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MedSafety-Organizati

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a division of the federal Department of Health and Human Services that collects data on patient and healthcare worker safety, and promotes safety practices to protect patients and workers
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) a division of the US Department of Labor whose mission is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions
material safety data sheet (MSDS) a document that provides information on the hazards, handling procedures, and safe disposal of a chemical
personal protective equipment (PPE) a category of clothing that protects the wearer from coming into contact with infectious material
safety procedure a series of steps put in place to prevent accidents
standard precautions a set of practices used to help prevent the transmission of infections; include assuming that everyone is potentially infectious, wearing personal protective equipment, and disposing of sharps properly
Created by: rleroux