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Surgical Technology Questions and Answer Bit 26

Insufflators are used to push _____ into the areas where insufflation is needed. a. Nitrous oxide
b. Carbon dioxide
c. Air
d. Argon

Show Answer Answer: B


An ostomy bag is applied over a stoma to contain excretions. a. True
b. False

Show Answer Answer: A


Active drains use negative pressure to remove fluids. a. True
b. False

Show Answer Answer: A


What type of finish is used on most instruments? a. Dull
b. Polished
c. Black chromium
d. Scratched

Show Answer Answer: B


Most modern surgical instruments are made of: a. Bronze
b. Stainless steel
c. Wood
d. Aluminum

Show Answer Answer: B


A speculum is a _____ instrument. a. Clamping
b. Grasping
c. Viewing
d. Dissecting

Show Answer Answer: C


A hemostat is a _____ instrument. a. Clamping
b. Holding
c. Grasping
d. Dissecting

Show Answer Answer: A


Power tools are powered by: a. Nitrogen
b. All of these choices are correct.
c. Electricity
d. Batteries

Show Answer Answer: B


DeBakey is a name used for several types of instruments. a. False
b. True

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Surgical Technology Questions and Answer Bit 27

Dave the CST setting up for a hernia procedure notices a 3-0 vicryl ligature reel on the back table. He informs the circulator to? a. Check if it is the right size
b. Ask why and who opened it
c. Add it to the count
d. Verify preference card

Show Answer Answer: C


While performing the excision of a sacral decubitis, the surgeon tells john the CST, "I want this wound to heal by granulation ". John knows this would be healing by? a. 2nd intention
b. 1st intention
c. 3rd intention

Show Answer Answer: D

2nd intention

Juan the CST on call has just completed a gastrostomy feeding tube insertion. During the procedure the stomach was entered without any spillage of contents, the wound classification assigned would be? a. Class 1
b. class 3
c. class 2
d. Class 4

Show Answer Answer: C


The surgeon asks for bolsters for the secondary suture line for closure of the laparotomy. The CST knows that this procedure will require closure with? a. Continuous sutures
b. Interrupted sutures
c. Retent…

Surgical Technology Questions and Answer Bit 28

Silk is a multifilament _____ suture. Answer: nonabsorbable

Phase 1 of wound healing by first intention is called the inflammatory response phase or the _____ phase. Answer: lag

The partial or total separation of a layer or layers of tissue after closure is called _____. Answer: Dehiscence

Another name for a cut or tear is _____. Answer: laceration

Doctors tend to place a few interrupted sutures within the _____ layer to prevent dead space, especially in patients who are obese. Answer: subcutaneous

A(n) _____ wound exists when a minor break in sterile technique occurred. Answer: clean contaminated

When the peritoneum is closed, a(n) _____ suture is used. Answer: absorbable

_____ is the protrusion of the viscera through the edges of a totally separated wound. Answer: evisceration

Another name for a penetrating wound is _____. Answer: puncture

Smoking causes _____, diminishes oxygenation, and causes coughing that can put stress on wound healing. Answer: vasoconstriction

Surgical Technology Questions and Answer Bit 29

Chromic gut's tensile strength sees a significant decrease in _____ days. Answer: 21

Nylon is a monofilament _____ suture. Answer: nonabsorbable

The largest available suture for use in surgery is #_____. Answer: 5

A(n) _____ wound is caused by heat or cold. Answer: thermal

Chromic gut is made with the submucosa of sheep intestines or the _____ of beef intestines. Answer: serosa

_____ typically are not closed with suture because they do not tolerate suture well. Answer: Muscles

Another name for a scrape is _____. Answer: abrasion

The diameter of stainless steel sutures is identified by the _____ commercial wire gauge numbers. Answer: Brown & Sharpe

The chemical name for Vicryl is _____. Answer: polyglactin 910

Another name for a bruise is _____. Answer: contusion

The second layer of closure in an abdominal wound is the _____. Answer: fascia

Surgical Technology Questions and Answer Bit 30

What type of wound presents for an extended period of time? a. Chronic wound
b. Clean wound
c. Abrasion
d. Puncture
Show Answer Answer: A


Which of the following is NOT a monofilament absorbable suture? a. Monocryl
b. PDS II
c. Chromic gut
d. Prolene
Show Answer Answer: D


An adhesion is an abnormal attachment of two surfaces that are normally separate. a. True
b. False
Show Answer Answer: A


The proliferation phase of wound healing by first intention begins on about the third postoperative day. a. True
b. False
Show Answer Answer: A


Which of the following factors does NOT affect wound healing? a. Age
b. Nutritional status
c. Smoking
d. Insurance status
Show Answer Answer: D


A fistula is a tract between two epithelium-lined surfaces that is open at both ends. a. True
b. False
Show Answer Answer: A


Second-intention healing is: a. A cicatrix
b. Delayed primary closure
c. A keloid
d. Granulation of the wound
Show Answer Answer: D


A keloid is a raised, thickened scar caused by excessive collagen f…

Surgical Technology Questions and Answer Bit 31

A hernia can be a result of wound dehiscence. a. True
b. False


Show Answer Answer: A


If a suture is classified as monofilament, it is made up of _____ thread-like structure(s). a. Three
b. More than three
c. Two
d. One


Show Answer Answer: D


In an abdominal wound closure, the first layer sutured closed is the: a. Fascia
b. Skin
c. Muscle
d. Peritoneum


Show Answer Answer: D


Age can affect wound healing. a. True
b. False


Show Answer Answer: A


There are five classic local signs of the inflammatory process. a. True
b. False


Show Answer Answer: A


Smoking can affect wound healing. a. True
b. False


Show Answer Answer: A


Phase 2 of wound healing by first intention is the proliferation phase. a. False
b. True


Show Answer Answer: B


Ligatures are also called: a. Hemostats
b. Ligament forceps
c. Ties
d. Ligament covers


Show Answer Answer: C


Phase 1 of wound healing by first intention is the: a. Lag phase
b. Maturation phase
c. Cicatrix phase
d. Proliferation phase


Show Answer Answer: A


Of the following, w…

Surgical Technology Questions and Answer Bit 32

One of the classic local signs of inflammation is pain. a. False
b. True

Show Answer Answer: B


The end of the needle where the suture attaches is called the: a. Body
b. Eye
c. Point
d. None of these choices is correct.

Show Answer Answer: B


The goal of postoperative wound care is to prevent infection and other complications. a. True
b. False

Show Answer Answer: A


Third-intention wound healing is delayed primary closure. a. False
b. True

Show Answer Answer: B


Three types of wound healing have been identified. a. False
b. True

Show Answer Answer: B


Polyglactin 910 is absorbable. a. True
b. False

Show Answer Answer: A


A scrape is a(n): a. Abrasion
b. Contusion
c. Laceration
d. Puncture

Show Answer Answer: A


Another name for a stick tie is: a. Suture ligature
b. Long tie
c. All of these choices are correct.
d. Free-tie

Show Answer Answer: A


Vicryl is a brand name. a. True
b. False

Show Answer Answer: A


Which of the following is a multifilament nonabsorbable suture? a. Surgical silk
b. Monocryl
c.…