MA Clinical Procedures Unit 1: Asepsis

asepsis (medical)

when an object or area is free of disease-producing microorganisms

microorganisms

tiny living things that can only be seen under a microscope

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

What does OSHA stand for?

Regulated Medical Waste

What does RMW stand for?

Hepatitis B virus

What does HBV stand for?

Postexposure prophylaxis

What does PEP stand for?

Hepatitis C Virus

What does HCV stand for?

human immunodeficiency virus

What does HIV stand for?

aquired immunodeficiency syndrome

What does AIDS stand for?

HIV. AIDS is the last stange of HIV infection, where the body has lost the ability to fight off infection.

What is the cause of AIDS?