phlebotomy vocabulary

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infection

presence and growth of microorganism

microorganism

an extremely small microscopic living body

microbe

small microscopic organism

nonpathogenic

nondisease producing microbe

pathogenic

capable of causing disease

pathogen

organism capable of causing disease, condition or infection

chain of infection

a series of events that lead to an infection

causative organism

organism responsible for causing an infection

host

person or substance that houses a pathogen

carrier

person that does not have symptoms but can transfer a disease

mode of exit

the way a pathogen gets out of a host

susceptible host

someone at risk for contracting a disease

means of transmission

method by which the microorganisms can be transferred

isolation

a way to help prevent the spread of disease

HIV

a retrovirus that causes immunodeficiency syndrome

hepatitis B HBV

blood borne pathogen that can cause severe to chronic infection

blood borne pathogen

infectious microorganisms found in blood and body fluid

fomites

objects that can harbor microorganism

biohazzardous

anything that is harmful to humans

asepsis

free from disease

invasive procedure

procedure that requires penetration of the skin, must be sterile

strike through

contamination caused by a pathogen transported from a sterile to non sterile area

biological hazzards

materials that are dangerous to health

sharps

any item that can puncture

enviromental protection agency

federal agency that regulates harmful substances in a facility

chemoprophylaxis

use of a drug or chemical to prevent disease

strict isolation

patient completely separated

enteric isolation

bacteria comes from intestinal tract

drainage/secretion

bacteria comes from skin infection, open wounds

AFB

isolation is required tuberculosis

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