Comp 6 Ch 35 Flashcards


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1

The goal of surgical asepsis is to __________.

prevent microorganisms from spreading through the office

2

*The primary method for sterilizing instruments and equipment in the medical office is a(n) ____________ which is a device that forces the temperature of steam above the boiling point of water.

*autocalve

3

*Equipment that only comes in contact with intact skin and requires low-level disinfection is categorized as a(n) ____________ item.

*non-critical

4

*A special strip or tag that confirms that the items in an autoclave have been exposed to the correct volume of steam at the correct temperature for the correct length of time is a sterilization ____________

*indicator

5

What is the correct way to clean and preheat the autoclave?

Check the discharge lines and valves for obstruction

6

Which of the following is a necessary step for the medical assistant to take when sterilizing instruments using an autoclave?

using distilled water in the unit

7

Employers are required by law to supply __________ at no charge to their employees.

Personal protective equipment

8

The primary method for sterilizing instruments in the medical office is __________.

auto calving

9

What is the most common microorganism associated with a surgical site infection?

Staphylococcus

10

Which of the following would cause incomplete sterilization of an autoclaved load?

too short a time period

11

The goal of medical asepsis in the medical facility is to __________.

reduce the number of microorganisms in the medical environment after they leave the body

12

*When wrapping items to sterilize in an autoclave, all hinged instruments should be placed in the ____________ position.

Open

13

Which of the following is important when running a load through the autoclave?

Do not unload any packs or instruments with wet wrappings.

14

When wrapping instruments for sterilization, what is the first step that should be taken?

Wash hands and don gloves.

15

Which of the following is a process that is required for all instruments that penetrate the skin or that come in contact with normally sterile areas of the tissues and internal organs?

Sterilization

16

1.The cleaning process that is required for all instruments that penetrate the skin or that come in contact with normally sterile areas of the tissues and internal organs is __________.

1.Sterilization

17

Which of the following is a necessary step for the medical assistant to take when sterilizing instruments using an autoclave?

Using distilled water in the unit