Preventive Medicine and Infection Control (Chapter 9)

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  1. The state of being free of pathogenic organisms is known as what?
  2. What is Bioburden?
    The number of micro-organisms contaminating an object
  3. What is a diagnostic test of a prevacuum sterilizer's ability to remove air from the chamber and detect air leaks? (Not a sterility)
    Bowie-Dick Type Test
  4. What is Contaminated?
    Presence of blood or other potentially infectious material on an item or surface.
  5. What is Spray-Wipe-Spray?
    An acceptable method of cleaning and disinfecting.
  6. Process that "destroys all types" and forms of micro-organisms is known as what?
  7. Most viruses are susceptible to immersion in boiling water for at least 20 minutes.
    True or False
  8. What is one of the most important procedures in preventing the transfer of micro-organisms?
    Hand Washing
  9. What contains 70 percent isopropyl alcohol and virtually disinfects the skin in 20 seconds?
    • Waterless hand washing agents
    • ( Example: PURELL)
  10. Taken to destroy pathogenic organisms remaining after the patient is discharged from isolation is known as what?
    Terminal disinfection
  11. For DTRs, at the beginning of the day flush each of the unit water lines and hoses for at least 1 minute, even if their use is not anticipated and flush for at least 30 seconds between patients.
    True or False
  12. Do not store without refrigeration for more that (how many) days?
  13. Never use an outdated article; However, what are the procedures in reusing an outdated article?
    • 1. Unwrap it
    • 2. Inspect it
    • 3. Rewrap it in a "NEW" wrapper for sterilization.
  14. What is the purpose of the surgical hand scrub?
    It is to reduce resident and transient skin flora (bacteria) to a minimum.
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Preventive Medicine and Infection Control (Chapter 9)
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