IAHCSMM Chapter 15

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During and at the end of each cycle

Sterilizer recording charts and/or printouts should be checked:

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The sterilization log

In the event of a load recall, information about specific load contents can be obtained from:

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A negative test

If a sterilizer has successfully killed all the bacterial spores in a biological test:

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250 and 270F

The two most common temperatures used in steam sterilization are

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Biological Tests

Tests which use live bacterial spores to challenge the efficacy of the sterilization process and provide a direct measure of lethality are called:

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Increase the steam pressure

In order to elevate the temperature in a steam sterilizer, you must:

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Dynamic air removal steam sterilizer

Bowie Dick Tests should be run in:

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Prove that an item is sterile

Chemical indicators:

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2 Hours

What would be the recommended exposure time for a Dry Heat sterilization load that was run at an exposure temperature of 320F (160C)?

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Mechanical Recording Charts

Which of the following sterilization quality assurance measurements is designed to provide a written record of sterilizer cycle activity?

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Geobacillus Stearo

The spore used in the testing of steam sterilization is

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Dry Steam

The term "superheated steam" means:

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A D Value

The amount of time that it to kill 90% of the microorganisms present on an object is called:

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Dry Heat Sterilization

Impregnated gauze strips may be sterilized using

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Mechanical Convection Sterilizer

The most efficient type of dry heat sterilizer is

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Daily

How frequently should a sterilizer's strainer be removed and cleaned?

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Placed on edge

When loading a steam sterilizer, items with solid bottoms should be:

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Should not be placed inside of wrapped sets or containers

Paper/plastic sterilization pouches

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The more difficult it will be to sterilize

The higher the bioburden on an object

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A decontamination process

Instrument washer sterilizers provide

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Verification

Procedure used by healthcare facilities to confirm that sterilization recommendations from the manufacturer can be successfully undertaken in the hospital setting is called ____

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Bowie Dick

Test used to evaluate the efficacy of a steam sterilizer's air removal system is called a _ _ test

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Julian Date

A dating system that records the date as the number of days that have elapsed since January 1st is called the ___

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Thermostatic Trap

____ ____ is the portion of steam sterilizer that measures steam temperature and automatically controls the flow of air and condensate from the sterilizer chamber

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Rubber bands

Central Service Technicians should never use _____ to hold instruments together for sterilization

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Convection

Steam sterilization heats items within the load using a heat transfer process called ___

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Gravity

steam sterilization can be used to sterilize liquids

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7 Pounds

The weight of wrapped basin sets should not exceed ___

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Bacillus Atrophaeus

The bacterial spore used for testing dry heat sterilization is ___

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Conduction

Dry heat sterilization heats items within the load using a heat transfer process called __