IAHCSMM Chapter 13

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False

Gauze squares are the wicking material of choice for instrument sets

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False

Temperatures in a sterile storage area should be 55-60F

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True

Sterile packages should be stored no lower than 8-10 inches from the floor

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True

All rigid sterilization containers have tamper evident seals

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True

Cellulose materials cannot be processed within a gas plasma sterilizer

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False

Reusable textile packaging requires less labor than disposable packaging

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True

Aluminum foil is an acceptable packaging material for dry heat sterilization

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False

Because shelf-life is event-related, stock rotation is no longer necessary

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FIFO

A method of stock rotation that ensures that older items are used first

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2 Hours

Minimum amount of time that packaging materials should be held at room temperature and at 35%-70% relative humidity before sterilization

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Sequential

Flat wrapping technique that applies one wrap on top of another to create a package within a package

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FDA

Government agency that regulates sterilization packaging materials

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Spunbond Polyolefin

This type of packaging contains no cellulosic materials and would be used to package small items for low temperature sterilization

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Aluminum Foil

This type of packaging can be used in dry heat sterilization but is not recommended for other types of sterilization

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Plastic

When using paper/plastic pouches, package content information should be written on this side of the pouch

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Paperclips

This is NOT an acceptable method of package closure

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Reusable

Muslin is an example of this type of packaging material

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7.2 pounds

Maximum density recommended per cubic foot of a linen pack

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Class II

The FDA classifies sterilization packaging as a ___

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Muslin

Which of the following is NOT an acceptable sterilization packaging material? Muslin, Barrier Cloth, Canvas, Twills.

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Allow air removal

steam penetration and facilitate drying,Wicking materials are used to:

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Paper to plastic

When arranging plastic-paper pouches in the sterilizer, the pouches should be arranged:

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Less than 75%

The relative humidity of the Central Service department should be:

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Low temperature

Some plastics including formulations of spun-bonded polyolefin are intended for use solely in these sterilization processes:

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Unlock the handles open the instruments

When placing ring-handled instruments in an instrument tray, you should: