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aseptic

 [a-sep´tik]
free from infection; called also sterile.
aseptic fever fever associated with aseptic wounds, presumably due to the disintegration of leukocytes or to the absorption of avascular or traumatized tissue.
aseptic technique the use of surgical practices that restrict microorganisms in the environment and prevent contamination of the surgical wound (see surgical asepsis). Called also sterile technique.

aseptic technique

any health care procedure in which added precautions, such as use of sterile gloves and instruments, are used to prevent contamination of a person, object, or area by microorganisms.

a·sep·tic tech·nique

(ā-sep'tik tek-nēk')
Health care procedures designed to reduce the risk of transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients.

aseptic technique

a protocol of clinical/surgical behaviours and control of infection measures to prevent actual or potential cross-contamination from patient to patient, operator to patient and patient to operator

a·sep·tic tech·nique

(ā-sep'tik tek-nēk')
Medical treatment, usually involving surgery, which avoids contact with pathogenic microorganisms rather than actively destroying them.

aseptic

free from infection or septic material; sterile.

aseptic fever
fever in the absence of infection, e.g. due to trauma, surgical manipulation of tissue, tissue necrosis, injection of certain chemicals, e.g. dinitrophenols.
aseptic necrosis of the femoral head
aseptic technique
required for modern day veterinary surgery, especially orthopedic surgery. Includes a dust-free environment, complete immobilization of the patient, intensive skin preparation, capping, gowning, masking and gloving of the surgeon and assistants, draping and packing of the patient, proper equipment for removal of blood and other liquids and avoidance of the introduction of nonsterile items such as x-rays, stomach tubes, restraint gear into the sterile field.
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Bridges and their attached lines, transducers and continuous flush devices can be replaced at 7-day intervals, provided there is strict adherence to aseptic technique.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), outbreaks related to unsafe injection practices indicate that some healthcare personnel are unaware of, do not understand, or do not adhere to basic principles of infection control and aseptic technique.
Like other investigators, the authors of this study advised that strict aseptic techniques should be followed when handling propofol, in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
It is double-wrapped in a peelable foil package for aseptic technique.
Adhere to aseptic technique for placement, manipulation and maintenance of indwelling urinary catheters.
The new Cardinal Health DuraBlue(TM) sterilization wrap can help bring efficiencies to the sterilization process while maintaining a high standard of aseptic technique.
MERIN and TIME take significant pride in a progressive approach to increased safety in our facility, including tissue screening, aseptic technique, and now radiation safety.
The center was purpose-built to support training in aseptic technique, pharmacy workflow and practice, cleanroom design and maintenance and USP < 797 > compliance among other topics.
It is available in a double-packed, double sterile foil pouch for aseptic technique or a single-pack option.
For ease of use, the product does not require any advance preparation and is double-packaged in a blister package and a foil pouch for aseptic technique.
In support of the CMS ruling, use of the silver impregnated Ultrasite([R]) Ag LAD combined with aseptic technique and best practices may help to prevent catheter-associated infections.