Central Service Technical Manual: IAHCSMM Chapter 9 Flashcards
What is the preferred pH for detergents used for most cleaning processes?
Blood soaked sponges
Which of the following is an example of regulated medical waste?
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:
Specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against a hazard is called:
The Instrument Manufacturer
Written cleaning instructions for surgical instruments should be provided by:
Are fever producing substances
Decreases the likelihood of mineral scale deposits
The desired solution for cleaning instruments is:
These are used to breakdown fatty tissue on instruments:
Instrument lubrication is preformed:
Below 43C 110F
To prevent coagulation of proteins, water temperature should be:
Detergents used in mechanical cleaners should be:
Using a to and from motion with the grain
Aluminum items should be cleaned:
Cannot be immersed
Powered surgical instruments:
Instruments with lumens should be soaked vertically
The mechanical process by which an ultrasonic cleaner works is called cavitation.
To prevent aerosols, items should be brushed below the surface of the water.
Automatic washers clean using a spray-force action called impingement.
Instruments received from Surgery and tagged for repair do not need to be cleaned until they come back from repair.
Powered surgical instruments should be cleaned using a mechanical cleaning process.
There are currently no methods available to verify cleaning process outcomes.
Infectious medical waste is regulated by the EPA.
Horizontal work surfaces in the decontamination area should be cleaned and disinfected once per day.
PPE should be changed immediately if it becomes soaked with blood or other infectious material.