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1

What is the weakest part of a suture?

The knot

2

When are sutures generally removed?

10-14 DAYS

3

The ____ the suture, the ___ tensile strength it has.
A). Smaller; less
B). Larger; less
C). Smaller; more
D). Larger; more

A). Smaller; less

4

What is catgut made of?
A). Sheep intestine
B). Cat intestine
C). Pig skin
D). None of the above

A). Sheep intestine

5

What is the common name for Polyglycolic acid suture?
A). Vicryl
B). Maxon
C). PDS
D). Dexon

D). Dexon Absorbable

6

What is the common name for Polydioxanone suture?
A). Vicryl
B). Maxon
C). PDS
D). Dexon

C). PDS Absorbable

7

What is the common name for Polyglactin 910?
A). Vicryl
B). Maxon
C). PDS
D). Dexon

A). Vicryl
Absorbable

8

What is common name for Poliglecaprone 25?
A) Maxon
B). Monocryl
C). PDS
D).. Dexon

B). Monocryl
Absorbable

9

What is an example of Non-Absorbable sutures?
A). Polyester
B). Polyamide
C). Silk
D). Polypropylene
E). All of the above

E). All of the above

10

Monofilament has ____ drag through tissues than braided
A). Less
B). More

A). Less drag

11

What is the difference between monofilament and braided suture?

Monofilament has less drag through tissues
Braided suture has a wick effect

12

Tissue adhesives is used in:
A) dewclaw removal
B). Spays
C). Neuters
D). None of the above

A). Dewclaws

13

Which suture pattern has each sutured tied individually?
A). Simple contiunous
B) Interrupted
C). Inverting

B). Interrupted

14

What is the definition of Aspepsis?
A). Absense of septic Matter
B). Killing of all forms of microbial life
C). Destruction of non-sporing pathogenic organisms
D) None of the above

Absense of septic matter

15

What is an example of an Iodophor?
A). Betadine
B). Chlorhexadine
C). Nolvasan
D). Alcohol

A). Betadine

16

What is the most common type of most heat sterilization?
A). Boiling water
B) Autoclave

B) Autoclave

17

What is the minimum time/temperature standard for an autoclave?
A). 30 min at 121 degrees Celsius
B). 3 min at 131 degrees Celsius
C). 13 min at 121 degrees Celsius
D). None of the above

C). 13 min at 121 degrees Celsius

18

What do you write on the autoclave tape?

Date, expiration date, contents, initials

19

How long can a double wrap paper in an open cabinet be stored for?
A). 2 days
B). 3 weeks
C). 9 months
D). 1 year

C). 9 months