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Safety in Phlebotomy

Definitions of terms for Safety in the Lab

autoclave instrument for sterilizing that uses steam under pressure
autogenous infection infection from one's own flora
bloodborne pathogen a pathogen that is spread by blood and body fluids containing blood
chemical hazard any element, chemical compound, or mixture of elements and /or compounds that causes physical or health hazards
communicable disease disease that is spread from person to person
disease specific isolation isolation based on the type of disease infecting the patient
exposure control plan these are controls that isolate or remove bloodborne pathogens hazardous for the workplace
latex allergy an allergy to natural rubber latex
local infection an infection affecting only one area of the body
nosocomial infection infection as a result of a hospital or health facility stay
PPE equipment that is used to protect the health cae worker from exposure to blood and body fluids
sharps container specially labeled puncture-resistant containers for the disposal of sharp items
systemic infection an infection affecting the entire body
universal precautions a principle to protect health care workers from infections as a result to exposure to body fluids
indirect contact transfer of infective material via an object
vehicle transer ofinfective material through contaminated items
airborne droplets that transfer on air currents
vector transmission by insects
"R" in RACE Rescue
"A" in RACE Alarm
direct contact physical transfer of infective material from the source to susceptible host
droplet droplests that travel 1 meter or less from the infected individual
recordkeeping the maintaining of information and records of any job-related injuries
disease-specific isolation isolation based on the type of disease infecting the patient
category-specific isolation isolation based on the category of isolation
HBV hepatitis
AFB acid-fast bacillus
"C" in RACE contain the fire
"E" in RACE extinguish/evacuate
HIV human immunoceficiency virus
Created by: katyrn26