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clinical technique

A microorganism that needs oxygen in order to live and grow aerobe
A microorganism tha grows best in the absence of oxygen anaerobe
An agent that inhibits the growth of or kills microorganisms antiseptic
Free from infection or pathogens; the actions practiced to make and maintain an area object free from infection or pathogens asepsis
Slender, hairline projections cilia
To soil or to make impure. An aseptic object is contaminated when it touches something that is not clear contaminate
The use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy bloodborne pathogens on a surface or item to the point where they are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles decontamination
The process of cleaning or sanitizing the hands hand hygiene
The condition in which the body, or part of it, is invaded by a pathogen infection
Practices that are employed to reduce the number and hinder the transmission of pathogens medical asepsis
A microscopic plant or animal microorganism
Skin that has a break in the surface. This includes, but is not limited to, abrasions, cuts, hangnails, paper cuts, and burns nonintact skin
A microorganism that does not normally produce disease nonpathogen
An infection that results from a defective immune system that cannot defend the body from pathogens normally found in the enviornment opportunistic infection
The temperature at which an organism grows best optimum growth temperature
Taken into the body throught he piercing of the skin barrier or mucous membranes, such as through a needle stick, human bites, cuts, and abrasions parenteral
A disease producing microoganism pathogen
Relating to the period shortly before and after birth perinatal
The degree to which a solution is acidic or basic pH
Treatment administered to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent the disease post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
Medical waste that poses a threat to health and safety regulated medical waste
The organism that becomes infected by a pathogen and also serves as a source of transfer of the pathogen to others reservoir host
Harmless, nonpathogenic microorganisms that normally reside on the skin and usually do not cause disease resident flora (aka-normal flora)
Easily affected; lacking resistance susceptible
Microorganisms that reside on the superficial skin layers and are picked up in the course of daily activities. They are often pathogenic but can be easily removed from the skin by sanitizing the hands transient flora
Name common types of microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, and animal parasites
Created by: kduvall20
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