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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


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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