Autoclave MCQ with answers

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Table of Contents

#1. What is the primary purpose of an autoclave in laboratory settings?

#2. How does an autoclave achieve sterilization?

#3. What are the key parameters to consider when setting up an autoclave cycle for sterilization?

#4. Why is proper loading important in autoclave operation?

#5. What is the purpose of routine maintenance for autoclaves?

#6. Which safety precautions should be followed when operating an autoclave?

#7. What distinguishes a pre-vacuum autoclave from a gravity displacement autoclave?

#8. When might a laboratory choose a front-loading autoclave over a top-loading autoclave?

#9. What common issue might occur during autoclave operation, leading to insufficient sterilization?

#10. How does the choice of autoclave cycle (wrapped, unwrapped, liquids) impact the sterilization process?

#11. What is the purpose of using autoclave tape in autoclave cycles?

#12. How does the autoclave handle the removal of air from the chamber during the sterilization process?

#13. Why is it essential to monitor and validate the autoclave cycle regularly?

#14. What is the significance of using autoclave bags or pouches for sterilization?

#15. When would a laboratory opt for a dry heat sterilization method over autoclaving?

#16. What role does the autoclave's steam trap play in the sterilization process?

#17. In a laboratory setting, what is the purpose of the Bowie-Dick test for autoclaves?

#18. How does the autoclave's cooling phase contribute to the sterilization process?

#19. What is the purpose of a Biological Indicator (BI) in autoclave validation?

#20. What precautions should be taken when handling autoclaved items immediately after a cycle?

#21. How does the autoclave differentiate between wrapped and unwrapped items during a sterilization cycle?

#22. Why is it crucial to ensure proper steam quality in autoclave operation?

#23. What are the recommended guidelines for loading autoclave chambers with liquids?

#24. How does the autoclave's air removal process contribute to sterilization?

#25. What is the purpose of a thermal printer in autoclave systems?

#26. How does the autoclave's exhaust system contribute to safety?

#27. What is the purpose of the autoclave's safety interlocks?

#28. What is the primary purpose of an autoclave in a laboratory?

#29. Which method does a pre-vacuum autoclave use for air removal before sterilization?

#30. Why is it important to conduct routine maintenance on autoclaves?


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