IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 14

IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 14 (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) Practice Test. Chapter 14 of the CRCST Practice Test provides an in-depth understanding of various sterilization processes used in healthcare facilities.

It particularly focuses on Steam Flush Pressure Pulse Sterilizers (SFPP) and Immediate-Use Steam Sterilizers. The SFPP Sterilizers operate through a repeated sequence of steam flushes and pressure pulses to remove air from the sterilizing chamber, which allows for the sterilization of materials without the need for a vacuum.

The chapter also delves into the use of Immediate-Use Steam Sterilizers, often located in operating rooms or surgical suites, labor and delivery units, and special procedure areas. These are primarily used for emergency sterilization of instruments when time does not allow for terminal sterilization.

IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 14

Chapter 14

CRCST Practice Test Chapter 14

CRCST Practice Test
Chapter 14

Total Items: 25
Time Limit: N/A
Multiple Choice Quiz

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How should solid containers be positioned in a sterilizer?

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What is the primary role of a perforated or mesh bottom trays or baskets in sterilization?

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How should devices be prepared before sterilization to ensure steam will come in contact with all surfaces?

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Which of the following will interfere with the effectiveness of sterilization if the steam is not saturated (less than 97 to 100 percent relative humidity)?

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What should the relative humidity (RH) of saturated steam ideally be for effective steam sterilization?

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What is the effect of inadequate sterilization exposure times?

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What is the effect of having packages wrapped too tightly during steam sterilization?

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What is the most common reason for sterilization failure?

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The sterilization of an item that is expected to be dry upon completion of the sterilization process is referred to as:

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At the end of the exposure phase of a sterilization cycle, what happens to the steam in the chamber?

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At the beginning of a sterilization cycle, what happens as steam enters the sterilizer's chamber?

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What are the three (or possibly four) phases of a saturated steam sterilization cycle?

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Which sterilization process should be used when there isn't enough time for terminal sterilization?

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Where are Immediate-Use Steam Sterilizers typically located?

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Which of the following sterilizers use a repeated sequence of steam flush and pressure pulse to remove air from a sterilizing chamber?

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What happens if any steam sterilizer parameter is not met?

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The information from a steam sterilizer can be provided in which of the following formats?

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What does a printout from a steam sterilizer cycle usually contain?

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What is the function of a thermostatic trap in a sterilizer?

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Which sterilizer component helps prevent condensation from forming on the jackets outer and inner walls?

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Which of the following is NOT an advantage of steam sterilization?

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The sterilization process becomes more difficult when there are more _______________ on a medical device.

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The _______________ is the weakest part of the steam sterilizer.

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The sterilizer door can only be unlocked when the ________________ is exhausted.

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What should be cleaned at least daily and more often as needed in a sterilizer?

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Furthermore, this chapter explains the different stages of the saturated steam sterilization cycle, which typically include conditioning, exposure, exhaust, and possibly drying. In the conditioning phase, air is displaced as steam enters the sterilizer, leading to an increase in pressure and temperature. During exposure, the sterilizer’s control system begins timing the exposure phase once the desired temperature is reached.

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