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ch42 sanitation

Chapter 42 Veterinary Sanitation and Aseptic Technique

antiseptics solutions the destroy microorganisms or inhibit their growth on living tissue and are effective disinfecting agents
asepsis the practice of keeping a sterile environment and keeping the environment disease and contaminant free
aseptic technique governs how the facility is cleaned, how equipment and instruments are cleaned, and how surgical and medical procedure are performed
autoclave a piece of a equipment in the form of a sealed chamber in which objects are exposed to heat and steam under pressure at extremely hot temperatures to kill all living organisms
cleaning the process of physically removaling all visible signs of dirt and organic matter such as feces, blood, and hair
cold sterilization the process of soaking items in disinfectant chemical until they are necessary for reuse
cold tray holds a chemical that acts as a sterilizing agent
dilution to lessen in strength by adding another component such as water
disinfecting the process of destroying most microorganisms on nonliving things by physical or chemical means
dry heat method of sterilization through the use of a flame by exposing an item to extreme heat or through incineration
filtration removing particles from the air using a physical barrier, common in lab areas or research facilities
incineration the buring of infectious materials or animal carcasses
incinerator a device used to burn the remains if items that have the potential to spread disease
isolation ward separate housing that groups similar patients, making it safe for all animals and staff
nosocomial infection when a human causes the spread of disease and contamination of an animal
physical cleaning the most common method of sanitary control within the vet facility
radiation using ultraviolet or gamma rays that radiate and kill living organisms
sanitation the process of keeping an area clean and neat
spectrum wide variety of factors
sterile technique washing the hands frequently, wearing gloves when handling animals or other possible contaminants, and cleaning all surfaces with disinfectants to prevent spread of disease
sterilization kill all living organisms on a surface
sterilizing destroying all microorganisms and viruses on an object using chemicals and/or extreme heat or cold under pressure
ultrasound passing high frequently sound waves through a solution to create a vibration to remove debris
Created by: tromanczak