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Ch. 14

Fundamentals of Nursing Care Chapter 14, Medical Asepsis/Infection Control

Types of pathogens bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, and helminths
minuscule living bodies that need a microscope to be seen microorganism
microorganisms causing infection in humans pathogens
plants and animals normally found in the body normal flora and fauna
maintaining a sterile enviornment such as that found in operating rooms surgical asepsis
performing procedures in such a way that no pathogens will enter the patient's body when inserting tubes or giving injections sterile technique
when to use hand hygiene when arriving to nursing unit, after returning to until from break or meals, after using the restroom, anytime your hands are visibly dirty
Created by: loweunde