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Clinical 1

Sanitization Cleaning or scrubbing contaminate intruments of formiles to remove tissue,debris, & other contaminants
Handwashing Most important aspects of all infectious control procedures. Proper hand washing removes gross contamination & reduces pathogens that could be transmitted by direct or indirect contact to others.
Disinfection use of chemicals or boiling water to free an item from infectious materials but nots its spores
Pathogen Disease producing microorganism
Normal Flora Microorganisms that are normally found in a specific site.
Reservoir-Wound Location of the infectious agent. People, equipment, food , water , animals & insects( known as vectors)
Infectious Agent- Staph (Bacteria) viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, & rickettsia
Viruses NON TREATABLEpathogen that requires another cell for reproduction.
Bacteria TREATABLEpathogens that live in tissues, characterized by shapesCocci: sphereBacilli: rodSpirilla: spiral
Fungi either uni-cellular(one celled) or multicellular. ( molds mushrooms athletes foot & ringworm)
Parasites Organisms that live on a hostSingle celled: malaria, amoebic dysentery, trichomoniasisMulti: Pinworms,hookworms,& tapewormsEctoparasites: live superficially on another host ( lice, scabies)
Rickettsiae Intracellular parasite that are larger than viruses.Typhus- trasmitted by the body louse.Lyme- ticksRocky Mountain Spotted Fever- ticks
Susceptible Host Eldery, frail, immunosuppressed, chronic disease, Tramua
Portal of Exit-Pus Secretions, Excretions, respiratory droplets, & blood/body fluids
Means of Transmission-Indirect/bumping into Indirect contact, direct contact, bloodborne, airborne, or ingestions
Portal of Entry-Abrasion(non-intact skin) Non-intact skin, mucous membranesSystems: reproductive, digestive, respiratory
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