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What is aseptic technique?
The precautions taken to prevent contamination thus infection that can lead to delayed post-operative healing
The factors of infection are:
# of microorganisms, virulence of microorganisms, susceptibility of animal, and route of exposure
Rules of Aseptic Technique are to minimize contamination to:
the operative personnel, surgery instruments, equipment, patient, and surgical environment
the destruction of most pathogenic microorganisms on non-living objects. Classified according to spectrum of activity.
the destruction of most pathogenic microorganisms on animate objects. Used during skin preparation.
Asepsic method or mode depends on:
temp., concentration, organisms, surfaces, organic debris, and method of application
Physical methods of asepsis examples:
dry heat, moist heat, radiation, filtration, and ultrasonic vibration
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