terminology week 2

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  1. OPIM
    other potentially infectious materials
  2. Bloodborne Pathogens
    germs transmitted from to another through contact w/blood or OPIM
  3. Good Samaritans
    first aid a person voluntarily gives to another person
  4. Occupational exposure
    a reasonable anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact w/blood or OPIM that may result from the performance of employees duties
  5. Needlestick safety and prevention act
    required employers to identify, evaluate, and implement safer medical devices
  6. Engineering controls
    devices that isolate orremove the bloodborne pathogen hazard from the workplace
  7. Sharps
    general term for any device or item that may accidentally penetrate the skin of a person handling it
  8. Sharps Container
    a container that is leakproof, resistant to puncture or other damage, able to be securely closed and labeled w/a biohazard warning allowing safe disposal of used sharps
  9. Eye wash station
    used to flush a substance that has splashed in the eyes
  10. work place controls
    controls that reduce the likelihood of exposure by altering the manner in which a task is performed
  11. Decontamination
    the uses of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy bloodborne pathogens on a surface or item so that it is no longer
  12. Sterilize
    means to use a chemical or physical procedure to destroy al microbial life on the item
  13. Regulated waste
    blood or OPIM, items w/dried blood, cotaminated sharps, and lab specimens cotaining blood or OPIM
  14. Universal Biohazard Symbol
    used to mark all containers intended for disposal of infectious materials
  15. Personal Protective Equipment
    consists of barriers suchas gloves, jumpsuits or aprons, eyeshields or goggles, face masks or face shields, and caps and booties that are worn to protect from exposure to blood and OPIM
  16. Body Substance Isolation (BSI)
    an approach that defines all body fluids and substances as infectious
  17. Exposure Incident
    an exposure to blood or OPIM
  18. Exposure report form
    a required form documenting an exposure incident that is kept in the employees file
  19. Exposure control plan
    required by OSHA for employers to have a plan to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  20. Universal precautions
    treat all body fluids as potential pathogens
  21. epidemic
  22. pandemic
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terminology week 2
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