Explain aseptic technique and sterile technique.
DefinitionExplanation 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)
- 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.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.