Medical/Surgical Asepsis and Infection Control

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  1. ANTISEPTIC
    A SUBSTANCE THAT TENDS TO INHIBIT THE GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION OF MICROORGANISMS; MAY BE USED ON HUMANS
  2. ASEPSIS
    FREE OF PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS
  3. CARRIER
    PERSON OR ANIMAL WHO HARBORS AND SPREADS AN ORGANISM CAUSING DISEASE IN OTHERS BUT DOES NOT ITSELF BECOME ILL
  4. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CNTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
    FEDERAL AGENCY THAT PROVIDES FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR INVESTIGATION, IDENTIFICATION, PREVENTION, AND CONTROL OF DISEASE; HEADQUARTERED IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA
  5. CONTAMINATION
    CONDITION OF BEING SOILED, STAINED, TOUCHED, OR OTHERWISE EXPOSED TO HARMFUL AGENTS BY THE ENTRY OF INFECTIOUS OR TOXIC MATERIAL INTO A PREVIOUSLY CLEAN OR STERILE ENVIRONMENT; MAKING AN OBJECT POTENTIALLY UNSAFE FOR USE AS INTENDED
  6. DISINFECTION
    PROCESS BY WHICH PATHOGENS, BUT NECESSARILY THEIR SPORES, ARE DESTROYED
  7. DOUBLE BAGGING
    INFECTION CONTROL PRACTICE OF PLACING A BAG OF CONTAMINATED ITEMS INTO ANOTHER BAG THAT IS CLEAN AND HELD OUTSIDE THE ISOLATION ROOM
  8. ENDOGENOUS
    GROWING WITHIN THE BODY; ORIGINATING FROM WITHIN THE BODY, OR PRODUCED FROM INTERNAL CAUSES, SUCH AS A DISEASE CAUSE BY THE STRUCTURAL OF FUNCTION FAILURE OF AN ORGAN OR SYSTEM
  9. EXOGENOUS
    OUTSIDE THE BODY; ORIGINATING OUTSIDE OF THE BODY OR PRODUCED FROM EXTERNAL CAUSES, SUCH AS A DISEASE CAUSED BY A BACTERIAL OR VIRAL AGENT FOREIGN TO THE BODY
  10. FOMITE
    NONLIVING MATERIAL, SUCH AS BED LINENS, STETHOSCOPE, NEEDLES, AND MANY OTHER OBJECTS THAT MAY CARRY ABOUT PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS
  11. HOST
    A PERSON OR GROUP WHO, BECAUSE OF RISK FACTORS, MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DISEASE OR ILLNESS; AN ORGANISM IN WHICH ANOTHER, USUALLY PARASITIC, ORGANISM IS NOURISHED AND HARBORED
  12. INFECTION CONTROL
    THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF A HOSPITAL OR OTHER HEALTH CARE FACILITY TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF NOSOCOMIAL OR COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED INFECTION SPREADING TO PATIENTS OR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE STAFF
  13. ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS
    PRACTICES OF INFECTION CONTROL TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE THE TRANSMISSION OF PATHOGENS; PRECAUTIONS INCLUDE WEARIN PROTECTIVE APPAREL SUCH AS GOWNS, GLOVES, AND MASKS AND FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE FOR DOUBLE BAGGING
  14. MEDICAL ASEPSIS
    A GROUP OF TECHNIQUES THAT INHIBIT THE GROTH AND SPEAD OF PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS. SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS CLEAN TECHNIQUE
  15. MICROORGANISM
    ANY TINY (USUALLY MICROSCOPIC) ENTITY CAPABLE OF CARRYING ON LIVING PROCESSES; KINDS OF MICROORGANISMS INCLUDE BACTERIA, FUNGI, PROTOZOA, AND VIRUSES; SEEN ONLY BY A MICROSCOPE
  16. NOSOCOMIAL INFECTION
    AN INFECTION ACQUIRED IN A HOSPITAL OR ANY OTHER HEALTH CARE FACILITY; AN INFECTION ACQUIRED AT LEAST 72 HOURS AFTER ADMISSION
  17. RESERVOIR
    ANY NATURAL HABITAT OF A MICROORGANISM THAT PROMOTES GROTH AND REPRODUCTION
  18. SPORES
    SPECIALIZED STRUCTURE ROUND BODY THAT IS FORMED BY THE BACTERIUM IN THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF OXYGEN
  19. STANDARD PRECAUTIONS
    A SET OF GUIDELINES SET FORTH BY THE CDC TO REDUCE THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION OF BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND PATHOGENS FOR MOIST BODY SUBSTANCES. LIKE HANDWASHING AND THE USE OF GLOVE, MASKS, EYE PROTECTION, AND GOWNS WHEN APPROPIATE FOR PATIENT CONTACT
  20. STERILIZATION
    A PROCESS BY WHICH ALL MICROORGANISMS, INCLUDING THEIR SPORES, ARE DESTROYED
  21. SURGICAL ASEPSIS
    A GROUP OF TECHNIQUES THAT DESTROY ALL MICROORGANISMS AND THEIR SPORES (STERILE TECHNIQUE)
  22. VECTOR
    A LIVING CARRIER FOR TRANSMISSION OF MICROOGANISMS
  23. VEHICLE
    THE MEANS BY WHICH ORGANISMS ARE CARRIED ABOUT
  24. VIRULENT
    HAVING THE POWER TO PRODUCE DISEASE; OF OR PERTAINING TO A VERY PATHOGENIC OR RAPIDLY PROGRESSIVE CONDITION

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