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Asepsis

Surgical Asepsis

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Asepsis the absence of pathogenic microorganisms on an animate surface or tissue
Aseptic technique methods or practices in health care that promote and maintain a state of asepsis. This is also called sterile technique. We can use these terms interchangeably
Gross-contamination contamination of a large area of tissue by a highly infective source
Hand washing a specific technique used to remove debris and dead cells from the hands
Integrity this means that an item is complete, with no breaks or tears.
Physical Barrier a barrier that separates a sterile surface from a nonsterile surface.
Spatial Relations where or way in which something is situated
Standard Precautions protocols and guidelines established by the CDC to prevent the transmission of microorganisms in the health care environment. All aseptic technique practices are based on Standard Precautions
Sterile Field an area that includes the draped patient, all sterile tables, and sterile equipment in the immediate area of the patient. The patient is considered the center of the sterile field.
Sterile Item any item that has been subjected to a process that renders if free all microbial life, including spores
Strike-through Contamination an event in which fluid from a nonsterile surface or air penetrates the protective wrapper of a sterile item, potentially contaminating the item
Surgical hand scrub a specific technique for washing the hands before donning a surgical gown and gloves before surgery. The scrub is performed with a timer or counted strokes using detergent-based antispetic.
Created by: keeper25001 on 2010-09-02



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