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First Person to Record Microorganisms as being responsible for hospital-acquired infections
Standard Designed to Protect Employees against occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens
OSHA Blood borne Pathogen Standard
Immunity that results when a person contracts a disease and recovers from it
Naturally Acquired Immunity
EPA-Registered intermediate-level disinfectant with broad spectrum disinfecting action
Synthetic Phenol Compound
Disinfectant which destroys TB, viruses, fungi, and vegetative bacteria - used for disinfecting dental operatories
Disinfectant which destroys certain viruses and fungi, used for general housekeeping (walls, floors)
Strips known as Spore Tests, contain bacterial spores to determine whether sterilizer is working
Instruments that come into contact with oral tissues but do not penetrate bone
Tapes, Strips or Tabs that change color when they reach a certain temperature
Device that loosens and removes debris with the use of sound waves traveling through liquid
Federal Agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for prevention of work-related disease and injury
The absence of Pathogens, or disease-causing microorganisms. Used to describe the prevention of Infection.
Conditions Present for Infection to Occur (3)
1. Susceptible Host 2. Sufficient Pathogen (in strength or number) 3. Portal of Entry
Process which kills disease-causing microorganisms, but not necessarily all forms of life
The best time to clean and disinfect dental prosthesis or impression
Immediately after removal from patient's mouth
Scrap Amalgam should be collected and stored in
A Designated, dry, airtight container (May include Neutralizer)
How many hours must instruments be submerged in Glutaraldehyde in order to achieve Sterilization
A Liquid Soap used for Hand scrubbing may include
Iodine Surgical Scrub, Chlorohexadine Soap, Hexachlorophene Soap, Antimicrobial Soap etc.
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