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Module One

Infection Control

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An infection which begins after admission. HAI - Hospital Acquired Infection
Autoclaves are equipment that are used for this process. Sterilization
A microscopic living organism. Microbe
Equipment used to protect one's self from blood an body fluids. PPE- Personal Protective Equipment
A special receptacle for soiled items that contain blood or body fluids. Biohazard
Techniques that are used to prevent the spread of microorganisms. Medical Asepsis
Surfaces or items that have pathogenic microbes on them. Contaminated
A microbe that causes disease. Pathogen
A disease causing microbe that lives in blood or body fluids. Blood Borne Pathogens
Destroys only microbes that are pathogenic. Disinfection.
List the chain of infection 1) Source 2) Reservoir 3) Portal of Exit 4) Method of Transmission 5) Portal of Entry 6) Susceptible host
List five ways to protect patients with medical aseptic technique. 1) Cover mouth when sneezing 2) Keep tables clean 3) Use the patient's own equipment 4) Avoid splattering urine 5) Do not sit on patient bed to avoid microbe transfer.
True or false. Sharp objects should be wrapped in paper towels and placed in the garbage can. False
Created by: mstearns