Thank you to everyone who participated in our week-long contest to celebrate Sterile Processing Week. Below you will find the answers to our daily questions.
We also want thank you and your team for your continued dedication, leadership, and confidence in achieving the highest levels of patient safety.
Bookmark this page as each day of Sterile Processing Week (October 10th - 16th, 2021) we will post an SPD-related question for you and your team to answer.
Both you and your department team members can submit one answer per person, per day. A new question, seven (7) in all, will be posted each day of Sterile Processing Week.
At the end of the week, we will have a drawing to randomly select three (3) SPD facility winners for the first, second, and third place prizes.
Be sure you and your team answer the daily question for more chances to win one of these great prizes!
NOTE: Submissions using a personal e-mail address (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) will be disqualified and will not be eligible for the random drawing of winners. Only one submission per day, per person will be accepted. The contest starts Sunday, October 10th at 7:00 am EDT, and ends Saturday, October 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Entries must be submitted by 11:00 pm EDT each day of the contest. See Official Contest Rules for complete details.
AMMI ST79 states that your washer should be tested upon installation, each day that it is used and after major repairs. What TYPE of testing coupon is recommended by AAMI?
The Correct Answer is - E. AAMI does not make a recommendation about the test coupon type
Sterilizer recording charts and/or printouts should be checked:
The Correct Answer is - D. During and at the end of each cycle
When arranging plastic-paper pouches in the sterilizer, how should the pouches be arranged?
The Correct Answer is - A. Paper to plastic
What is the preferred pH of detergents used for most cleaning processes?
The Correct Answer is - C. Neutral pH
What is the most important thing to remember when double peel-pouching?
The Correct Answer is - C. The inner pouch must lay flat inside the outer pouch
The need for frequent reprocessing can be minimized by…
The Correct Answer is - A. proper stock rotation
In a mixed load of textile and metal goods, the textile packs should be placed…
The Correct Answer is - A. on the top rack