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Infection Control

Infection Control Health Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) A Government agency that studies the cause and distribution of disease. They also develop guidelines to help prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases.
Hydrochloric Acid Stomach Acid
Immune System A defense used by the body to fight infection and disease by producing antibodies.
Standard Precaution Precautions we use when we have to come in contact with any bodily fluids. They were created by the CDC.
Germ Theory States that specific microorganisms called bacteria, are the cause of specific diseases in both humans and animals.
Normal Flora Microorganisms that commonly live in a particular environment on or in the body.It isn't harmful, it's even necessary.
Defense Mechanisms Present in the body to resist infections.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Government agency that establishes minimum health and safety standards for the work place. They also enforce those standards.
Asepsis/Aseptic Technique Methods used to make the patient.the worker, and the environment as pathogen free as possible.
Cilia Little hairs in your body that help move things away from your lungs
Medical Asepsis Clean technique
Generalized Infection Infection that affects the whole body
Localized Infection Infection that affects one area of the body
Nosocomial Infection An infection that occurs when a patient is receiving health care. The patient did not have the infection when they were admitted into the hospital.
Surgical Asepsis Sterile technique
Microorganisms very small,usually one-celled living plants or animals.Can only be seen with a microscope.
Communicable Disease Is a disease that may be transmitted either directly or indirectly from one individual to another.
Pathogens Disease causing microorganisms (germs) in the body
Created by: Mikayla112