Flashcards in Chapter12vocbulary Deck (19):
A drug that kill certain pathogens.
Being free of disease-producing microbes.
Items contaminated with blood, body fluids, secretions, or excretions; bio mean life, and hazardous mean dangerous or harmful.
A human or animal that is a reservoir for microbes but does not develop the infection.
See “medical asepsis”.
A disease caused by pathogens that spread easily; a contagious disease.
Sw “communicable disease “
The process of becoming unclean.
The process of destroying pathogens.
Healthcare-associated infection (HAI)
An infection that developed in a person cared for in any setting where health care is given; the infection is related to receiving health care.
A disease state resulting from the invasion and growth of microbes in the body.
Practices and procedures that prevent the spread of infection.
Practice use to remove or destroy pathogens and to pervent their spread from 1 person or places to another person or place; clean technique
See “ microorganisms “
A small ( micro) living thing (organism) seen only with a microscope; microbe.
A microbes that do not usually cause an infection.
A microbe that is harmful and can cause an infection.
The absence of all microbes-pathogens and non- pathogens.