MAI120 Ch2

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MAI120 Ch2
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2010-12-03 13:14:59
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Medical Asepsis and the OSHA Standard: Key Terms
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  1. A microorganism that needs oxygen in order to live and grow.
    Aerobe
  2. A microorganism that grows best in the absence of oxygen.
    Anaerobe
  3. An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth.
    Antiseptic
  4. Free from infection or pathogens.
    Asepsis
  5. Pathogenic microorganisms capable of causing disease that are present in human blood.
    Bloodborne pathogens
  6. Slender hairlike processes.
    Cilia
  7. To soil or to make impure.
    Contaminate
  8. A specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, nonintact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that results from an employee's duties.
    Exposure incident
  9. The process of cleaning or sanitizing the hands.
    Hand hygiene
  10. The condition in which the body or part of the body is invaded by a pathogen.
    Infection
  11. A microscopic plant or animal.
    Microorganism
  12. Skin that has a break in the surface.
    Nonintact skin
  13. A microorganism that does not normally cause disease.
    Nonpathogen
  14. Reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee's duties.
    Occupational exposure
  15. An infection resulting from a defective immune system that cannot defend the body from pathogens normally found in the environment.
    Oppurtunistic infection
  16. The temperature at which an organism grows best.
    Optimum growth temperature
  17. A disease-producing microorganism.
    Pathogen
  18. The degree to which an a solution is acidic or basic.
    pH
  19. Treatment administered to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent the disease.
    Post-exposure prophylaxis
  20. Any wast containing infectious material that may pose a threat to health and safety.
    Regulated medical waste
  21. The organism that becomes infected by a pathogen and also serves as a source of transfer of pathogen to others.
    Resevoir host
  22. Easily affected: lacking resistance.
    Susceptible
  23. Microorganisms that reside on the superficial skin layers and are picked up in the course of daily activities.
    Transient flora

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