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test law wk4

test law and ethics wk4

nylon is not appropriate for the in what sterilizing items using gas
antiseptic agent that inhibits the growth of microorganisms on animate(living) surfaces
bacteriocidal agent that kills bacteria
bacteriostatic agent that retards or prevents bacterial growth
disinfectant agent that kills all microorganisms except spore-bearing ones
sterilant substance that kills all forms of living matter including spore-bearing ones
sterilizer equipment or chamber used to attain physical or chemical sterilization
sterilization process of destroying all microorganisms including spore-bearing ones; used on inanimate objects
disinfection process of destroying all microorganisms except spore-bearing ones; used on inanimate objects
antisepsis process of inhibiting the growth of microorganisms; used on animate objects
4 methods of sterilization steam under pressure, ethylene oxide gas, colbalt 60, chemical(steris)
washer sterilizer uses agitated ater with detergent to loosen soil; then steam displaces the water and items are sterilized at 132c for 3 min
high speed gravity sterilizer is a smaller version sterilizer; because of its size it is capable of reaching higher temps with reduced exposure time and is better adapted to use in the or
high vacuum pressure/gravity sterilizer pulls air our of the chamber by a vaccm and steam is injected to replace it; has a longer operation cycle and items sterilized with the generally have a longer shelf life; is commonly used in the central service department
unwrapped metal instruments 132c(270f), 3 min, 27 psi minimum
unwrapped metal instruments combined with porous materials 132c(270f), 10 min, 27 psi minimum
wrapped instruments, packs, bulk loads with porous and nonporous items 121c(250f), 30 min, 15 psi minimum
ethylene oxide used for equipment which cannot withstand ______ extreme pressure and temperature of steam sterilization
ethylene oxide kills microorganisms by _____ denaturation
active glutaraldehyde(cidex) takes how long to disinfect________, how long to sterilize______ 20 min, 10 hours
what type of sterilization is used to sterilize hydrous oils and dry powders dry heat sterilization
chemical monitors indicate contents have been exposed to the physical conditions within sterilizing chamber; heat-sensitive tape, indicating labels, indicating print of packaging
mechanical monitors monitor the functioning of the sterilizing equipment using devices such as thermometers, vacuum gauges, and pressure gauges; do not indicate sterility of contents
biological monitors used to indicate sterility of contents; live, nonpathogenic, spore-forming bacteria avaliable on specially prepared strips or ampules which are placed inside packages to be put through the sterilizer cycle
2 methods for cleaning instruments 1.disassembled, opened instruments are immersed in non-corrosive, free rinsing detergent, scrubbed with a brush, rinse 2.opened instruments are placed in a washer-sterilizer tray and are exoposed to the wash cycle using a low-sudsing, free rinsing deterg
all instruments with box locks should be opened
all detachable parts should be disassembled
2 methods of wrapping articles muslin/paper peal packing
items should be wrapped in 2(double)
packs should be no larger then 12x12x20
pack size should be no heavier then 12 lbs
instrument sets should be no heavier then 16lbs
anything that comes in contact with patient is cleaned after each use
critical items must be sterile
semi-critical items come in contact with mucous membranes
non-critical items come in contact with skin
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