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sterile/disinfec wds

sterilization and disinfection medical terminology

process of rendering all articles free of pathogens at the end of a operative procedure terminal decontamination
to change the vital functions,forces & activities of an organ denaturation
highly explosive/flammable gas used as a chemical sterilant ethylene oxide
pulls air out of chamber by a vacuum & steam is injected to replace it; has a longer operation cycle & items sterilized w/this generally have a longer shelf live; is commonly used in the central service department high vacuum pressure/gravity sterilizer
equipment/chamber used to attain physical/chemical sterilization sterilizer
a small version sterilizer; because of its size it is capable of reaching higher temps w/reduced exposure time & is better adapted to use in the OR high speed (flash) gravity sterilizer
substance that kills all forms of living matter including spore-bearing ones sterilant
agent that kills bacteria bacteriocidial
agent that kills all micoorganisms except spore-bearing ones disinfectant
act of airing aeration
space w/in a tube lumen
liquid chemical sterilant & disinfectant glutaraldehyde
length of time a wrapped package remains sterile while in storage shelf-life
steam that contains the maximum amt of water vapor saturated steam
steam sterilizer autoclave
agent capable of killing spore-forming organisms in the free spore state sporicidal
method of sterilization w/cobalt 60 used by manufacturers ionizing radiation
uses agitated water w/detergent to loosen soil; then steam displaces the water & items are sterilized at 132 C for 3 minutes washer-sterilizer
nonliving inanimate
agent that retards/prevents bacterial growth bacteriostatic
Created by: clmcnees