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Surgical Technology Principles and Practice

Nursing

Quiz 10 :

Decontamination, Sterilization, and Disinfection

Quiz 10 :

Decontamination, Sterilization, and Disinfection

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Which class includes indicators that respond to only one critical parameter with an exact value?
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D

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There are three distinct phases in all types of steam sterilizers. __________ is when air is removed from the chamber and replaced with steam.
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A

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The ultrasonic cleaner removes debris from instruments by a process called __________.
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A

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Which class includes indicators that are the most exacting and accurate of all indicators and that react to all critical values over a specified range in the sterilization process?
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A _________________ is a paper strip or specially treated tape that changes color when exposed to a specific temperature.
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The temperature of the gas directly affects the penetration of items in the chamber. Operating temperatures range from ____________ for a "cold" cycle and ________ for a "warm" cycle.
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Power-driven surgical instruments (e.g., drills and saws) should be disassembled before ________________.
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___________________ is used to sterilize objects that cannot tolerate the heat, moisture, and pressure of steam sterilization.
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The recommended practice to damp dust the surgical lights, furniture, and fixed equipment in the operating suite is ___________.
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The phrase flash sterilization has been replaced by _____________ sterilization, in which unwrapped surgical equipment is sterilized by a high-vacuum steam sterilization method just before use.
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Because paper products are difficult or impossible to decontaminate, patient's charts, x-rays, and laboratory documentation should be ________.
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Class ____ indicators measure parameters. Examples include the Bowie-Dick and daily air-removal tests for the presence of pure air (no steam) in the sterilization chamber.
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Sterile instruments and supplies are loaded onto the ___________ before surgery and transported to the surgical suite.
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Class _______ indicators are used for internal pack control of each cycle run, not for the overall performance of the sterilizer for all cycles.
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The ______________ sterilizer operates on the principle that air is heavier than steam.
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______________ items must be sterile. These items enter sterile tissue or the vascular system.
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The Spaulding classification of reprocessing instruments and patient materials assigns three risk levels based on the specific region of the body where the device will be used. These levels are critical, semicritical, and ________.
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Two types of steam sterilizers are used in the clinical setting: __________.
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The purpose of wrapping an item before sterilization is to protect it from _____________ after the sterilization process.
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Class ________ is represented by multivariable indicators that react to two or more parameters. An example is internal chemical indicators printed on a paper strip.
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