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vaccine

a special preparation made from microorganisms that is administered to a person to have increased immunity to a disease

dose

the quantity to be administered at one time

immunization

administration of a vaccine or toxid to protect susceptible individuals from infectious disease

informed consent

explaining the risks and benifits of an immunization

autoclave

most common method of sterilizing equipment and instruments

biopsy

surgical removal of tissue for later microscopic examination

abscess

collection of pus as a result to infection

laceration

jagged open wound in the skin

debridment

removal of dead tissue from a wound

ligature

suture meaterials

anesthesia

loss of sensation

anesthetic

medication that causes anethesia

incision

surgical wound from cutting body tissue

suture

surgical stitches

puncture

deep wound from sharp object

sterile field

area free of microorganisms that will be used as a work area during a surgical procedure

mayo stand

a movable stainless steel instrument tray on a stand

sterilization indicator

confirms that items in the autoclave have been exposed to the right temp, correct volume of steam, and correct time.

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