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Bonewit #2

Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard - Ayana Robinson

A microorganismn that needs oxygen to live & grow. Aerobe
A microoraganism that grows best in the absence of oxygen. Anaerobe
An agent that inhibits the growth of or kills microorgansism. Antiseptic
Free from infection or pathogens; the actions practiced to make & maintain an area or object free from infection or pathogens. Asepsis
Slender, hairlike projections that constantlybeat toward the outside to remove microorganisms from the body Cilia
To soil or to make impure. An aseptic object becomes "this" when it touchs something that is not clean. Contaminate
The use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy pathogens on asurface or item to the point where they are no loger capable of transmittining infectious particles;the surface or items is rendered safe for handling use or disposal. Decontamination
The condition in which the body, or part of it, is invaded by a pathogen. Infection
Practices that are employed to reduce the number & hinfer the transmission of pathogens. Medical Asepsis
A microscopic plant or animal Microorganism (MO)
Skin that has a break in the surface, It includes, but is not limited to, abrasions, cuts, hangnails, paper cuts, & burns Nonintact skin
A microorganism tht does not mormally produce disease. Nonpathogen
An infection that results from a defective immune system that cannot defend the body from pathogens normally found in the environment. Opportunistic Infection
The temperature at which an organism grows best. Optimum Growth Temperature
Taken into the body through a piercing of the skin barrier or mucous membranes, sauch as through needlesticks, human bites, cuts & abrasions. Parenteral
A disease-producing microorgansism. Pathogen
Relating to the period shortly before & after birth. Perinatal
The degree to which a solution is acidic or basic. pH
Treatment administered to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent disease Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
Medicalwaste that poses a threat to health & safety. Regulated Medical Waste (RMW)
The organism that becomes infected by a pthogen & serves as a source of transfer of the parthogen to others. Reservoir Host
Harmless, nonpathogenic mocroorganisms that noramlly reside on the skin & usually do not cause disease; also known as noraml flora. Resident Flora
Easliy affected; lacking resistance. Susceptible
Microoraganisms that reside on the superficial skin layers & are picked up in the course of daily activities. They are often pathogenic but can be removed easily from the skin by sanitizing the hands. Transient Flora
The process of cleansing or sanatizing the hands. Hand hyiene
Created by: ayanarobinson