Concepts in sterile preparations and aseptic technique pdf download
Concepts in Sterile Preparations and Aseptic TechniqueAsepsis is the state of being free from disease-causing micro-organisms such as pathogenic bacteria , viruses , pathogenic fungi , and parasites. The term often refers to those practices used to promote or induce asepsis in an operative field of surgery or medicine to prevent infection. The goal of asepsis is to eliminate infection, not to achieve sterility. Ideally, a surgical field is sterile , meaning it is free of all biological contaminants e. At present, there is no method to safely eliminate all of a patient's contaminants without causing significant tissue damage. The modern concept of asepsis evolved in the 19th century.
Sterile Products and Aseptic Techniques for the Pharmacy Technician, 2nd Edition
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The compounding of medications is a fundamental part of pharmacy practice. All compounding personnel, mainly pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, are responsible for compounding and dispensing sterile products and preparations of correct ingredient identity, purity freedom from physical contaminants, such as precipitates, 1 and chemical contaminants , strength including stability 2 and compatibility , and sterility and for dispensing them in appropriate containers that are labeled accurately and appropriately for the end user.
Asepsis refers to the absence of infectious material or infection. Surgical asepsis is the absence of all microorganisms within any type of invasive procedure. In the literature, surgical asepsis and sterile technique are commonly used interchangeably, but they mean different things Kennedy, Principles of sterile technique help control and prevent infection, prevent the transmission of all microorganisms in a given area, and include all techniques that are practised to maintain sterility. Sterile technique is most commonly practised in operating rooms, labour and delivery rooms, and special procedures or diagnostic areas.