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The process by which instruments are steam sterilized for immediate use is called: immediate use steam sterilization
Items to be disinfected or sterilized at the point of use must be: properly cleaned per Manufacturer's Instructions for Use
The best way to transport items that have been processed using immediate use seam sterilization at the point of use in a rigid container designed for immedite use steam steriliation
Before an item can be placed in a liquid chemical sterile processing system they must be cleaned
Which of the following statements about immediate use steam sterilization is true? It should be used only when there is not time to process items using the wrapped method
Both the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and The Joint Commission recommend that: the use of immediate use steam sterilization be minimized or decreased
Implantable devices: should not be immediate use steam sterilization sterilized unless there is a tracking system in place to trace the item to a patient
When transporting items that have been immediate use steam sterilized, it is required that: they be transported in such a manner that reduces the potential for contamination
Immediate use steam sterilization documentation should include: all of the above
When loading a steam sterilizer, basins should be: placed on edge
The higher the bioburden on an object: the more difficult it will be to sterilize
Central Service technicians need to understand the anatomy of a steam sterilizer to understand how the sterilizer operates
The weakest part of a steam sterilizer is the door
Three of the main phases of a terminal steam sterilizer cycle are conditioning, exposure and exhaust
The most common reason for steam sterilization failure is lack of steam contact with the instrument
The coolest place in a steam sterilizer is the thermostatic trap
Factors that cause sterilant contact failure with the instrument are: crowded loads, clogged drain strainer
One of the most frequent causes of a clogged drain screen is tape
How frequently should a sterilizer's strainer be removed and cleaned? Daily
When water is seen on the outside of a pack after sterilization the pack is considered safe to use if all other packs in the load are dry False
Created by: ks.walker