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Practice of reducing the number of microorganisms or preventing and reducing transmission of microorganisms from one person to another
microorganisms outside the body that cause infection
Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
infections that patients aquire when in a healthcare facility
PPE (personal protective aquipment)
barrier equipment that includes gloves, eye protection, gowns, and masks
chemicals that decrease the number of pathogens in an area
microorganisms present within the person's body that cause infection
Centers for Disease Control
practices that minimize or eliminate organisms that can cause infection and disease
therapy that invades the body by means other than normal
What is the most common nosocomial infection?
When providing routine patient care, which type of handwashing is most appropriate?
Use antimocrobial soap or detergent to perform asepsis.
The minimum time to scrub hands, wrists, and lower forearms is:
Healthcare workers can develop latex allergies due to:
the powder in latex gloves
Soaps work as antimicrobial agents by:
lowering surface tension of oil on the skin.