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____________ devices are the most stringently regulated devices and include heart valves, pacemakers and other life-sustaining devices. These devices must obtain a pre-market approval from the FDA.

Class III

2

The__________ represents the number of times per year that inventory is purchased, consumed, and replaced.

Inventory turnover rate

3

The temperature in Decontamination Area should be between:

60 deg F - 65 deg F

4

The overall covering or lining of a joint is called a ........

synovial membrane

5

The relative humidity in Decontamination should be____________.

30%- 60%

6

....... is not being used today as a disinfecting agent in Central Service

Mercury

7

The ......................... of 1990 requires health care facilities to become subject to user reporting requirements.

Safe Medical Devices Act

8

Virus-like infectious agents that cause a variety of neurodegenerative diseases of humans and animals.

Prions

9

The process by which some cells can ingest bacteria or other foreign particles.

A.

phagotization

10

A microorganism with a thick wall surrounding it that enables the organism to survive in adverse conditions including high temperatures.

Spore

11

Surgical Suffix, "ostomy," means

creation of new(Answer)

12

The length of time a disinfectant can be properly stored after which it must be discarded is known as Use Life.

Shelf Life

13

Saturated steam should possess a relative humidity level of_________ for effective steam sterilization.

97%-100%

14

Process that utilizes an agent that kills viruses, mycobacteria, fungi, and vegetative bacteria but not bacterial spores.

Intermediate level disinfection

15

Protective plastic over-wraps should be atleast_________ mils thick to ensure sterility.

2-3

16

The process used by an ultrasonic cleaner in which low-pressure bubbles in a cleaning solution burst inward, and dislodge soil from instrumentation.

Cavitation

17

Principle of Asepsis, "Know what is sterile," is known as which principle.

Principle Three

18

Sterile Packaging and Storage areas temperatures should be between 76 deg F - 83 deg F with less than 75% relative humidity.

False

19

Atmospheric pressure at sea level is?

14.7 psi

20

The Spankhowzer classification system categorizes instrument disinfection needs according to its intended use and its risk of transmitting disease.

False

21

Preventive maintenance is designed to identify potential problems after they occur

True

22

Cytoplasm describes all living materials in the cell

False

23

Class 3 integrators are a good choice for sterility assurance monitoring because they monitor all the critical parameters of the sterilization cycle

False

24

Reverse Osmosis process uses a molecular filter to.........

retain salts, remove bacteria and pyrogens

25

To test scissors sharpness, scissors 4 1/2" and larger should use_________ test material.

Red

26

Equipment used to remove impurities and waste products from the blood before returning it to the patients body is known as .......

Hemodialyzers

27

The muscles are involuntary or visceral muscles because they contract and function without our conscious control. They control breathing, movement of food and fluid in the digestive system

Smooth muscle

28

A band of connective tissue that connects a bone to another bone is called

Ligament

29

This tissue covers the body's external surface and the linings of body cavities.

Epithelial

30

Disinfectants are not the same as antiseptics

True

31

Root cause analysis is a pro active process used after an unwanted event has occurred to analyze what may have led to the event.

False

32

Catheters are treated with....... to decrease infections.

silver nitrate

33

In an ABC analysis, _________ represent the greatest number and percentage of items, but the lowest total dollar value.

C items

34

Compounds that contain a positive electrical charge on the large organic hydrophobic molecule.

Cationic

35

_________ refers to the removal of any residue of cleaning agents and chemicals remaining after the cleaning process, and is necessary regardless of whether a manual or automated cleaning process is used.

Free rinsing

36

Peripheral Nervous System is the part of the nervous system that includes the brain and spinal cord.

False

37

Christopher Gram developed the stain known as an acid-fast stain

False

38

The ......... can be used to produce sterile distilled water and isotonic solutions in the Central Service Department.

flasking technique

39

A Central Service Tech can use a ..........to help determine the difference between staining and rusting

Pencil Eraser

40

.......... occurs when water contains sediments or solids that, when stirred, make the water appear cloudy

Turbidity

41

A heat transfer method in which heat is absorbed by an item's exterior surface, and passed inward to the next layer

conduction

42

Hemigastrectomy is the removal of the stomach

False

43

Procedures used by healthcare facilities to confirm that the validation undertaken by the equipment manufacturer is applicable to the specific setting

Verification

44

This Metal is also known as 300 series stainless steel

Austenitic

45

Mechanical Washers work on the principle of _________.

Impingement

46

........... is a band or sheet of fibrous connective tissue

Fascia

47

Tungsten Carbide Blades are know for their Black Handles

False - gold

48

Steam pressure on the chamber and jacket gauges must be equal during the exposure phase of the cycle: both should be at least__________ for a 270 degree Fahrenheit.

27 psi

49

There should be up to 8 air exchanges per hour in Decontamination to ensure all requirements are met

False - 10

50

The___________ is the largest internal organ in the human body

Liver

51

When a person is favored because of a quality found to be attractive or valuable is known as___________.

Halo effect

52

An inanimate object that can transmit bacteria

Fomite

53

A relatively slow-acting sterilizing agent, and generally requires higher temperatures than other sterilization methods

Dry Heat

54

_________ allow us to lower our head as the vertebrae of the neck slide over one another

Atlanto-occipital joints and the atlanto-axial joints

55

The lining matter of a cell between the cell membrane and nucleus is referred to as .......

Cytoplasm