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Exercises for Part 2

1. A person says that medical and surgical aseptic techniques refer to the same procedures used in two separate locations. Is this correct?

a. Yes.
b. No.

2. Which one of the following is true of surgical aseptic technique rather than medical aseptic technique?

a. A patient with a communicable respiratory disease is put in a ward containing other patients having the same disease.
b. Surgery is performed in a special room that is located away from nonsurgical patients.
c. Hands and arms are dried with a clean paper towel after the handwash is performed.
d. The inside of the worker's gown is clean while the outside is considered to be contaminated.

3. The procedures employed to reduce or eliminate disease-causing organisms or their action or to minimize the area where disease-causing organisms exist in order to protect against infection are called:

a. Aseptic techniques.
b. Isolation procedures.
c. Sanitary techniques.
d. Zone procedures.

4. A process that kills bacteria spores is:

a. Boiling.
b. Disinfection.
c. Isolation.
d. Sterilization.

5. An agent that removes disease-causing organisms by loosening and removing the dirt and grime to which the organisms are attached is called a/an:

a. Antiseptic agent.
b. Chemical disinfectant.
c. Cleansing agent.
d. Sterilizing agent.

6. Which one of the following is a proper procedure for maintaining medical asepsis?

a. Perform terminal cleaning procedures in each patient's area at the end of each day.
b. Clean bedpans and urinals once each day.
c. Seal contaminated trash in a bag before removing the trash from the patient care area.
d. Clean disposable equipment after it is used by one patient before using it again for another patient.

Answers  to Exercises for Part 2

1. b
2. b
3. a
4. d
5. c
6. c


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015