the absence of pathogenic microorganisms
a temperature or chemical that destroys bacteria
the prevention of growth and reproduction of bacteria
broad spectrum antibiotics
antibiotics that eliminate a wide range of normal flora organisms, not just those causing infection
when a microorganism is present or invades a host, grows and/or multiplies but does not cause infection
an infectious disease that can be transmitted directly from one person to another
an infection that occurs when part of the client's flora becomes altered and an overgrowth results
cause and effect of an infection
fluid and cells that are discharged from cells or blood vessels ex. pus or serum
fragile tissue that assumes the form of scar tissue, not strong
a type of HAI from a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure.
principles and procedures to prevent and control infection and its spread, applies to all blood and body fluids except sweat.