter 797

    • D. 

      Chapter 795

    • E. 

      Chapter 1206

  • 8. 
    Events that are considered potentially harmful to a patient in Chapter 797 include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Consistency in the intended strength of correct ingredients

    • B. 

      Microbial contamination

    • C. 

      Excessive bacterial endotoxins

    • D. 

      Unintended chemical and physical contaminant

    • E. 

      All of the following are considered harmful to the patient.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following facilities is considered International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Class 5?
    • A. 

      Ante-area

    • B. 

      Buffer area

    • C. 

      Primary engineering control (PEC)

    • D. 

      Two of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Compared to an ISO class 5 area for compounding, how much more particulate matter in room air of particles 0.5 microns and larger per cubic meter does an ISO class 8 area have?
    • A. 

      2-fold

    • B. 

      10-fold

    • C. 

      100-fold

    • D. 

      1000-fold

    • E. 

      10,000-fold

  • 11. 
    If pharmacy personnel needs to perform the following activities: hand hygiene and garbing procedures, staging of components, order entry, CSP labeling, and removal of packaging. Which area should they be in?
    • A. 

      Ante-area

    • B. 

      Buffer area

    • C. 

      Primary engineering control (PEC)

    • D. 

      Laminar airflow hood

    • E. 

      Any of the areas above are suitable for such activities.

  • 12. 
    All of the following activities and requirements are unique to the buffer area EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      ISO Class 7 air quality

    • B. 

      Contains only necessary equipment, supplies, furniture

    • C. 

      Items brought in should be nonpermeable, non shredding, cleanable, and resistant to disinfectants.

    • D. 

      May have a laminar airflow hood ISO class 5 within this area.

    • E. 

      May perform ante-room activities if a positive-pressure differential exists.

  • 13. 
    From ASHP's video Guide to Chapter <797>, in order to implement a range of quality assurance indicators, all of the following are put into practice at every facility compounding CSPs EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Initial and ongoing training of personnel

    • B. 

      Competency evaluation

    • C. 

      UA screening of all potential employees

    • D. 

      Process validation testing

    • E. 

      Other quality assurance measures

  • 14. 
    A laminar airflow workbench (LAFW) sends a constant of filtered air across a work surface at a precisely controlled rate, using specialized high-efficiency particular air (HEPA) filters to remove many of the tiny particles found in the air. How many times is the air inside of a LAFW filtered?
    • A. 

      Once

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Three times

    • D. 

      Continually

    • E. 

      The air inside is aseptic due to disinfectants and does not need to be filtered.

  • 15. 
    True or False: HEPA filters remove 100% of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger and, as a result, most airborne microorganisms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following pairs of precautions that must be taken when working in the specific laminar flow hoods are correctly matched? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Horizontal airflow -- Never allow anything to pass behind a sterile object

    • B. 

      Horizontal airflow -- Never allow anything to pass above a sterile object

    • C. 

      Vertical airflow -- Never allow anything to pass behind a sterile object

    • D. 

      Vertical airflow -- Never allow anything to pass above a sterile object

  • 17. 
    Which of the following defines the "principle of first air"?
    • A. 

      Performing aseptic manipulations at least 6 inches inside the workbench

    • B. 

      Certifying the LAFW every six months

    • C. 

      Allowing sterile 70% isopropyl alcohol to dry before compounding

    • D. 

      Keeping the airflow between the HEPA filter and the sterile object unobstructed

    • E. 

      If turned off, operate LAFW for 30 minutes before use to purge room air

  • 18. 
    True or False: Aseptic manipulations should be performed at least 6 inches inside the workbench to prevent reflected contamination from compounding personnel or contamination from particles carried in turbulent air patterns.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Arrange the following clean and disinfect all interior work surfaces before use:I. Allow sterile 70% isopropyl alcohol to dry before compoundingII. Clean top to bottom, back to front -- whichever direction is AWAY from the HEPA filterIII. Clean with sterile water.IV. Clean with sterile 70% isopropyl alcohol
    • A. 

      I, II, III, IV

    • B. 

      II, I, III, IV

    • C. 

      II, III, IV, I

    • D. 

      II, IV, I, III

    • E. 

      III, I, IV, II

  • 20. 
    Which of the following situations calls for a re-certification of the laminar airflow workbench (LAFW)?
    • A. 

      Every six months

    • B. 

      Whenever the LAFW is moved

    • C. 

      If filter damage is suspected

    • D. 

      Two of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is ALLOWED inside the LAFW?
    • A. 

      Eating, drinking, gum chewing, and smoking

    • B. 

      Visible (hand and wrist) jewelry

    • C. 

      Makeup

    • D. 

      Artificial nails and extenders

    • E. 

      None of the above are allowed inside the LAFW.

  • 22. 
    True or False: Personnel with rashes, sunburn, weeping sores, conjunctivitis, or active respiratory infection should not compound sterile products.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    "Any opening in a direct path between a CSP and the environment, or any surface coming in direct contact with the preparation and the environment" defines which of the following terms?
    • A. 

      Primary engineering controls (PEC)

    • B. 

      Secondary engineering controls

    • C. 

      Degree of exposure

    • D. 

      Critical site

  • 24. 
    Primary engineering controls (PECs) maintain ISO 5 air quality and include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Horizontal and vertical LAFW

    • B. 

      Biological safety cabinets

    • C. 

      Hand hygiene and garbing stations

    • D. 

      Compounding aseptic isolators

    • E. 

      Compounding aseptic containment isolators

  • 25. 
    Which of the following parameters are inspected to obtain a contamination-free environment?
    • A. 

      Quality of components

    • B. 

      Compounding process

    • C. 

      Environmental conditions

    • D. 

      Personnel performance

    • E. 

      All of the above

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