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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Waleed provided a demonstration of various aseptic techniques implemented within different working zones, in order to maintain their production quality in accordance with international accepted guidelines.
From climbing into a full-body sterile Tyvek[R] suit with goggles to conduct a walk-through to spending hours observing aseptic techniques to reviewing large volumes of data.
'The aseptic techniques used are the same advanced technology we're using to produce disease-free seedlings and quality planting materials for farmers,' Flamiano said, referring to the method of banana tissue culture.
Adoption of hand aseptic techniques to attain hand hygiene (HH) dates back to 19th century which was studied by Semmelweis1.
Pseudomonas aeruoginosa is the most frequent microorganism found in asepsis materials.9 Infection risk can only be reduced by using strict aseptic techniques.
"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. All this time the baby was being monitored for neurological and motor developments and the team is really amazed at the resilience of Baby Princess who did not contract any kind of infections that could result in any chronic infection in her vital organs or display any developmental delays.
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.
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).
Medical University, Lahore from May 2010 to April 2011.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. They were divided into two groups; group A consisted of 125 King Edward Medical University graduates who, as students were trained in above mentioned skills and now as interns, were working in emergency and intensive care units of Paediatrics, Neonatology, Medicine, Surgery and Gynecology and Obstetrics of Mayo and Allied Hospitals of King Edward Medical University.
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.