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NA midterm review

What is the number one defense against infection? Handwashing
What does OSHA stand for? Occupational Safety and Health Administration
What year was OSHA developed? 1970 and became effective in 1992
What is normal flora? Normal bacteria
What is immunity? ability to form resistance against pathogens and diseases that they cause
Describe humoral immunity versus cell mediated immunity? Humoral immunity is antigen specific and Cell mediated immunity is white blood cells
Define medical asepsis practices which help to reduce the number and hinder the transfer of pathogens. Example: boiling, disinfection, dusting, vacuuming
Define surgical asepsis practices which render and keep objects and areas free from all microorganisms including pathogens. This practice is utilized in operating rooms,during surgical procedures and with the equipment involved.
What is the length of time articles remain sterile? 30 days
What is an autoclave? Steam under pressure sterilization
How many minutes for boiling technique? 20 to 30 minutes
What is the most common disinfectant used? Alcohol
What is sanitation? The cleansing process
What is important to remember about transfer forceps? must not touch anything and hold tips downward
Created by: lecopple1