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Preventing Infections

Quiz by Dawn Lynch

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  • Q1
    is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and suppresses the immune system
    acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    30s
  • Q2
    organisms require oxygen to live
    aerobic
    30s
  • Q3
    methods used to reduce exposure to infectious agents transmitted by airborne droplet nuclei smaller than 5 microns
    airborne precautions
    30s
  • Q4
    organisms, live and reproduce in the absence of oxygen
    anaerobic
    30s
  • Q5
    method that inhibits, retards growth of, or kills pathogenic organisms; not effective against spores and viruses
    antisepsis
    30s
  • Q6
    freedom from infection
    asepsis
    30s
  • Q7
    piece of equipment used to sterilize articles by way of steam under pressure and/or dry heat
    autoclave
    30s
  • Q8
    one-celled microorganisms, some of which are beneficial and some of which cause disease
    bacteria
    30s
  • Q9
    the dispensing of disease pathogens as an overt act to panic, kill, and terrorize a population.
    bioterrorism
    30s
  • Q10
    The pathogen responsible for causing an infection; also called the infectious agent.
    causative agent
    30s
  • Q11
    The cleaning process employed in an ultrasonic unit; bubbles explode to drive cleaning solution onto article being cleaned
    cavitation
    30s
  • Q12
    factors that lead to the transmission or spread of disease
    chain of infection
    30s
  • Q13
    substances or solutions are used to disinfect articles; does not always kill spores and viruses
    chemical disinfection
    30s
  • Q14
    free from organisms causing disease
    clean
    30s
  • Q15
    Disease that is transmitted from one individual to another
    communicable disease
    30s

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