MOD B UIT 2 VOCAB
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MOD B UIT 2 VOCAB
INFECTION CONTROL ASEPSIS
INFECTION CONTROL AND ASEPSIS
Microorganisms that do not require oxygen to grow?
Rod shaped bacteria that occur singly, in pairs, and chains. They form hard walled capsules and are difficult to kill?
Single-cell microorganisms that multiply rapidly, they are classified according to shape and arrangement?
Destruction or inhibition of the activity of pathogens but has not spores. Scrubbing and soaking in chemical agents destroys pathogens but has no effect on spores.
Infectious organism that needs a host to live or survive, cannot live outside the body? Smaller than bacteria.
Disease-producing microorganisms that cause infection on weakend immune systems?
Hazard communication standard that allows each employee to know of potential exposure?
"Right to Know" law
Process that reduces the number of microorganisms on an item and is the lowest level of infection control?
Bacteria with a hard wall capsule that is resistant to heat?
Type of bacteria that appear in clusters?
Process that destroys all microorganisms including spores, occurs by using heat, steam under pressure, gas, UV light, or chemicals?
Chemical indicator embedded within the center of a wrapped, dense pack that shows conditions for sterilization within the pack?
Type of bacteria that appear in chains?
Person, insect, or animal that can be infected easily by a particular microorganism?
Smallest of all microorganisms, visible only under electron microscopy?
the guidelines for Standard Precautions?
Centers of Disease control and prevention (CDC)
mandates and enforces
the use of Standard Precautions?
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
What are non-pathogens that occur naturally on the skin and fight off infection when they remain in their normal location?
Gloves reduce hand contamination by what average?
What is the primary method used to sterilize instruments in the medical office
What are the 3 primary conditions that must be met for steam sterilization to occur?
Pressure of 15 pounds
Temperature of 250-270 F
Appropriate time period depending on size of pack or instrument
What is the only true indication that an item is sterile?
T or F
Sanitization occurs by using heat, steam under pressure, gas, UV light, and chemicals?
False - Sterilization.
What is the way microorganisms are transmitted to other hosts?
Direct or indirect methods of transmission
What is the length of time that a paper or muslin wrapped autoclaved item can be stored?