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Sterile Tech lab


Asepsis free of pathogenic microorganisms; two types are medical and surgical
medical asepsis methods that inhibit the growth of microorganisms (clean technique)
surgical asepsis destroys all microorganisms(sterile technique)
What ways can a sterile field become contaminated? non-sterile obj placed on field, out of the range of vision or held below waist level, prolonged exposure to air, becomes wet
T or F 3 inch border is considered contaminated False. A 1 inch border is considered to be contaminated
What is the 1st step in sterile technique washing hands
What is the best rule to remember when involved with sterile fields? sterile to sterile=sterile, non-sterile to sterile=contaminated
Created by: laceynickie