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process used to destroy microorganisms; destroys all pathogentic organisms except spores
infection in which the causative organism comes from microbial life the person himself/herself harbors
Heath-care associated infection (HAI)
an infection that was not present on admission to the hospital and develops during the course of treatment for other conditions
Personal-Protective equipment (PPE)
gloves, gowns, masks, and protective eye gear designed to minimize/prevent the heath-care worker's exposure to infectious material
CDC precautions used in the care of all patients regardless of their diagnosis/possible infection status
(1) the process by which all microorganisms including spores are destroyed (2) surgical procedure performance to render a person infertile
CDC precautions used in patients known/suspected to be infected with pathogens that can be transmitted by airborne, droplet, or contact routes
nonhuman carriers, such as mosquitoes, ticks, and lice, that transmit organisms from one host to another
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