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M6 13-005

Intection Control

A substance that tends to inhibit the growth and reproduction of microorganisms; may be used on humans. Antiseptic
Prevention of sepsis by antiseptic means Antisepsis
Person or animal who harbors and spreads an organism, causing disease in others but does not itself become ill. Carrier
Make (something) impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance Contaminate
Infectious Agent Reservoir Portal of Exit Transmission Portal of Entry Susceptable Host Cycle of infection
A chemical that can be applied to oblects to destroy microorganisms. Disinfectant
Infection control practice of placing a bag of contaminated items into another bag that is clean and held outside the isolation room by a second staff member. Double Bagging
Growing within the body; originating from within the body, or produced from internal causes, such as a disease causd by the structual or functional failure of an organ or system. Endogenous
Outside the body; originating outside the body or produced from external causes, such as a disease caused by a bacterial or viral agent foreign to the body. Exogenous
Nonliving material, such as bed linens, sthethoscope, needles, and many other objects that may host and tranfer pathogenic microorganisms. Fomite
A person or group who, because of risk factors, may be susceptable to disease or illness; an organism in which another, usually parasitic, organism is nourished and harbored. Host
Infectious Agent
The policies and procedures of a hospital or other health care facility to minimize the risk of nosocomial or community-accuired infection spreading to patients or members of the staff. infection Control
Practices of infection control to reduce or eliminate the transmission of pathogens; precautions include wearing protective apparel such as gowns, gloves & masks and following the procedure for double bagging. Isolation Precautions
A group of techniques that inhibit the growth and spread of pathogenic microorganisms. Clean technique. Medical Asepsis
A tiny (usually microscopic) entity capable of carrying on living processes; kinds of microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses; seen only by a microscope. Microorganism
mode of Escape
Health care-associated infection
Standard Precations
Surgical Asepsis
Universal Precautions
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