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All of the following are factors affecting the choice of sutures purchased or used EXCEPT
PATIENT'S GENDER; cost of suture, surgeon's choice, presence of infection
For a surgical technologist, professional conduct, including incorrect or negligent treatment, that results in harm to another is known as
During neurosurgery, once the dura has been exposed the appropriate sponge to hand to the surgeon is a
If the suction tubing extends over the sterile back table, the STSR should
consider it contaminated and have the RN remove
When setting up a laparoscopic procedure you will require the following equipment
trocars and scopes
While performing a coronary artery bypass graft, which vessel would not be suitable to harvest?
Prior to surgical intervention the patient will be positioned in accordance to the surgeon's preference after the
anesthesiologist has granted permission
When performing a carotid endarterectomy a bypass graft patch is applied from the
common carotid artery to the internal carotid artery
In a premenopausal patient who wishes to have more childres, removal of fibroids would be accomplished by performing a
While scrubbing if you think you contaminated your elbow, you should
stop scrubbing and start over again
When opening sterile supplies, you must
ALL OF THE ABOVE; open envelope packages in sequence, maintain a 12inch distance away from the sterile field, check all packages for integrity
Honesty, moral integrity, and responsibility to ensure consistent steril technique and quality of patient care is referred to as
The goal(s) for the CST during the surgical procedure is (are) to
ALL OF THE ABOVE; have instruments ready to hand to the surgeon, maintain sterility, anticipate the surgeon's needs
Stapling devices employed during endoscopic surgery are used for
resecting and reapproximating tissue
The ligament that is used as an anatomical landmark to identify the end of the duodenum is
ligament of Treitz
Preoperative anesthesia assessment is performed to ensure of all of the following EXCEPT
intubate the patient
In peripheral vascular surgery, implantation of a composite graft using synthetic and autogenous vein may result in
both a and c
All of the following facts regarding informed consent are true EXCEPT
it can be signed after preoperative medications are administered
Which member of the surgical team must document the medications that are used at the surgical field?
If a patient's heart rate drops below 40-50 beats per minute, which medication could be administered to correct the problem?
When the anesthesiologist administers medication into the subarachnoid space, this method of anesthesia is termed
Who is responsible for ensuring that all instrumenttion and equipment are cleaned properly prior to being processed for sterilization?
When a CST assists the circulating RN, which of the following tasks are NOT prohibited?
positioning the patient
A scale that predicts recovery and disability in all types of trauma and brain injury is
Glasgow Coma Scale
When a patient is in the lithotomy position, the team must ensure that no pressure is applied to the _____ nerve
Vascular access procedures to cannulate arteries and veins are performed for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
to drain an abscess
Papaverine is routinely administered during peripheral vascular surgical procedures because it
is a peripheral vasodilator
Repair of a splenic laceration or a partial splenectomy can utilize all of the following EXCEPT
opening the splenic capsule
Which of the following Gramnegative bacteria is a common cause of urinary tract infections?
What is the name of the procedure that creates a tracheal stoma that is usually permanent?
The machine that infuses the CO2 gas into the abdominal cavity for laparoscopic proedures is called an
During which phase of general anesthesia does administration of reversal agents of anesthetics and neuromuscular blocks begin?
Methods used to prevent contamination of a sterile field by the surgical team are known as
Mishandling of a specimen at the surgical field could be considered negligence resulting in
ALL OF THE ABOVE; an additional surgical procedure, inaccurate diagnosis, incorrect specimen analysis
To reduce sharps injuries, all of the following are correct sharps saftey techniques EXCEPT
recap all hypodermic needles
Common functions of the CST in the delivery room include all of the following EXCEPT
perform the episiotomy
The study of the nature and cause of disease, which involves changes in structure and function, is knows as
While repairing a retinal detachment one of the goals is to produce an _____ adjacent to the defect
The term used to describe the event in which the largest diameter of the fetal head is encircled by the vulvar ring is
One of the cells of the peripheral nervous system that forms the myelin sheath is known as a
What organ is freed from the uterus and retracted inferiorly prior to the uterine incision for a Cesarean Section procedure?
The type of laryngoscope used for removing a foreign body on a pediatric patient is a
The three basic categories of incisions used in gynecologic surgery are vertical, oblique and
If the monitor fails during a laparoscopic procedure, the first course of action should be to
check if the plug is in the wall socket
In a TAH-BSO procedure, all of the following self-retaining retractors are commonly used EXCEPT
During a cholecystectomy these two structures are typically divided and ligated
cystic artery and cystic duct
A transfusion reaction in which antibodies attach the antigens on red blood cells of a different type, causing cells to clump together, is known as
The procedure performed to assist in the drainage of tears and secreitons from the lacrimal sac into the nose is called
The long needle with a sharp, beveled stylet within the metal cannula employed to introduce anesthetic agents into the epidural or subdural space is called a
Which of the following statements concerning sterile technique is not true?
Although saline cannot be recapped you can recap sterile water
The procedure for obtaining material from the posterior vaginal cul-de-sac by incision through the vaginal wall is called
A frontal section of the kidney would show an outer area called the cortex and an inner area called the
When performing a peripheral vascular procedure, these instruments need to be
Debakey, potts, bulldogs, vessel loops
A condition in which the foreskin of the penis fits too tightly over the head and cannot be retracted is known as
The doughnut-shaped gland that surrounds the superior portion of the male urethra just below the bladder is the
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