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What is a tiny living animal or plant that causes disease?
What is asepsis?
absence of microorganisms that produce disease; the prevention of infection by maintaining sterile conditions
What asepsis keeps pathogens confined to a specific area (purpose is to reduce amount of pathogens)?
What asepsis is free of all microorganisms?
What type of infection is developed while in a hospital?
What are 6 ways nosocomial infections are spread?
1.transmittion between patients hands
3.air movement or circulation
4.improperly cleansed eating utensils
5.improperly cleansed instruments/equpiment
Where are microorganisms present?
throughout the environment
What happens during the vehicle of transmission?
organism leaves the host
transferred to another person
enters other person (nose, mouth, wound)
person must be susceptible to organism
Where do microorganisms grow best?
Where do microorganisms not grow at?
What is used to sterilize contaminated objects?
What are some barriers to infection?
3.proper removal of contaminated dressings/bandages
What are the 3 most common means of transmission?
What type of isolation is spread primarily by close or direct contact?
Skin infections, GI infections, lice, wound infections, MRSA, scabies, impetigo are all examples of what type of isolation?
What isolation is spread over short distances through the air?
measles, TB, varicella are examples of what isolation?
What isolation is spread by sneezing, coughing, or talking?
Meningitis, influenza, streptococcal pharyngitis, pneumonia are examples of what isolation?
Who is being protected in protective isolation?
patient from caregiver
Who is being protected in isolation?
caregiver from patient
With what isolation is it most important to take clothes off in the specific order?
With what isolation is it most important to put clothes on properly?