While adding items to a sterile field, you
think you may have dragged the corner of a
wrapper across part of the field. What
should your course of action be?
Do nothing. Wrappers are considered
Tell the scrub technician so he or she
can avoid that part of the field
Say nothing and continue with what
you are doing
Dismantle the field and set up a new
When setting up a minor surgery case, you
notice that the instrument pack is outdated,
What should you do?
Unwrap and inspect the pack and if
Resterilize the pack without
Return it to the shelf and let someone
else take care of it
Use the pack; only the outside is not
The surgical hand scrub is performed to
chemically sterilize the hands and
remove all bacteria from the hands and
reduce bacterial to a minimum on the
hands and forearms
remove obvious dirt and grime from
the hands and forearms
Transient and resident bacteria are easily
removed from the skin by the friction
created during the surgical hand scrub.
What is the preferred method of cleaning an
operating room floor between operations?
Sponge and disinfectant
For effective sterilization of
microbiological infectious waste, the
temperature of the sterilizing steam must be
maintained at _____ for at least _____, at
_____ per square inch of gauge pressure.
121° F, 45 minutes, 15 pounds
121° C, 90 minutes, 10 pounds
250° F, 90 minutes, 15 pounds
250° C, 45 minutes, 10 pounds