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Microbe Bacteria causing disease
Pathogen A bacterium, virus, or other disease causing microorganism
Communicable disease Any disease that is transmittable from one thing to another
Nosocomial infection An infection caught within a hospital
Disinfection Cleaning something to destroy bacteria
Sterilization Making something free of bacteria
OSHA Occupational safety and health administration
CDC Center for disease control
Bloodborne pathogens Bacteria or virus shared or created through blood
Standard precautions Infection control used to prevent transmission of diseases
Contamination Action or state of being made impure
Exposure incident Employee infected or potentially infected by patient
Biohazard A risk to human health or environment
Workplace controls Standard precautions and any other precautions
MRSA Multi drug resistant organisms l
Aseptic handwashing Used to clean hands of any bacteria and pathogens
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HBV Hepatitis B
HCV Hepatitis C
C.diff Very bad
Donning Gown, goggles, mask, gloves
Doffing Gloves, goggles, gown, mask
Isolation Airborne, contact, droplet, reverse
Chain of infection Portal of entry and exit, mode of transmission, reservoir
Standard precautions PPE and handwashing
Created by: Haleyb23