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infection control

TermDefinition
Pathogen bacteria, virus, or microorganisms that make you sick
aseptic/antiseptic clean, not dirty or contaminated
sterile removes all microorganisms including spores
PPE Personal Protective equipment; mask, gown, gloves, safety goggles, steel toe boots, hard hat
bacteria one celled tiny living things that you can only see with a microscope with no nucleus (brain) sometimes cause sickness
virus microorganism(tiny living thing) that must live in a human or animal that copies itself and destroys the cell information
CDC Center for Disease control, ( federal agency) promotes public health
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration, prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths.
Dermatitits swollen, irritated, or chapped skin
Microorganisms tiny living things that can only be seen with a microscope
Antimicrobial kills microorganisms or stops their growth
Transient flora short term or passing bacteria on the skin by direct hand to hand touching
Emollient quality of softening or soothing the skin
Venipuncture puncture of a vein , creating a hole in a vein with a needle
Created by: heather.sliger