Infection control principles and practices

Occupantional Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
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StreptococciPus-forming bacteria arranged in curved lines resembling a string of beads. They cause infections such as strep throat and blood poisoning.BacilliRod-shaped bacteria that are the cause of tuberculosis or lock jawSprillaspiral shaped bacteria that cause Lyme disease, syphilisInflammationA condition in which the body reacts to injury, irritation, or infection; characterized by redness, heat, pain, and swelling.Local infectionSuch as a pimple of a abscess , confined to a particular part of the bodyVirusA parasitic submicroscopic particle that infects and resides in cells of biological organisms.DermatophytesA type of fungi that causes skin, hair, and nail infections.tinea pedisA ringworm fungus of the footTinea versicolorAlso known as sun spots; a noncontagious fungal infection which is characterized by white or varicolored patches on the skin and is often found on arms and legs.Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Quats)Disinfectants that are very effective when used properly in the salon.Phenolic disinfectantsPowerful tuberculocidal disinfectants. They are a form of formaldehyde, have a very high pH, and can damage the skin and eyes.Sodium hypochloritebleach