IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test –Chapter 16 Sterile Storage and Transport

IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test –Chapter 16 Sterile Storage and Transport (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) Practice Test. Chapter 16.  The primary objective of Chapter 16 on sterile storage and transport is to review primary sterile storage considerations.

Chapter 16 of the CRCST Practice Test delves deep into the intricacies of maintaining the sterility of products and the appropriate handling methods to ensure patient safety. The content emphasizes the pivotal role of the Central Service Technician in preventing infections and ensuring the optimal functioning of medical instruments.

IAHCSMM CRCST Practice Test – Chapter 16

Practice Test - Ch 16
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CRCST Practice Test - Chapter 16

CRCST Practice Test
Chapter 16

Total Items: 37
Time Limit: N/A
Sample Multiple Choice Quiz

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Where should pasteurized items from outside vendors be stored in a healthcare facility?

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What is the primary reason to remove shipping containers in a controlled breakout area?

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Why should outside shipping cartons never be allowed in the sterile storage area?

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What concept implies that sterile products remain sterile until an event occurs to make them unsterile?

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Which of the following is NOT considered an event that might compromise a package's sterility?

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How far below the sprinkler heads should items be stored to allow for proper air circulation during a fire situation?

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What could potentially rupture closures and seams in a sterile package if the air inside is forced out?

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What should be checked on an item sterilized in-house before placing it on the shelf?

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How should sterile items be positioned on the shelf to prevent damage?

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What is the principle behind the FIFO system in stock rotation?

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Sterile items in satellite storage areas outside of the CS department should:

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What is crucial for maintaining product sterility in the sterile storage area?

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What factor may influence the frequency of cleaning needed in the sterile storage area?

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Which of the following is NOT one of the steps in the self-cleaning process for sterile storage?

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Why is it recommended that CS technicians maintain short fingernails?

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What is the main reason that jewelry is discouraged in the sterile storage area?

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Which of the following guidelines is NOT mentioned for personnel working in the sterile storage area?

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How should items be positioned on a transport cart to ensure their safety?

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In the context of transporting sterile items between facilities, which of the following statements is true?

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What is the number one priority emphasized in the transportation guidelines for sterile items?

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How should sterile items that have been dropped onto the floor be treated?

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When removing a package from the shelf, what should NOT be done to maintain the integrity of the package?

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What is the primary reason to use shelf liners in storage areas?

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Which of the following is NOT a criteria for checking sterile packages when they are removed from storage?

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How should sterile items being transported off-site to another facility be carried?

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What is the main function of barrier packaging?

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Where should the sterile storage areas ideally be located?

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Which of the following conditions is critical for maintaining sterility in the storage area?

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Which unit is used to measure the recommended lighting in the sterile storage area?

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What is a primary concern with trays that do not properly fit on the shelf in sterile storage areas?

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Which of the following materials is not recommended for product shelving due to its porous nature and inability to be properly cleaned?

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Which type of shelving protects sterile packaging from dust, traffic air flow, and other environmental challenges?

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The bottom shelf of each unit in a storage system must be:

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Why should items removed from the sterilizer be moved into a designated cooling area?

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Warm packages should not be touched because:

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Why should wrap trays not be stacked on top of each other?

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Why should care be taken when stacking rigid container systems?

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Key Topics Covered:

  1. Handling of Sterile Products: Understand the correct techniques for moving and handling sterile products to prevent contamination, including lifting methods and the dangers of dragging or pushing packages against surfaces.
  2. Storage Protocols: Learn about the necessary precautions to be taken during storage, such as using shelf liners, inspecting packages for expiration dates, tears, abrasions, and evidence of moisture.
  3. Transport Procedures: Gain insights into the best practices for transporting sterile items within and off-site the facility. This includes using specially designed vehicles, controlling temperature and humidity, and separating clean items from dirty ones.
  4. Recognition of Sterility Compromise: Technicians must recognize signs of sterility compromise, and this section provides the knowledge needed to differentiate between sterile and compromised products.
  5. Sterile Product Contamination: Understand the sources of contamination, the risks posed by dropped items, the importance of checking the external Chemical Indicator (CI), and the repercussions of not maintaining sterility.