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the number of microbes or organic debris that exist at a given time is referred to as ____
which pathogen leads in the percentage of surgical site infections?
nonliving particleStaphylococcus aureus
fluid bottles may be recapped and reused under what conditions?
none: the bottle may not be recapped
the physical removal of blood and body fluids or gross debris from an inanimate object is called_____.
when stainless steel instruments are manually cleaned a ______should be used to avoid scratching the surface of the instrument
back and forth motion
the type of chemical cleaner that is least corrosive to surgical instruments is a
neutral pH product
the _____ is used to remove small organic particles and soil from areas of instruments that are difficult to clean manually
to avoid damage, stainless steel instruments should NOTbe placed next to ______in the washer sterilizer.
instruments made from other metals
at the end of the washer sterilizationcycle, instruments are NOT considered
appropriate for use on the patient
to prevent the formation of condensate in nested basins(double basin) what must be done?
seperate the basins with a towel
the term used to describe when both organisms benefit from and depend on one another to a certain extent is known as
bacteria that reside naturally within the human body and cause no disease unless the opportunity arises are known as
bacteria are identified by the shape and form they assume. which of the following is the shape and form of streptococci?
chain of round bacteria
bacteria is also classified by its need for oxygen and carbon dioxide. which type of bacteria grow best in high concentration of carbon dioxide?
which classificaton is given to bacteria that can survive in an environment with or without oxygen?
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