Exercises for Part 3
1. Sterile technique is to be used in any procedure involving:
- a. An open wound.
- b. Entering a sterile body cavity.
- c. Cutting or puncturing the skin.
- d. Choices a and c.
- e. Choices a, b, and c.
2. Which one of the following is not one of the basic steps in sterile technique?
- a. Set up equipment in a sterile room.
- b. Wash your hands thoroughly before beginning a sterile procedure.
- c. Keep sterile objects sterile while preparing for a sterile procedure.
3. The sterile field should be established on a field that is:
- a. Clean.
- b. Dry.
- c. Flat.
- d. Free from drafts.
- e. Choices a, b, and c above.
- f. Choices a, b, c, and d above.
4. The preferred method for creating a sterile field involves:
- a. Wiping a clean table with sterile povidone-iodine solution.
- b. Wiping a clean table with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.
- c. Opening a double-wrapped sterile package on a table.
- d. Covering a table with sterile drapes.
5. You have created a sterile field using the inside wrapper of a double-wrapped sterile package. What are the boundaries of the area that is considered to be sterile?
- a. The edge of the sterile wrapper.
- b. One inch beyond the edges of the sterile inside wrapper.
- c. One inch inside the edges of the sterile inside wrapper.
6. Which one of the following is not a rule for opening a sterile liquid when a sterile field is in use?
- a. Do not touch the inside of the cap.
- b. Place the cap upside down on the sterile field.
- c. Do not touch the rim of the bottle.
- d. Listen for a vacuum sound when opening the bottle.
7. You are assisting a person who is sterile to withdraw sterile medication into a sterile needle and syringe. Your job will be to hold the:
- a. Bottle of medication.
- b. Needle and syringe.
- c. Patient's skin taut.
Answers to Exercises for Part 3
- 1. e
- 2. a
- 3. f
- 4. c
- 5. c
- 6. b
- 7. a