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Chapter 11: surgical asepsis
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The process of creating and maintaining an area that is completely free of pathogens
The complete distraction of all organisms in spores from equipment used for patient care or procedures
The most commonly use sterilization method: a device that provides steam sterilization under pressure.
An autoclave can reach temperatures under pressure up to:
Items that would be damaged by high temperatures are usually sterilized with a mixture of which gases? Heated to what temp?
A micro organism free area prepared for the use of sterile supplies and equipment
Refers to the awareness of sterile technique and the responsibility for telling the person in charge whenever you can terminate a field or observe it's contamination by someone else
A specific method of using a brush and antimicrobial soap to reduce the number of organisms on the hands and forearms and decrease the rate of microbial growth in the following hours
Surgical hand scrub
An alternative to the conventional surgical hand scrub that involves the use of a non-antimicrobial soap, followed by drawing the skin and applying a surgical alcohol-based skin rub
Surgical hand rub
A temporary molecule, portion of the molecule, or Adam with unpaired electrons in the outer shell
The fastest and safest method for sterilizing items that cannot withstand heat is:
Gas plasma technology
One preparing for a surgical procedure that takes complete sterile attire, which step takes place after the surgical hand scrub?
Put on surgical gown
True or false: when performing imaging procedures in surgery, the radiographer must wear a sterile gowns.
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