Chapter 05 Surgical Asepsis and the Radiographer - Terms

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Aseptic technique

Use of methods that totally exclude microorganisms as one works

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Being scrubbed

Indicates that the person is dressed in sterile gown and gloves and is engaged in a sterile procedure

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Disinfectant

A chemical capable of destroying microorganisms or inhibiting their growth; same as antiseptic

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Disinfection

Destruction of microorganisms and their spores by means of chemicals or physical agents

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Fenestrated drape

A drape with one or more openings

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Sterilization

Destruction of microbes by steam under pressure or other means, either chemical or physical