NRS 215 infection terms
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The absence of disease producing microorganisms; being free from infection
A disease-producing microorganism
Pathogens enter the body and cause an alteration in normal tissue function; an illness produced by the action of microorganisms in the human body
- Practicesdesigned to prevent the transmission of microorganisms
- Process by which something is rendered unclean and presumed to harbor pathogens. Objects used by clients, floors, inside of sinks, and sink handles are always considered contaminated.
Process by which pathogens, but not necessarilyspores, are destroyed
Substance, usually intended for use on inanimate objects, that destroys pathogens but generally not spores
Substance, usually intended for use on persons, that inhibits the growth of pathogens but does not necessarily destroy them
- Practices designed to reduce the number of and transfer of pathogens; also called “clean” technique
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