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Medical Asepsis- OSH

TermDefinition
Aerobe A MO that needs oxygen to live and grow.
Anaerobe A MO that grows best without oxygen.
Antiseptic An agent that inhabits the growth of or kills a MO.
Asepsis Free from infection or pathogens; the action practice to make and maintain an area or object free from infection or pathogen.
Cilia Slender, hair like projections that constantly beat toward the outside to remove MO's from the body.
Contaminate To soil or to make impure. An aseptic object becomes "this" when it touches something that is not clean.
Decontamination The use of physical/chemical means to remove to remove, inactive or destroy pathogens on the surface item to the point that they are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles. The surface/item is rendered safe for handling use or disposale.
Hand Hygiene The process of cleaning or sanitizing the hands.
Infection The condition in which the body, or part of it, is invaded by pathogens.
Medical Asepsis Practices that are employed to reduce the number &hinder the transmission of pathogens.
Microorganisms A microscopic plant or animal.
Nonintact skin Skin that has a break in the surface. It includes, but is not limited to, abrasions, hangnails, cuts, paper cuts, &burns.
Nonpathogen A MO that does not normally produce diseases.
Opportunistic Infection An infection that results from a defective immune system that can't defend the body from pathogens normally found in the environment.
Optimum Growth Temperature The temperature at which an organism grows best.
Parenteral Taken into the body through the piercing of the skin barrier or mucous membrane, such as through needle sticks, human bites, cuts and abrasions.
Pathogen A disease-producing microorganism.
Perinatal Relating to the period shortly before and after birth.
pH The degree to which solution is acidic or basic
Postexposure Prophylaxis Treatment administration to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent a disease.
Regulated Medical Waste Medical waste that poses a threat to health &safety.
Perinatal Relating to the period shortly before and after birth.
pH The degree to which solution is acidic or basic
Postexposure Prophylaxis Treatment administration to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent a disease.
Regulated Medical Waste Medical waste that poses a threat to health &safety.
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