CPUI Sample Test
Sample Test Questions
- According to INS standards and CDC recommendations, steps for site preparation for the insertion of a peripherally inserted central catheter include all the following except:
- Use of maximum drapes.
- Establishment of a sterile field with recommended chlorhexidine prepping.
- Use of personal protective equipment including head cover, sterile gloves, sterile gown, and mask.
- Use of protective footwear.
- When prepping the arm for insertion, how large of an area should be prepped?
- A 2X2 square directly around the intended insertion site.
- A large area, 8-10 inches or more directly around the insertion site, halfway down the arm and high near the shoulder.
- Prep the entire body. You never know what you may need to touch.
- A 4X4 square directly around the intended insertion site
- When is it necessary to do an x-ray confirmation of the terminal tip placement of a PICC?
- When the PICC is initially placed.
- Following the repositioning of a catheter if fluoroscopy is not used.
- Whenever the tip position is questioned.
- All of the above
- When fluoroscopy is not available, one technique for measurement of a PICC is:
- Determine height, weight and arm length; calculate based on these figures.
- Insert a round, sterile measuring tape the same diameter as the catheter to get an exact measurement.
- Measure up the arm with a 45-90 degree angle, across the chest, and down to the third intercostal on the right.
- Get an exact measurement of the patient’s height and divide by 2.
- What steps are necessary prior to CT high-pressure injection through a PICC?
- Confirm the pressure limit for that particular PICC to ensure that it is rated for power injection in cc/sec.
- Warm contrast to body temperature to reduce the viscosity
- Verify patency by flushing the catheter.
- All of the above