Flashcards in 115 Unit 6 Deck (77)
____ are safeguards designed to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious agents through the air a person breathes.
____ are immunoglobulins, essential to the immune system, that are produced by lymphoid tissue in response to bacteria, viruses, or other antigens.
____ is a substance usually a protein, that causes the formation of an antibody and reacts specifically with that antibody.
____ is the absence of germs or microorganisms.
____ is any health care procedure in which added precautions are used to proven contamination of a person, object, or area y microorganisms.
____ are persons or animals who harbor and spread an organism that causes disease in others but do not become ill.
____ is the presence and multiplication of microorganisms without tissue invasion or damage.
____ is any disease that can be transmitted from one person or animal to another by direct or indirect contact or by vectors.
____ are safeguards designed to reduce risk of transmission of epidemiologically important microorganisms by direct or indirect contact.
____ is the process of destroying all pathogenic organisms, except spores.
____ are safeguards designed to reduce the risk of droplet transmission of infectious agents.
____ are infections produced within a cell or organism.
____ is an infection originating outside an organ or part.
____ are microorganisms that live on or within a body to compete with disease-producing microorganisms and provide a natural immunity against certain infections.
____ is an infection that was not present or incubating at the time of admission to a health care setting.
Health Care Acquired Infection
____ is the quality of being insusceptible to or unaffected by a particular disease or condition.
____ is the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms that reproduce and multiply.
____ is a protective response of body tissues to irritation or injury.
____ are procedures used to reduce the number of microorganisms and prevent their spread.
____ are microscopic entities, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, capable of carrying on living processes.
____ is of or pertaining to the death of tissue in response to disease or injury.
____ is the ability of a pathogenic agent to produce a disease.
____ are microorganisms capable of producing disease.
____ is a place where microorganisms survive, multiply, and await transfer to a susceptible host.
____ are guidelines recommended by the CDC to reduce risk of transmission of blood-borne and other pathogens in hospitals.
____ is a technique for destroying microorganisms using heat, water, chemicals, or gases.
____ is a secondary infection usually caused by an opportunistic pathogen.
____ are procedures used to eliminate any microorganisms from an area. Also called sterile technique.
____ is the ability of an organism to rapidly produce disease.