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Infection Control

A disease-causing microorganism. Pathogen
Sterile; preventing infection. Aseptic
The removal or destruction of infected material or organisms. Clean Technique
The procedure used by healthcare workers when performing or assisting with sterile procedures. Sterile Technique
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome; a viral disease caused by the human immunodefuiciency virus (HIV) which destroys the immune system and renders the patient suseptible to other infections. Contracted through blood and other body fluids; incurable. AIDS
Inflammation of the liver caused by a virus and spread by the fecal-oral route either from poor handwashing or contaminated food. Hepatitis A
Inflammation of the liver caused by a virus and spread through contact with infected blood and body fluids. It is the most common form contracted by healthcare workers. Hepatitis B
Guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for protecting healthcare workers from exposure to blood-borne pathogens in body secretions. Universal Precautions
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