FREE Certified Surgical Technologist Random Questions and Answers

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What is the name of the waxy secretion found in the external ear canal?

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Explanation:
Earwax is also referred to as cerumen.

When giving towels to a surgeon to square off an incision site, where should the first scrub surgical technologist stand?

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Explanation:
The first scrub surgical technologist should stand to the side of the surgeon when utilizing four towels to square off the incision site.

What is the medical term for the situation where a bowel loop herniates into Douglas's cul-de-sac?

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Explanation:
A herniation of Douglas' cul-de-sac known as an enterocele typically includes bowel loops.

The tympanic membrane is sometimes known as the?

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Explanation:
The tympanic membrane is another name for the eardrum.

What effects do antagonistic medications have?

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Explanation:
An antagonist substance reverses the effects of another drug by neutralizing or obstructing its activity.

What is the Kraske position's other name?

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Explanation:
The Kraske position is also known as the "jack-knife" position.

What microbes can survive without oxygen?

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Explanation:
Anaerobes are types of bacteria that can survive without oxygen.

Where are Baker's cysts found?

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Explanation:
Popliteal fossa is affected by Baker's cysts.

What surgical posture allows for the best pelvis or lower abdomen visibility?

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Explanation:
When undergoing a lower abdominal or pelvic procedure, the Trendelenburg position enables the viscera to fall away from or toward the head, improving exposure of the operating region.

What type of surgery is used to treat a condition where the urethral meatus is located on the upper surface of the penis?

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Explanation:
The congenital absence of the anterior wall of the urethra and incorrect placement of the urethral aperture on the dorsum of the penis are corrected with an epispadias repair.

What situations would make a cell saver transfusion inappropriate?

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Explanation:
Cancer cells, severe contamination, or infections preclude the use of cell saver transfusions.

Which of the following is utilized by the surgeon during a TURP to periodically remove prostatic tissue fragments?

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Explanation:
The first scrub surgical technologist fills the Ellik evacuator with irrigation solution, which the surgeon uses to irrigate and evacuate the bladder during a TURP to remove prostatic tissue fragments.

What pathology in neurosurgery would a myelogram identify?

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Explanation:
A lumbar puncture is used to inject radiopaque dye into the spinal subarachnoid space during a myelogram, a diagnostic technique. Myelograms are used to identify osteophytes.

What is the name for the bacterial motion-producing threadlike appendages?

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Explanation:
Bacteria have tiny, thread-like appendages called flagella that give them motion.

What is the name of the urinary catheter used on urethral stricture patients that has a narrow, curved, tapered tip?

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Explanation:
A urinary catheter with a coude has a tiny, tapered, curved tip.

Which dilator from the list below is used in the common duct?

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Explanation:
Epistaxis is the medical term for nosebleed.The medical term for a nosebleed is epistaxis.

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