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Thanks Patricia!

1. What does a Bowie Dick test do?

Unlike physical monitoring data, chemical indicators are also able to report internal conditions. FDA-approved, sterilizer manufacturer-recommended chemical indicators should be placed on the outside and inside of each package to be sterilized, unless the internal indicator is readable through the package material. Chemical indicators are grouped into 6 types, based on how they work (Type 1 and Type 5 indicators are currently the most commonly used). External indicators include:

Type 2 (also called Bowie-Dick tests) detect air leaks, ineffective air removal and the presence of non-condensable gases. Intended for daily use in dynamic-air-removal sterilizers, they should be run through a cycle in an empty chamber before the first load of the day to test the system.(AORN website)z

Right. The Bowie Dick tests assures that the vacuum cycle is functioning properly

2. What is Virchow’s Triad?
A pathological assessment known as Virchow’s Triad attributes thrombosis to the confluence of 3 conditions: vessel wall injury, stasis in blood flow and changes in coagulation. (AORN website)

Correct. Just remember it’s about DVT formation and you’ll do fine

3. What is the definition of Evidence Based Practice (EBP)?
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is fundamental to quality patient care. It provides clinicians the tools needed to promote safer patient care and positive patient outcomes in all care settings. (AORN website)

Correct. It’s basing practice upon studies instead of tradition

4. What electrolytes are affected by the parathyroid?
The main function of the parathyroid glands is to make the parathyroid hormone (PTH). This chemical regulates the amounts of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium in the bones and blood. The minerals calcium and phosphorus are crucial for healthy bones. (Better Health Channel Website)

Remember Calcium for the exam.

5. What is the reversal for Versed (Midazolam)?
Flumazenil in a dose of 0.15 mg is a safe drug that reverses the sedative effect of midazolam. (National Library of Health website)


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