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ST220 Q1

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1. The absence of microbes infection Asepsis
2. The destruction of all microorganisms, including spores Sterilization
3. Contamination of a person or objects by another Cross contamination
4. Number of microbes or amt of organic debris on an object at any given time Bioburden
5. Microbes that normally reside below the skin surface or within the body Resident flora
6. An inatimate object that harbors microorganisms Fomite
7. Having been rendered free of all living mocrobes, including spores Sterile
8. Agent that kills viruses Virucide
9. Contamination of a sterile field that occurs through the passage of fld or puncture in a microbial barrier Strike-through contamination
10. Infection, usually accompanied by fever, results from the presence of pathogenic microbes Sepsis
11. Items mechanically cleaned & chemically disinfected but not sterile Surgically cleaned
12. Any microbe capable of causing disease Pathogen
13. To reduce to an irreducible minimum the presence of pathogenic material Decontamination
14. The living carrier that transmits disease Vector
15. Resistant form of certain type of bacteria, able to survive in adverse conditions Spore
16. Substance that destroys/kills bacteria Bacteriocidal
17. The presence of pathogenic materials Contamination
18. To render items safe to handle by high level disinfection Terminal disinfection
19. Microbes that reside on the skin surface & are easily removed Transient flora
20. Invasion of the human body or tissue by pathogenic microbes that produce & multiply causing disease Infection
Created by: elizabeth-mcw