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Bonewit #3

Sterilization & Disinfection - Nora Godsey

antispetic substance that kills disease-producing microorganisms but not their spores. an antispitc is usually applied to living tissue
autoclave an apparatus for the sterilization of materials, using steam under pressure
contaminate to soil, stain, or pollute; to make impure.
critical item an item that cones in contact with sterile tissue or the vascular system
decontamination the use of physical or chemical means to remove or destroy pathogens on an item so that it is no longer capable of transmitting disease; this makes the item safe to handle
detergent an agent that cleanses by emulsifying dirt & oil
hazardous chemical any chemical that presents a threat to the health & safety of an individual coming into contact with it
incubate to provide proper conditions for growth & development
load the articles that are being sterilized
material safety data sheet sheet that provides info regarding a chemical, its hazards, & measures to take to prevent injury & illness when handling the chemical
noncritical item an item that comes into contact with intact skin, but not with mucous membranes
sanitization a process to remove organic matter from an article & to reduce the number or mo's to a safe level as determined by public health requirements
semicritical item an item that cones into contact with nonintact skin or intact mucous membranes
spore a hard, thick-walled capsule formed by some bacteria that contains only the essential parts of the protolasm of the bacterial ell
sterilization process of destroying all forms of microbial like, including bacterial spores
thermolabile easily affected or changed by heat
Created by: noragodsey