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Infection Control

QuestionAnswer
Organisms that need 02 to reproduce aerobic
Found in decayed materials and contaminated water protozoa
One celled plantlike organism bacteria
smallest microorganism virus
Disease causing microorganism pathogen
a microorganism that does not cause disease nonpathogen
one celled animal organism protozoa
Organisms that don't need 02 to reproduce anaerobic
Inhibit growth of pathogens Antisepsis
Process that destroys pathogens, but not spores and viruses disinfection
Destroys all pathogens, including spores and viruses sterilization
Method to prevent the SPREAD of pathogens Handwashing
Soap is used to wash hands, why? aids in the removal of germs
15 seconds minimal amount of time you should wash your hands
An infection that occurs after admission to a hospital or nursing home Nosocomial Infection
An infection that originates outside of the body exogenous
An infection that originates inside the body endogenous
What are 3 pathogens spread by blood & body fluids? HepA, Hep B & HIV
What federal agency established standards for contamination with blood or body fluids? OSHA
Created by: Ms. Blair