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vocab law wk3

vocab law and ethics week 3

asepsis absence of pathogens
aseptic technique procedures, which render and maintain an object or area completely free of pathogens
contaminate introduce microorganisms to a sterile field; transmission of microorganisms from person to person or object to person
dermis deep layer of skin, containing sebaceous and sweat glands, blood vessels, nerves, and hair roots
epidermis outer layer of skin, which varies in thickness
infection invasion of the body by disease-producing microorganisms and the reaction of the tissues to their presence and their toxins
modes of contamination ways by which infecting organisms are transmitted to sterile objects
nonsterile presence of microorganisms
normal flora bacterial population peculiar to a particular body location; made up of transient and resident flora
pathogens microorganisms capable of producing disease
resident flora bacteria, normally present below the skin surface in sebaceaus glands and hair follicles; usually harmless to host but may be pathogenic to others
sterile free of all microorganisms
sterile field area around operative site including furniture covered with sterile drapes and members of the surgical team properly attired
strike- through contamination transmission of microorganisms to a sterile field by moisture that has penetrated the sterile barrier
subungal area area under fingernails
surgical conscience individuals inner awareness of aseptic principles and adherence to aseptic technique in all situations; professional honesty
surgical scrub process of reducing the number of microorganisms fromt he hands and arms to a safe level before participating in an operative procedure
surgically clean condition of skin; exists immediately following the surgical scrub in which bacterial flora has been reduced to be within safe limits; transient flora is reduced, but resident flora is not affected
transient flora organisms present on the epidermis which have been picked up through contact with other objects; easily removed by scrubbing
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