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center of disease control and prevention
federal agency responsible for establishing guidelines to prevent the spread of disease-producing microorganism
contact with blood o other biohazardous and infectious materials that occur at work
method by wich microorganisms are transmitted other than by person to person contact
material safety data sheet
fact sheet about chemicals that includes handling precautions and first-aid procedures after a person has been exposed to a chemical
microorganisms that live in a particular species of insect and are transmitted through its bite
right to know law
hazard communication standard that allows each employee to know of potential exposure problems
chemical indicator embedded within the center of a wrapped, dense pack that shows conditions for sterilization within the pack
person, insect, or animal that can be infected easily by a particular microorganism
cleaning the hands with an antiseptic solution using a prescribed time and action to remove most microorganisms possible
are found in the air we breathe, on our skin, on everything we touch, and even in our food
OSHA mandates that employers must provide
an exposure control plan, implementatiom of engineering controls, PPEs
the CDC recommends the use of
alcohol based handcrubs by all health care providers during patient care
are equipment and facilities that minimaze the possibility of exposure to microorganisms
carrier and reservoir host
is an infected person who has disease causing germs but not have symptoms of the disease
a device that is impregnated with a special dye that changes color when exposed to the sterilization process
a method by wich microorganism are transmitted other than via person to person contact
is the removal of all microorganism both pathogenic and nonpathogenic from an object
conditions that must be met for steam sterilization to occur
appropriate time period depending on size of surgiacal pack or instrument, pressure of 15 pounds, temperature of 250 to 270 F
maintaining the hands in a clean state by using soap and water, antiseptic solution or alcohol based hand rubs
established polices and procedures that must be followed to minimize the risk of spreding diseaseproducing microorganisms
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