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Infection Control

Test items for Safety and Infection Control

Microorganisms small, living organism not visible to the naked eye.
Nonpathogens are normal flora, may be beneficial
Pathogens cause infection and disease, some times called "germs".
5 main classes of microbes A. Bacteria B. Protozoa C. Fungi D. Viruses E. Parasites
Bacteria simple, one-celled organisms, multiple rapidly.
3 groups of bacteria cocci, bactilli, spirilla
Bacteria are classified based on their shape and arrangement
Cocci (def) bacteria, round, spherical
Cocci (ex) gonorrhea, meningitis, pneumonia
streptococci (def) cocci that occur in a chain are called
streptococci (ex) strep throat rheumatic fever
staphylococci (def) cocci that occur in a cluster or group are called
staphylococci (ex) MRSA
Bacilli (def) bacteria, rod shaped, occur single, pairs, chains, many have flagella,may form spores or thick walls when conditions are bad
Bacilli (ex) tetanus pertussis diphtheria typhoid
Created by: bgoulding