IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 11 Complex Surgical Instruments

IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 11 Complex Surgical Instruments. The chapter’s learning objectives encompass knowledge and understanding of processing powered surgical instruments, concerns, and procedures for handling endoscopic instruments, infection prevention concerns related to endoscopes and loaner instrumentation, and basic protocols for each step in the loaner instrumentation process.

This chapter introduces the evolution of surgical instruments, from simple devices to the complex ones in use today. It highlights explicitly powered surgical instruments and endoscopes requiring special handling and care. The chapter emphasizes the need for meticulous cleaning, detailed inspection, and correct packaging and sterilization of these instruments.

It also discusses powered surgical instruments, which have transformed surgery procedures, making them safer and faster. Their design complexity ranges from drills on tiny ear bones to drills and saws on large leg bones.

Three primary power sources for these instruments are discussed: electricity, compressed gas (pneumatic), and batteries. The chapter provides guidelines for proper handling, cleaning, and maintenance for each power source.

The chapter highlights that these complex instruments represent a significant financial investment for hospitals, hence the need for careful handling. Lastly, it discusses CS technicians’ challenges in keeping up with new and evolving instruments and their specific processing requirements.

IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 11


IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 11

CRCST Practice Test
Chapter 11 Identify basic protocols

Total Items: 22
Time Limit: N/A
Multiple Choice Quiz

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Which of the following statements is true about powered surgical instruments?

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The requirements for processing complex instruments always include:

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What is the main difference between operative and non-operative endoscopes?

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What technology is used to transmit light for an endoscope surgery?

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Which of the following best describes the term "endoscopy"?

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Which of the following is not a common reason for powered equipment repairs?

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Why are decontamination batteries used with battery-powered surgical equipment?

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Which type of surgical procedures have been enabled by the advancements in operative endoscope technology?

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What can surgeons do with operative endoscopes that they cannot do with non-operative endoscopes?

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Which types of endoscopes can be further classified according to how the image is captured?

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How does an endoscope transmit light and images?

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What is the meaning of endoscopy?

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What is the purpose of a decontamination battery?

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How should battery-powered instruments be cared for?

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What are examples of battery-powered surgical instruments?

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What is the proper coil size for sterilization of hoses?

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What is a common reason for the failure of air hoses?

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How are decontamination hoses made?

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Why should extreme care be taken while testing pneumatic powered instruments?

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When is electrical power used for surgical instruments?

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What power sources are used for powered surgical instruments?

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What is one of the greatest challenges that CS technicians face?

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