Chapter 20 Disinfect
|Substance for killing microorganisms on the skin ||Antiseptic|
|Blood, saliva, and other body fluids.
|Effective, rapid-acting disinfectant ||Chlorine dioxide|
|Chemaical used to reduce or lower the number of microorganisms on inanimate objects. ||Disinfectant|
|A product capable of killing fungi ||Fungicidal|
|High-level disinfectant ||Glutaraldehyde
|Intermediate-level disinfectant ||Iodophor
|Household bleach ||Sodium hypochlorite|
|EPA intermediate-level disinfectant with broad-spectrum disinfecting action. ||Synthetic phenol
|Capable of inactivating tuberculosis-causing microorganisms. ||Tuberculocidal
|Capable of killing some viruses.
|A product capable of killing spores would be called? ||Sporicidal
|Suface not directly touch but often contacted by contaminated instruments. ||Transfer surface
|What are some disadvantages to surface barriers? ||Adds plastic to the environment
May be more expensive
Requires a variety of sizes and shapes
May become dislodged during treatment|
|Name some places single-use disposable items might be placed. ||Headrest, light handles, switches, evacuator hoses, evacuator hoses, patient mirror, xray control |
|Why must surfaces be pre-cleaned? ||If a surface is not clean, it connot be disinfected.|
|How long does Hydrogen peroxide have to be left on a surface for it to be considered a high-level disinfectant? ||30 mins.
|What is your goal in performing treatment room cleaning? ||To clean and disinfect dental treatment rooms effectively.|
|What high-level disinfectant is effective can be used for healthcare workers who have a sensitivity to glutaraldehyde? ||Ortho-Phthalaldehyde|
|How long a product may be stored before use. ||Shelf life