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microorganisms very small,usually one-celled living plants or animals. Can only be seen in a microscope.
Pathogen disease causing microorganisms (germs) in the body.
Generalized Infection (systemic) affecting the whole body.
Localized Infection affecting one area of the body.
Germ Theory states that specific microorganisms, called bacteria, are the cause of specific diseases in both human and animals.
Communicable a disease that may be transmitted either by direct contact and indirect contact.
Normal Flora Not harmful but actually helpful. Microorganisms that commonly live in a particular part of the body.
Immune System defense used by the body to fight infection by producing antibodies.
Defense Mechanisms present in the body to resist infection.
Clia little hair in different places in your body, helps to move things along/ trap bacteria.
Nosocomial Infection an infection that occurs while a patient is receiving health care.
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention- government agency that is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services . Safety guidelines help prevent /control the spread of infection.
Standard Precaution precaution use when coming in contact with a patients body fluids.
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration Government. established minimum health and safety standards for the workplace and to enforce those standards.
Asepsis used to make the patient, the worker, and the environment as pathogen as possible.
Medical Asepsis Clean Technique- not killing all the germs.
Surgical Asepsis Sterile Technique - killing all the germs
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