← Jasmine Safe Environment Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Alcohol-based hand rub 60-90% athanol or isopropyl for application to the hands to reduce microorganisms. Assistive device Any item that is beign used by or used in the care of a resident to promote their health and function. Body mechanics Using muscles of the body to make the best use of strength to lift or move objects. Body alignment Position of the body so it can funtion properly. Chain of infection Process involved on the development of infectious disease in people. Contaminated Items or areas considered to have disease-causing organisms. Disinfect Preventing infection by killing most bacteria. Usually contains chlorine. Gait belt Name given to a transfer belt when it is used to assist a resident when walking. Hand hygiene Washing hands with water and either plain soap or soap with detergent containing an antiseptic agent. Or applying an alcohol-based hand rub. HIV Human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS. Host Plant, animal or human that harbors an organism. Infection The establishment of an infective agent in or on a suitable host, producing signs and symptoms. Infection control Practives which help to prevent the development and spread of disease. Intact Unbroken, undamaged. Isolation Practices used to reduce the spread of an infectious agent and/or minimize the transmission of infection. Medical asepsis Procedures used to prevent pathogens from spreading. Microorganism Tiny living bodies that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Can only be seed with a microscope. Pathogen Disease causing microorganism. Germ, Physical restraint Any manual method or physical or mechanical device, material or equipment attached to ones body that the person cannot remove easily which restricts freedom on movement. PPE Personal protective equipement (gown, gloves or mask). Safety Practices that prevent harm or injury. Sputum Mucus coughed up from the lungs. Standard precautions Infection prevention practices that apply to all residents. Sterilization Removing or destroying ALL microorganisms on a surface. Transmission Transfer from one person or place to another. Transfer belt Webbed belt used as a safety device when moving a resident.