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Medical Asepsis

osha standards

microorganism that needs oxygen to live & grow Areobe
microorganism that grows best in the absence of oxygen anaerobe
an agent that inhibits the growth of or kills microorganisms antiseptic
free from infection or pathogens; the actions practices to make & maintain an area or object free from infection or pathogens asepsis
slender hairlike projection that constantly beat toward the outsideto remove micoorganisms from the body cilia
to soil or to make impure. an aseptic object becomes "this" when it touches something that is not clean contaminate
The use of phycical or chemical means to remove inactivte or destroy pathogens on a surface or items to the point where they are no longer capable of transmitting infections particales Decontamination
The condition in which the body or part of it is invaded by a pathogen infection
process of cleansing or sanitizing the hands hand hygiene
practices that are employed to reduce the number & hinder the transmitssion or pathogens medical asepsis
microscopic plant or animal microorganism
skin that has a break in the surface. It includes, but is not limited to abrasions cuts hangnails paper cuts nonintact skin
microorganism that does not normally produce diseases nonpathogen
infection that results from a defective immune system that can not defend the body from pathogens normally found in the enviroment opportunistic infection
the temperature at which an organism grows best optimum growth temperature
taken into the body throught the piercing of the skin barrier or mucous membranes, such as through needlesticks, human bites cuts and abrasions parenteral
a disease-producing microorganism pathogen
relating to the period shortly before and after birth perinatal
treatment administered to an individual after exposure to and infectious disease to prevent the disease postexposure prophylaxis (pep)
medical waste that poses a threat to health & safety regulated medical waste (rmw)
organism that becomes infected by a pathogen and seves as a source of transfer of the pathogen to others reservior host
harmless nonpathogeic microorganisms that normally reside on skin and ushually do not cause disease, also known as normal flora resident flora
easily affected; lacking resistance susceptible
microorganisms that reside on the superficial skin layers & are picked up in the course of daily activities. they are often pathogenic but can be removed easliy from the skin by sanitizing the hands transient flora
Created by: Breanneharber