Just the Basics
Microbes
The Human Body
Decontam
Assembly / Inspection
100

This practice is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infectious material

What is hand hygiene?

100

The period of time where bacteria are growing and reproducing

What is the vegetative state?

100

These organs receive and report environmental information to the brain. 

What are the sense organs?

100

Protease, Amylase, and Lipase

What are enzymes?

100

This principle helps technicians deliver quality surgical instruments that work correctly, are correct and can be handled safely.

What is the FAN principle?

200

This is the length of time recommended to properly perform hand hygiene.

What is 20 seconds?

200

These microorganisms are 1000x smaller than bacteria

What are viruses?

200

This body system is responsible for the protection of internal organs, provides support and produces blood cells.

What is the skeletal system?

200

Chelating Agents, Surfactants, and Emulsifiers

What are detergents?

200

These devices can help prevent damage to the delicate jaws and sharp blades of some instruments

What are tip protectors?

300

This is the measurement of most bacteria

What is 1-2 microns?

300
These microorganisms assist with decay and fermentation and can exist in a symbiotic or parasitic relationship with a host.

What is fungi?

300

This body system is responsible for the introduction of oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide from the blood

What is the respiratory system?

300

The complete replacement of the volume of air contained in a room. 

What is an air exchange?

300

This should be done every time a medical device is inspected that can be used for electrocautery

What is insulation testing?

400

A gown, gloves, shoe covers, hair cover, face mask and goggles are all considered this type of attire

What is PPE?

400

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are classified as this type of microorganism.

What are prions?

400

This body system contains a type of connective tissue that transports nutrients, oxygen and wastes.

What is the circulatory system?

400

The number of air exchanges required for a decontamination area.

What is 10 air exchanges / hour?

400

Also known as spunbond polyolefin-plastic - this material is used to package items that will undergo a chemical sterilization process

What is TyVek?

500

A list of items requested specifically by a surgeon for a specific procedure

What is a preference card?

500

These microorganisms are considered single-celled animals and are usually found in water

What are protozoa?

500

This body system is responsible for the regulation of growth and development, metabolic rate, and can affect heart rate.

What is the endocrine system?

500

The motion required to properly clean a medical device

What is "to and fro"?

500

The two types of wrapping METHODS (not techniques)

What are sequential and simultaneous?

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