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Bonewit # 2

Medical Asepsis & the OSHA Standard - Emily Lawson

aerobe a microorganism that needs oxygen to live and grow.
anaerobe a microorganism that grows best in the absence of oxygen
antispetic an agent that inhibits the growth of or kills microorganisms
asepsis free from infection or pathogens; the actions practiced to make and maintain an area or object free from infection or pathogens
cilia slender, hairlike projections that constantly beat toward the outside to remove microorganisms from the body.
contaminate to soil or make impure. an aspetic object is contaminated when it touches something not clean
decontamination the use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate or destroy pathogens.
hand hygiene the process of cleansing or sanitizing the hands
infection the condition in which the body, or part of it, is invaded by a pathogen
medical asepsis practices that are employed to reduce the number and hinder the transmission or pathogens
microorganism a microscopic plant or animal
nonintact skin skin that has a break in the surface, it includes , but its not limited to, abrasion, cuts, hangnails, paper cuts, and burns.
nonpathogen a microorganism that usually does not produces disease
opportunistic infection an infection that results from a defective immune system that cannot defend the body from pathogens found in the environment
optimum growth temperature the temperature which an organism grows best
parenteral taken into the body through piercing pf the skin barrier or mucous membranes
pathogen a disease producing microorganism
perinatal relating the period shortly before and after birth
pH the degree to which sometting is acidic or basic
postexposure prophylaxis treatment administered
Created by: emilylawson