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ST certification exm
ST certification practice exam 4
|What is used to retract the spermatic cord during an inguinal herniorraphy? Skin hook B. Penrose drain C. Vessels loops D. Umbilical tapes
|Why is an indwelling Foley catheter placed prior to a hysterectomy. A. Record fluid intake B. avoid injury to bladder C. Distend bladder D. Demonstrate ureteral patency
|avoid injury to bladder
|Which of the following scissors is the best choice for the extending an arterial incision? A. Metz B. Jorgensen C. Iris D. Potts-smith
|Which of the following is used to stain the cervix for a Schiller's test? A. Lugol's solution B. Indigo carmine C. Methylene blue D. Acetic acid
|Which of the following arises from the left ventricle of the heart? A. Ascending aorta B. Pulmonary vein C. Descending aorta D. Pulmonary artery
|What is the method is used to confirm that items have been exposed to the sterilization process, but sterility is not guaranteed? Mechanical B. Biological C. Chemical. Bowie-dick
|Why would the hair of a pt. undergoing craniotomy be bagged, labeled and saved? A. To donate to cancer patients B. In case of need for future genetic testing C. it is patient property D. Prevent post-op surgical site infection
|it is patient property
|When preparing a doubl basin for sterization, the : A. Basins should be serparter by a porous, absorbent towel B. Sponges should be placed in the top basin C. Wrapped package should bre laided flat on the shelf of the sterilizing cart D. Bottom bas
|. Basins should be separated by a porous, absorbent towel
|Which structure, during a total hip arthoplasty, requires intramedullary reaming prior to placement of a prosthesis? A. femoral canal B.. Tibial plateau C. Acetabular fossa D. Grater trochanter
|Which if the following is the least restrictive form of credentialing
|What drug classification is Demoral?
|What should be transported to the PACU with the patient who underwent a thyroidectomy?
|What is the chemical abbreviation for the sodium chloride
|Which organelle is responsible for packaging proteins?
|What types of treatment does a patient authorize when signing a general consent form?
|All routine treatment or procedures
|Which medication can be used as a topical jelly during cystoscopy procedures?
|Which of the following is a primary postoperative complication of a carotid Endarterectomy?
|When is it acceptable to open surgical dressing sponges?
|After final count
|What is the correct procedure to follow when a sterlized rigid instrument container is opened and condensation is observed?
|Don't use; return to Sterile processing department
|Which method of sterilization requires an aeration cycle?
|Elevated IOP in a glaucoma patient is a result of excess:
|Where should the grounding pad be placed on a patient undergoing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy who has a right hip prosthesis
|left anterior thigh
|The Trendelenburg position is often used in a surgery on the:
|lower abdomen and pelvis
|The large artery that arises from the left side of the aortic arch and descends into the arm is the :
|Lesions in Which part of the brain may affect balance and coordination?
|Which of the following utilizes the process of cavitation?
|Which of the following is a name fo a dorsally angulated fracture of the distal radius?
|Which ligament is transected during surgery for the DE Quervain's disease
|In order to minimize mucosal irritation during urinary catheterization, the tip of the catheter is dipped in which of the following
|How often is a medication prescribed as QID to be taken per day?
|What type of external dressing would be used to elevate dead space?
|in the prone position, patients are placed on the chest rolls to prevent :
|Which of the following positions would be used for an LAVH?
|A left subcostal incision would be used to expose the:
|Intraoperatively, Lidocaine with epinephrine may be contraindicated in patient who were
|What approach is used for the removal of a a acoustic neuroma that is located in the internal auditory canal
|Which of the following must be obtained from a patient undergoing surgical procedures, fertility treatments, chemotherapy or experimental treatment?
|Special written consent
|What drug is used to treat hypotension and shock
|The agent used to expand blood plasma volume is:
|What does the term chole/ refer to
|When preparing instruments for sterilization, all the following are completed with the exception of:
|Lining the tray with a nonwoven disposable wrapper
|Which of the following is an initial incision for abdominalplasty
|When performing a rhinoplasty, the exostosis in the nose is removes with a
|Which type of sterilization requires the use of the Bowie-Dick test?
|What is the first federal act to establish patient privacy standards?
|Health insurance portability and accountability act
|What should the surgical technologist wear when transporting a patient with tuberculosis from PACU to the isolation patient room?
|How is the informed consent signed if the patient is illiterate?
|Patient marks with an "X"
|Which of the following agents should not be used to disinfect endoscopes?
|Which of the following is used to expose the meatus during urethral catheterization?
|Which of the following is the second phase of wound healing?
|What muscle is commonly used for a TRAM reconstruction is a mammoplasty?
|The patient is never positioned until the:
|Anesthesia provider gives permission
|What term refers to the cell "drinking"
|What does hypertension mean?
|High blood pressure
|Which type of fire extinguisher should be available when using a laser
|What is the major side effect of thrombolytics?
|If a sterile gloves becomes contaminated during a procedure, what bastion should the surgical technologist take?
|Circulator pulls off gloves; ST is regloved by another sterile team member
|What type of suture technique is used to invert the stump of the appendix during an appendectomy?
|Which of the following is the proper procedure for removing a laparotomy drape?
|ST holds dressing in place, rolls drape from head to toe
|Gerota's fascia is located?
|Around the kidney
|What activity can aggravate the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia?
|What is the purpose of maintaining 20% to 60 % relative humility in the OR
|Decrease Static electricity
|What surgical instrument is used to thread the drilled hole for the screw during an ORIF?
|Which of the following pathology would be treated by transphenoidal hypophysectomy procedure
|The muscles that causes strabismus are the :
|What is the minimum required number of people to transfer from the OR tabor to the stretcher
|When used as a skin prop, which of the following should be allowed to toughly dry if electro cautery will be used?
|Alcohol and tinctures
|Health-acquired infections are most commonly associated with which of the following?
|Use of urinary catheters
|What is the technical term for robotic arms?
|In which of the following procedures would the surgeon check for anastomotic leaks by injecting air into the rectum, looking for the bubbles in the flied-filled peritoneal cavity
|Low anterior resection
|What are varicosities of the rectum and anus?
|Vitamins A, D, E and K
|The preoperative exsanguination of an extremity prior to inflating a tourniquet is accomplished with
|Which of the following vessels is harvested for use during a CABG.
|Internal mammary artery
|Which retractors would be used to retract the muscles during hip pinning?
|The surgical re-anastomosis of the vas deferens is called a
|Which type of laser is used to remove polymethyl from a cemented joint implant during a revision arthroplasty.
|Sound waves travel though the external auditory canal and strike the