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used for patients known or suspected to be infected with pathogens transmitted by airborne droplet nuclei, small particles of evaporated droplets taht contain microorganisms and remain suspended in the air or on dust particles
aseptic control that inhibits,retards growth of,or kills pathogenic organisms;not effective against spores and viruses
piece of equipment used to sterilize articles by way of steam under pressure and/or dry heat
the cleaning proces employed in an ultrasonic unit ; bubbles explode to drive cleaning solution onto article being cleaned
substances or solutions are used to disinfect articles; does not always kill spores and viruses
must be followed for by any patients known or suspected to be infected with epidermiologically important microorganisms that can be transmitted by either direct or indirect contact
aseptic control method that destroys pathogens but does not usually kill spores and viruses
must be followed by patient known or suspected to be infected with pathogens transmitted by large particle droplets expelled during coughing, sneezing, talking, or laughing
inflamation of the liver caused by hepatitis B virus HBV which is transmitted sexually or by exposure to contaminated blood or body fluids
mode of transmission
way in which a pathogen can be transmitted to another reservoir or host where it can live
personal protective equipment
items such as gloves, gowns, masks, protective eyewear,and hair coverings are used to protect the nurse from infectious organisms
technique used to provide care to patients requiring protection from organisms in the eniviroment
recommendations that must be followed to prevent transmission of pathogenic organisms by way of blood and body fluids
process that results in total destruction of all microorganisms; also, surgical procedure that prevents conception of a child
transmission-based isolation precautions
method or technique of caring for patients who have communicable diseases
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