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antisepsis

 [an″tĭ-sep´sis]
1. the prevention of sepsis.
2. any procedure that reduces to a significant degree the microbial flora of skin or mucous membranes. See also antiseptic.

an·ti·sep·sis

(an'tē-sep'sis),
Prevention of infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
See also: disinfection.
[anti- + G. sēpsis, putrefaction]

antisepsis

(ăn′tĭ-sĕp′sĭs)
n.
Destruction of disease-causing microorganisms to prevent infection.

antisepsis

Infection control A general term for procedures or chemical treatments intended to kill or inhibit microbial growth

an·ti·sep·sis

(an'ti-sep'sis)
Prevention of infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
See also: disinfection
[anti- + G. sēpsis, putrefaction]

antisepsis

The use of strong poisons to kill bacteria and other dangerous microorganisms. Antisepsis is still used in the cleansing of wounds and skin and for the sterilization of surgical instruments, but modern surgery would not be possible using antisepsis alone. See also ASEPSIS.

antisepsis

see ANTISEPTIC.

an·ti·sep·sis

(an'ti-sep'sis)
Prevention of infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
See also: disinfection
[anti- + G. sēpsis, putrefaction]
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Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the bactericidal potential of combinations of 2% chlorhexidine surfactant solution + 70% alcohol and 2% chlorhexidine surfactant solution + 0.5% chlorhexidine-alcohol, and to standardize skin antisepsis for blood collection from canine donors.
Nonetheless, a Cochrane review investigating all hand antisepsis approaches concluded there was no firm evidence that one type of hand antisepsis was better than another, although alcohol rubs with additional antiseptic ingredients may reduce colony-forming units, and all the evidence of hand antisepsis available were of low or very low quality [34].
Once in the operative theater, two more additional steps were taken to maintain antisepsis. Skin preparation is performed in the usual fashion, which at our institution involves wiping the operative extremity with 70% isopropyl alcohol followed by application of Chloraprep (70% isopropyl alcohol/2% CHG; CareFusion Corporation; Rolle, Switzerland), the combination of which has been shown to be most effective at reducing staphylococcal skin flora at the operative site compared to iodine solutions.
For now, "we believe that future guidelines should specify the choice of antisepsis prior to abdominal hysterectomy," he said at the meeting, which is jointly sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.
Main errors about bladder catheterization of male delay observed in 32 analyzed videos Errors N % Absence of record medical registration 25 78.1 Absence of hand washing 25 78.1 Absence of cleaning and drying 23 71.8 Incorrect technique during antisepsis 20 62.5 Absence of gloves changes 19 59.3 No removal of antiseptic excess 16 50,0 Not fixing the prob 15 48.8 Incorrect anesthesia procedure 15 48.8 Incomplete videos 12 37.5 Incorrect prob fixing 11 34.4 Contamination of the procedure 10 31.3 Not performed antisepsis 4 12.5 Incorrect balloon inflation 3 9.4 Incorrect probe insertion 3 9.4 Material on the patient's bed 2 6.3 Table 3.
The main findings of our audit related to poor compliance with hand hygiene practices, lack of use of sterile gloves and inadequate skin and bottle-top antisepsis. This was clearly reflected in the high BC contamination rate of 4.5%.
Antisepsis for abdominal hysterectomy: a randomised controlled trial of povidone-iodine gel.
INTRODUCTION: Although the treatment of infection has been an integral part of the surgeon's practice since the dawn of time, the body of knowledge that led to the present field of surgical infections was derived from the evolution of germ theory and antisepsis. Application of the latter to clinical practice, concurrent with the development of anesthesia, was pivotal in allowing surgeons to expand their repertoire to encompass complex procedures that previously were associated with extremely high rates of morbidity and mortality due to post-operative infections.
These are processed under FDA-approved, proprietary-patented processes that consist of antisepsis with minimal tissue manipulation in order to qualify for human tissue implantation.
For example, alcohol-based products are more effective for standard hand washing/hand antisepsis than soap or antimicrobial soap and water for healthcare workers since alcohol based products decrease bacterial counts more than either soap or antimicrobial soap and water (CDC, 2002, p.
It incorporates tables, illustrations, clinical cases, and study questions, and introduces microbiology, commensal and pathogenic microbial flora in humans, and sterilization, disinfection, and antisepsis, as well as the techniques used by microbiologists and immunologists, then covers immunology (updated and reorganized for this edition), including cells and tissues, innate immunity, antigen-specific immunity, antimicrobial immunity, and vaccines, and bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.