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asepsis

state of being free from pathogenic microorganisms

2

two types of asepsis

medical, surgical

3

medical asepsis

"clean technique" practices used to reduce or prevent the spread of pathogens (hand washing, gloves, cough etiquette)

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surgical aspesis

"sterile technique" practices used to eliminate all microogranisms from an object or area (seen in invasive procedures)

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10 principles of sterile technique

if in doubt, assume not sterile

all items in sterile field must be sterile

a one inch border surrounding the sterile field is considered non-sterile

anything below the waist is considered non-sterile (keep hands above the waist)

never turn back on sterile field

never reach over a sterile field

sterile objects can become non-sterile by prolonged expose to air

moisture contaminates the sterile field

the skin is always considered non-sterile

assure sterility of packages

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steps to follow before the start of a sterile procedure

1. verify the procedure requires a sterile field
2. wash hands
3. identify the patient and assure comfory
4. assemble equipment
5. prepare equipment at bedside

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