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1

In severe aortic stenosis, all of the following are indications of valve replacement except: Myocardial ischemia, left ventricle hypertrophy, palpitations, angina?

Palpatations

2

Ethylene Oxide sterilization destroys microbes by the process of :

Alkylation

3

Prior to being placed in an EtO sterilizer, items must :

be completely dry

4

What nerve is at greatest risk during a thyroidectomy?

Recurrent Laryngeal

5

Which nerve could be compressed against the humerus in the prone position?

Radial

6

If the broth in the steam sterilization biological indicator is yellow after incubation, what action should be taken?

Items must be immediately recalled

7

Which of the following vessels arises from the right ventricle of the heart : descending aorta, ascending aorta, pulmonary vein, pulmonary artery?

Pulmonary artery

8

Which of the following procedures requires preoperative high-level disinfection of the endoscope : bronchoscopy, laparoscopy, mediastinoscopy, thoracoscopy?

Bronchoscopy

9

If the surgeon uses a knife blade to incise the oral mucosa, the preferred blade is :

#12 blade

10

What is inserted into the tympanic membrane incision during a myringotomy?

PE tube

11

Which organelle contains digestive juices?

Lysosome

12

During a thyroidectomy, if all parathyroid glands are accidentally removed, what complication will occur?

Tetany

13

Which of the following surgical instruments are used to retract the lung : Glover, Kocher, Allison, Davidson?

Allison

14

What would the preoperative diagnosis be for an infant undergoing craniotomy?

Craniosynostosis

15

Where is the anterior chamber of the eye located?

Posterior to the cornea and anterior to the iris

16

What procedure is an incision into the tympanic membrane for the removal of accumulated fluid?

Myringotomy

17

Which of the following is not a requirement when a patient is placed in the prone position : bolsters placed under axilla, arms on armboards parallel to bed, head placed on donut, safety belt is placed below the knees?

Safety belt is placed below the knees

18

Which stapling device would be used to create an anastomosis during a lower anterior resection?

EEA

19

What route of drug administration is parenteral?

Intravenous

20

Which space is entered during a thymectomy?

Mediastinum

21

Femoral rasps are used for which of the following reasons : expose the operative site, file the cortical bone, prepare the intramedullary space for a prosthesis, inject bone cement into the intramedullary space?

Prepare the intramedullary space for a prosthesis

22

What incision is frequently used for pediatric aortic coarctation repair?

Posterolateral thoracotomy

23

The purpose of the kidney elevator is to :

Increase the space between the lower rib and iliac crest

24

What is the proper method of handling disposable suction containers when turning over an OR?

Wipe down outside of container and place in biohazard bag for disposal

25

How often should biological testing of EtO sterilization be conducted?

Every load

26

Which of the following is a liquid chemical sterilant often used for sterilizing endoscopes with a cycle time of 30 minutes : isopropyl alcohol, sodium hypochlorite, peracetic acid, glutaraldyhyde?

Peracetic acid

27

A short-acting narcotic opioid given intramuscularly for preoperative sedation is :

Meperidine

28

How many minutes should a frazier suction tip be immediate-use (flashed) sterilized in a gravity steam sterilizer?

10

29

How often should the steam sterilizing machine's strainer be cleaned?

Daily

30

What is the smallest microorganism that requires a host cell for replication?

Virus