Surgical Asepsis

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A simple touch to the forehead or placing your gloved hand inside your scrub pocket are surefire ways to transmit pathogens, unintentionally. Something as mindless as these actions can place serious risk to you and your patient. Patients in all sorts of healthcare settings are already at risk of becoming infected due to the nature of their illness, increases pathogen presence due to hospitalization, and invasive procedures. The best and most effective way to prevent the spread of infection is to wash hands and maintain aseptic or clean technique. Asepsis is the absence of disease causing microorganisms. Aseptic technique is divided into two categories: medical and surgical. Surgical asepsis is used in a surgical setting where invasive procedures
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