# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 1764218463

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain aseptic technique and sterile technique.


Explanation should include the following:
  • Asepsis: absence of disease producing microorganisms or pathogens
  • Sterile: free from all organisms, both pathogen and nonpathogenic including spores and viruses
  • Issues of contamination
  • Levels of aseptic control (e.g., antiseptic, disinfection, and sterilization)

Process/Skill Questions

  • Where are antiseptics used?
  • What is the number one disinfectant according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's review on disinfectants?
  • Which type of asepsis eliminates all types of microorganisms?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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