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Clinical Content Medical Asepsis (P. 455) Absence of pathogenic (disease producing) microorganisms Aseptic Technique Practices and procedures that help reduce the risk of infection. Two types of Techniques (Use for all patients, even when no disease is diagnosed) o Medical Asepsis Medical aseptic techniques break the chain of infection Hand hygiene, barrier techniques, and routine environmental cleaning are examples of medical asepsis. o Surgical Asepsis Handwashing (P. 458) Vigorous brief rubbing together of all surfaces of lathered hands, followed by rinsing under a stream of warm water for 15 seconds. Fundamental principle is to remove microorganism from hands and rinsing with water. Contaminated hands of health care workers are primary source of infection transmission in health care setting. o Healthcare workers should have well-manicured nails as well as reframing from wearing artificial nails. This reduces microorganism transmission.
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