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The isntrument classification used to determine the method of sterilization and disnfection are?
critical, semicritical, noncritical
What type of PPE is necessary when one is processing instruments?
The basic rule of workflow pattern in an instrument-processing area is?
If instruments cannot be processed immediately, what should be done with them?
the y should be placed in a holding solution
Which are the methods of precleaning instruments?
- -hand scrubbing
- -ultrasonic cleaning
- -thermal washer
Which method of precleaning instruments is LEAST desirable?
The ultrasonic cleaner works by?
Kitchen dishwashers cannot be used to preclean instrumenst because they are
not FDA approved
Rusting of instruments can be pevented by
use of proper wrapping
Instruments should be packaged for sterilization to?
Which is a reason why pins, staples, and paper clips are not used on instrument packaging?
they will cause holes in the packaging
Which is a form of sterilization monitoring?
Where do you place a process indicator?
outside the package
Another term for spore testing is?
Do multi-parameter indicators ensure that the item is sterile?
What is the best way to determine whether sterilization has occurred?
Use biologic monitoring
What causes sterilization failures?
- -improper contact of sterilization
- -improper temperature
- -overloading of sterilizer
what are commonly used forms of heat sterilization?
- -chemical vapor
- -dry heat
What is a primary disadvantage of "flash" sterilization?
inability to wrap items
What is a major advantage of chemical vapor sterilization?
sterilizing time is faster
An example of dry heat sterilization is?
How do you rinse instruments that have been processed in a liquid chemical sterilant?
with sterile water
How do you prepare a high-speed handpiece for sterlization?
Flush water through it
What type of heat sterilization is appropiate for high-speed handpieces?
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