Name the type of cleanliness - clean to a socially acceptable standard for personal hygiene purposes but not disinfected or sterilised
What name is given to the killing/destruction of bacteria and fungi, but not spores nor some viruses.
What name is given to the process of killing all micro-organisms and spores to produce asepsis (involves he use of autoclaves)
What name is given to the absence of all living pathogenic micro-organisms
What name is given to the process used to remove contamination from reusable items so that they are safe for use on patients and for staff to handle
What are the four stages of decontamination
What do bleach based cleaners contain
What is sodium hypochlorite used for
To disinfect all non-metallic and non-textile surfaces and to soak laboratory items
What is Chlorhexidene gluconate used for?
An irrigating disinfectant used during root canal treatments and as a skin cleanser
What is zoning?
Designating areas as ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’
What are protective barriers used for?
Used on equipment likely to be contaminated such as chair and light controls. These should be covered in plastic sheets and changed between patients.
What is reverse osmosis?
Water purification that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules and larger particles from drinking water
What temperature should the water be when manual cleaning instruments?
Cold water as hot water fixes contaminants such as blood into the item surface and makes it hard to remove