aseptic techniques

aseptic techniques

techniques, performed in an environment such as a hospital operating theatre, a cell culture laboratory or a microbiology laboratory, which are intended to prevent the contamination of persons, animals, plants, microbial cultures, sterile media and so on, by unwanted MICROORGANISMS. To achieve this the atmosphere may be filtered or other precautions may be taken to avoid air-borne contamination. Instruments are sterilized, usually by high temperature treatment, for example in an AUTOCLAVE or by flaming the surface of the objects. Protective outer clothing is worn, which is often sterilized. The operator may additionally wear a face mask and gloves. Such techniques should not be confused with the use of ANTISEPTICS.
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They addressed topics on Introduction to the animal mammalian cell culture lab, Demonstration on aseptic techniques, Preparation of media and other reagents, Principles of cell culture techniques, Types of cell cultures and applications, and Demonstration on chicken embryo and chicken embryo fibroblast culture.
We've done lots of different things and been incredibly focused on aseptic techniques, initiatives such as bare below the elbow, infection control audits and action plans and the correct use of personal protective clothing.
But the NICU team took care to follow total aseptic techniques.
Unite/CPHVA Professional Officer, Ros Godson, said: 'Immunisations are a great tool in prevention of viral infections; but at the same time, we must make sure that ordinary hygiene prevention measures, such as hand washing and aseptic techniques, are not abandoned.
The podiatrist should always be aware of the possible presence of fungal infections and employ aseptic techniques at all times.
All items correlated positively with each other except for the item 'deals with any unexpected event during the procedure' which correlated negatively with aseptic techniques (Table-3).
Similar to the other reports of Klebisella oxytoca outbreaks due to contaminated parenteral fluids, we thought that a shared insulin vial may have been contaminated with Klebisella oxytoca due to poor aseptic techniques applied during cleansing of the stopper of the vial (4,5).
Subjects and Methods: A total of 227 medical graduates (academic year of 2010) were trained for basic life support of child and adult, neonatal resuscitation, airway opening maneuvers, endotracheal tube insertion and aseptic techniques.
A survey demonstrated the safety of sterile or complete aseptic techniques, but it often happens that no gloves, sterile towels, or new needles are used before the injection.
Special care and aseptic techniques should be observed for the patient with MRSA, HBV, HCV, HIV, measles, mumps, chicken pox, any skin infection and inter cavity scanning.
Aseptic techniques were also taught as well as clean-room gowning, environmental monitoring and maintenance.
The best way to prevent exit-site infections is to scrupulously follow established cleaning, disinfection, and aseptic techniques per unit protocol.