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Direct contact

Infected person touches susceptible host
Allowing the infectious organisms to come in contact with susceptible tissues

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Indirect contact

Inanimate object containing pathogenic organisms is placed in contact with susceptible person

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MSDS provide direction for

All persons exposure to hazardous materials

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If the radiographer touches hazard chemical, what must be done first?

Rinse with warmest water that can be tolerated

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Vector

Animal or insect contains & transmits infectious organism to humans

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Common vehicle transmission

Food, water, medications, devices, & equipment

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Airborne transmissions of infection may occur as a result of contact with

Droplets & Dust

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Droplet transmission

transmitted primarily by coughs, sneezes, or other methods of spraying onto a nearby host

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Standard precautions

Barriers b/t HCWK & pt to prevent contact w/blood, all body fluids, non-intact skin & mucous membranes of all individuals & susceptible persons

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The placement barriers b/t HCWK & pt assumes that

there is always a contagion present

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The most effective method used to prevent the spread of infection is

Handwashing

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Because BE increase the possibility of contact b/t body substances & clothing, the radiographer should always wear

Disposable gowns or surgical scrubs

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When eye protection is used?

Anytime a possibility of blood splashing

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Needles

Never recapped after use

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Any area that is touched by body fluids

Must be washed completely

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Hands should be washed

After contact with each patient
Before touching equipment & other pt

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When putting on gloves for a procedure, what should occur first?

Wash hands

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Medical asepsis

microorganisms have been eliminated as much as possible by use of water & chemical disinfectants

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Surgical asepsis

complete removal of all organisms from the environment by gas sterilization, use of germicides or use of dry heat

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Chemical sterilization

Soaking object in germicidal solution

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Boiling

Sterilization with moist heat

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Gas sterilization

Items are exposed to a mixture of gases, which do not harm the materials

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Autoclaving

Steam sterilization under pressure, most convenient way to sterilize materials