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Process by which unwrapped instruments are sterilized for immediate use when an emergency situation arises: (not packaged)
The inventory control method in which the supplier owns the ineventory, stores it at the healthcare facility, and does not charge the healthcare facility for it until it is used or lost
Of the 3 major low low temperture sterilants ______ has the longest instrument turn over time
Inventory Turnover Rate
The number of times per year that inventory is purchased, consumed, and replaced
A step in communication that occurs when a listener sks a question or repeats information is called
Approved absorbant material that allows for air removal, steam penetration, and that facilitates drying
Subtances that reduces the surface tension of a liquid, and allows the liquid to penetrate or spread more eaily accross the surface
The organization that sets recommended practices and standards for care and processing of devices and systems
This unit pumps heated or cooled water through a coiled pad to therpapeutically raise or lower body temperature
Mechanical Monitor Charts/Printouts
Which of the following sterilization quality assurance measurements is designed to provide a written record of sterilizer cycle activity
Hyrdo Peroxide Gas Plasma Sterilizer
Cellulosic material (paper, cotton, linen) cannot be processed in:
Tests which use live bacterial spores to challenge the ifficacy of the sterilization process and provide a direct measure of lethality
The Safe Medical Devices Act
Requires that the healthcare facility report malfunctions of medical devkces that have contributed to patient injury, illness, and or death to the manufacturer
In an ABC Inventory Control System, "A" items represent
the smallest number of items and largest dollar value
The arrangement of plastic-paper pouches in the sterilizer, the pouches should be arranged _____
What can be removed from water when reverse osmosis process is used
Bacteria, Pyrogens, and Endotoxins
In the event of a load recall, information about specific load contents can be obtained from:
The Sterlization Log
To acheive a reasonable level of disinfection, alcohol used as an intermediate-level disinfectant must remain in wet contact with the surface of the object being disinfected for a minimum of ____ minutes
A mode of bacterial transmission that would take place whne and infectious agent was transmitted through a item such as food or water
Agency which may intervene in a mtter of worker protection even if there are no specific regulations covering the situation
A system which involves the transfer of control of the healthcare facility's equipment management to an external entity
This prion is of special concern to Central Service Techs becauase it cannot be destroyed by normal sterilization cycles
What would be the best choice for cleaning walls fixtures and floors in the Decontamination area?
Info on each package that identifies the date of sterilization, the sterilizer, and the sterilizer cycle run is contained in the:
Load Control Number
Two most common temperature used in steam sterilization are:
250 degrees -270 degrees -275 degrees F
The test used to evaluate the efficasy of air removal in a dynamic-air-removal steam sterilizer
The minimum recommendation for the frequency of biological testing in steam sterilizers is
Weekly and in every load that contains an implant
When using FIFO method of storage, each item should be:
Inspected for integrity before placing on or removing from the from the storage shelf
An _______ is a type of equipment used to clean, disinfect, and rinse flexible fiberoptic endoscopes.
Automatic endoscope reprocessor
Which packaging materials is not acceptable for use in steam sterilizatiom
Spunbond-polylefin combination pouches
This liquid oxidizing agent is effective at low temperatures and often used to process endoscopes at point of use
Procedure performed by healthcare facilities to confirm that the sterilization validation undertaken by the equipment manufacturer is applicable to the specific setting
FDA (class II)
Include most types of sterilization equipment and biological and chemical indicators..
FDA (class III)
The are the most stringently regulated devices, include hear valves, pace makers, and other life-sustaining devices
Centers fo Disease control
(federal government agency works to promote the health and quality of life by preventing and controling disease, injury, and disablilty)
Department of Transportation
(federal government agency dedicated to ensuring a fast, safe and efficient transportation)
Environmental Protection Agency
(federal agency responsible for minimizing greenhouse gases and toxic emissions, for regulating the reuse of solid wastes for controling indoor indoor air polution and enforcing pesticide regulations)
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
(Research and develop new or existing recommended practices and standards that address the use, care and processing of devices and systems)
American National Standards Institute
(Mission is to enhance the global competitiveness of US business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and ensuring their integrity)
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