IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 8

CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 8: This is designed to help candidates prepare for the IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management) certification exam. This practice test focuses on the important concepts and principles related to cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of medical instruments and devices as outlined in Chapter 8 of the CRCST study guide.

The practice test consists of multiple-choice questions that cover a wide range of topics, including:

  1. The proper use and maintenance of ultrasonic cleaners and mechanical impingement washers.
  2. The importance of degassing solutions in ultrasonic cleaners.
  3. The handling and placement of various types of medical instruments during the cleaning process.
  4. Factors to consider when using washer-disinfectants, including appropriate loading and positioning of instruments.
  5. The different steps involved in the washing cycle, such as the cool pre-rinse, detergent cycle, rinsing, and pure rinse cycle.
  6. Proper inspection and maintenance of washer racks, spray arms, and washer jets to ensure optimal cleaning efficacy.

CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 8

Chapter 8 - Test
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CRCST Practice Test - Chapter 8

CRCST Practice Test - Chapter 8
Total Items: 45
Time Limit: N/A
Multiple Choice Quiz

What is the purpose of using instrument air in healthcare facilities?

What should be done after filling the ultrasonic cleaner to ensure proper cleaning?

In a three-sink arrangement for manual cleaning, what should be the purpose of the second sink (intermediate rinse)?

What is the main principle on which mechanical impingement washers work?

Why is it important to use distilled, deionized, or reverse osmosis water in the final rinse sink?

Why should instruments from back up stock be cleaned prior to use?

Which of the following is NOT a recommended cleaning agent for medical instruments, unless specified by the manufacturer?

What is the definition of toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS)?

How should hinged instruments be placed in the ultrasonic cleaner?

What is the purpose of pre-cleaning in the decontamination process?

When using a washer disinfectant, what should be done with trays with lids or covers?

What is the primary function of the decontamination area?

Which of the following is NOT a suitable brush type for cleaning surgical instruments?

What is the purpose of brushing instruments under the surface of the water during manual cleaning?

What is the main function of manual cleaning chemicals?

Which process involves the removal of impurities in water by forcing it through a semipermeable membrane?

What is the primary reason for using detergents during the instrument cleaning process?

What type of water is produced through the ion exchange process, which removes all minerals?

Why is it important to use a descaling product when scale is detected in cleaning equipment?

What should be done with instruments that cannot be immersed in water, such as power equipment and cameras?

What is the optimal temperature for using enzyme-based products during the decontamination process?

Which of the following materials should NOT be placed in an ultrasonic cleaner?

What should the temperature range be in the decontamination area?

What is the importance of selecting the proper chemical for each job in the decontamination area?

In a three-sink arrangement for manual cleaning, what is the purpose of the intermediate rinse sink?

Which of the following factors must be considered when planning a decontamination area?

Why is thorough cleaning and adherence to IFUs important in the decontamination process?

Which type of detergent is most commonly used in the U.S. for cleaning surgical instruments?

What is the importance of a successful cleaning process in the sterilization process?

What is the primary advantage of alkaline detergents in the decontamination process?

What term refers to the presence of a low number of microorganisms on a surface after proper cleaning and rinsing?

What are some factors that should be considered when planning the decontamination area?

What type of detergent is primarily used to remove mineral deposits such as hard water, urine minerals, and scale?

In the context of ultrasonic cleaners, what does "cavitation" refer to?

Which of the following is NOT a type of cleaning method mentioned in the text?

What is the primary purpose of an ultrasonic cleaner?

Which of the following is a method commonly used to check instruments for cleanliness?

Which of the following mechanical cleaning devices uses cavitation to remove soil from difficult-to-reach areas of instruments?

What is the purpose of decontamination?

Which of the following is NOT a recommendation to reduce the risk of TASS in the decontamination area?

What should be done with new or repaired instruments received in the central sterile department?

What is the importance of using distilled, deionized, or reverse osmosis water for the final rinse in the cleaning process?

In which situation is manual cleaning recommended?

What is the main purpose of the cool pre-rinse step in a mechanical impingement washer?

What is the primary purpose of enzymatic cleaners in the decontamination process?

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