IAHCSMM Chapter 9

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Neutral pH

What is the preferred pH for detergents used for most cleaning processes?

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Blood soaked sponges

Which of the following is an example of regulated medical waste?

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Excess bubbles from filling reduce the energy of the cavitation process.

Water must be degassed each time the ultrasonic cleaner's tank is changed, because:

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PPE

Specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against a hazard is called:

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The Instrument Manufacturer

Written cleaning instructions for surgical instruments should be provided by:

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Are fever producing substances

Pyrogens:

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Decreases the likelihood of mineral scale deposits

Softened water:

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A detergent

The desired solution for cleaning instruments is:

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Lipase Enzymes

These are used to breakdown fatty tissue on instruments:

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After cleaning

Instrument lubrication is preformed:

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Below 43C 110F

To prevent coagulation of proteins, water temperature should be:

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Low Foaming

Detergents used in mechanical cleaners should be:

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Using a to and from motion with the grain

Aluminum items should be cleaned:

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Cannot be immersed

Powered surgical instruments:

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True

Instruments with lumens should be soaked vertically

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True

The mechanical process by which an ultrasonic cleaner works is called cavitation.

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True

To prevent aerosols, items should be brushed below the surface of the water.

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True

Automatic washers clean using a spray-force action called impingement.

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False

Instruments received from Surgery and tagged for repair do not need to be cleaned until they come back from repair.

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False

Powered surgical instruments should be cleaned using a mechanical cleaning process.

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False

There are currently no methods available to verify cleaning process outcomes.

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True

Infectious medical waste is regulated by the EPA.

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False

Horizontal work surfaces in the decontamination area should be cleaned and disinfected once per day.

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True

PPE should be changed immediately if it becomes soaked with blood or other infectious material.