Alcohol-based hand rub
60-90% athanol or isopropyl for application to the hands to reduce microorganisms.
Any item that is beign used by or used in the care of a resident to promote their health and function.
Using muscles of the body to make the best use of strength to lift or move objects.
Position of the body so it can funtion properly.
Chain of infection
Process involved on the development of infectious disease in people.
Items or areas considered to have disease-causing organisms.
Preventing infection by killing most bacteria. Usually contains chlorine.
Name given to a transfer belt when it is used to assist a resident when walking.
Washing hands with water and either plain soap or soap with detergent containing an antiseptic agent. Or applying an alcohol-based hand rub.
Human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS.
Plant, animal or human that harbors an organism.
The establishment of an infective agent in or on a suitable host, producing signs and symptoms.
Practives which help to prevent the development and spread of disease.
Practices used to reduce the spread of an infectious agent and/or minimize the transmission of infection.
Procedures used to prevent pathogens from spreading.
Tiny living bodies that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Can only be seed with a microscope.
Disease causing microorganism. Germ,
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.
Personal protective equipement (gown, gloves or mask).
Practices that prevent harm or injury.
Mucus coughed up from the lungs.
Infection prevention practices that apply to all residents.
Removing or destroying ALL microorganisms on a surface.
Transfer from one person or place to another.
Webbed belt used as a safety device when moving a resident.