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Infection Control

Requires oxygen to live Aerobic
Does not require oxygen to live Anaerobic
Washing hands with water and soap or other detergents containg an antiseptic agent Antiseptic hand wash
Rubbing hands with an alcohol-containing preparation Alcohol-based hand rub
Free of pathogens Asepsis
Originates from within the body Endogenous
Originates outside the body Exogenous
Performing hand washing, antiseptic hand wash, alcohol-based hand rub Hand hygiene
Washing hands with plain soap and water Hand washing
Invasion of the body by microorganisms Infection
Only a specific portion of the body is infected Local infection
Normal, do not produce disease, beneficial Non-Pathogenic
Hospital acquired infection Nosocomial infections
Infections that occur when the body's defense are weakened Opportunistic infection
Cause infection and disease Pathogenic
Remain firm against the action of another force, such as bacteria against an antibiotic Resistant
Free of all organisms Sterile
Able to be affected; person likely to get sick Susceptible
Affects the entire body Systemic infection
Created by: edgarf96