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12 PRINCIPLES OF ASEPTIC TECH
ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE
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04/02/2009

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12 STEPS OF ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE
1-6
Definition
1. UN-STERILE PERSONS AVOID STERILE AREAS
2. STERILE PERSONS AVOID LEANING OVER AN UN-STERILE AREA. UN-STERILE PERSONS AVOID LEANING OVER STERILE FIELD.
3. PERSONS WHO ARE STERILE TOUCH ONLY STERILE ITEMS/AREAS. UNSTERILE PERSONS TOUCH ONLY NON-STERILE ITEMS ARE SPACES.
4. STERILE AREAS ARE CONTINUOUSLY KEPT IN VIEW.
5. ONLY STERILE ITEMS ARE USED WITHIN A STERILE FIELD.
6. MICROORGANISMS MUST BE KEPT TO AN IRREDUCIBLE MINIMUM
Term
12 STEPS OF ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE
7-12
Definition
7. DESTRUCTION OF THE INTEGRITY OF MICROBIAL BARRIERS RESULTS IN CONTAMINATION.
8. GOWNS ARE CONSIDERED STERILE FROM TABLE LEVEL TO CHEST LEVEL IN FRONT INCLUDING SLEEVES TO 2 IN ABOVE THE ELBOWS
9. AS STRERILE PACKAGES ARE OPENED, THE EDGES OF THE WRAPPER ARE CONSIDERED UNSTERILE
10. STERILE PERSONS KEEP WITHIN STERILE AREAS.
11. DRAPED TABLES ARE STERILE ONLY AT TABLE LEVEL
12. A STERILE FIELD IS CREATED AS CLOSE TO THE TIME OF USE AS POSSIBLE.
Term
CONTAMINATION
Definition
RESULT OF PHYSICAL CONTACT BETWEEN A STERILE SURFACE AND A NONSTERILE SURFACE IN SURGERY.
Term
PATHOGEN
Definition
DISEASE CAUSING MICROORGANISM
Term
ASEPSIS
Definition
"WITHOUT INFECTION". THE ABSENCE OF PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS ON AN ANIMATE SURFACE OR ON BODY TISSUE.
Term
STERILE
Definition
ABSENCE OF ALL MICROORGANISMS AND SPORES
Term
SURGICAL CONSCIENCE
Definition
THE ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL MOTIVATION THAT REGULATES ONE'S ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE.