sterile to sterile, objects out field of vision or below waste are considered contaminated, if prolonged exposure to air, object touches wet surface and only one inch of sterile field is considered contaminated
destroys microorganisms, but does not destroy spores
method used to kill all microorganisms
what are the 2 types of sterilization?
physical & chemical
steam under pressure, boiling water, radiation or dry heat
gas, iodine, alcohol, and chlorine bleach
what are the steps for removing personal protective equiptment? (PPE)