Section I Unit I Theory Objectives

Section I Unit I Theory Objectives - Term Definition...

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Term: Discuss the spread and control of infectious agents. Definition: Made up of 6 Components 1) Infectious Agent 2) Reservoir 3) Portal of Exit 4) Mode of Transmission 5) Portal of Entry 6) Susceptible Host Term: Compare and contrast medical asepsis and surgical asepsis. Definition: Medical asepsis is the use of practices aimed at destroying pathological organisms after they leave to avoid the spread of infection from one person to another. Surgical asepsis refers to destruction of organisms before they enter the body. Term: Identify factors that increase the risk of infection for health care personnel. Definition: 1) Sick patients 2) Needle sticks 3) Hazardous chemicals/drugs 4) Infectious waste 5) Falls 6) Back injury
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Term: Compare and contrast standard precautions with transmission-based precautions. Definition: Standard precautions are used in the care of all patients regardless of their diagnosis or infection status. Transmission-based precautions are used in addition to standard precautions for patients w/ suspected infections w/ pathogens that can be
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