NYS Infection Control

ELEMENT V

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CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR PATIENT CARE IN ALL HEALTHCARE SETTINGS THROUGH APPLICATION OF INFECTION CONTROL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR CLEANING, DISINFECTION, AND STERILIZATION  DEFINITIONS: Contamination: The presence of microorganisms on an item or surface.  Cleaning: The process of removing all foreign material (i.e., dirt, body fluids, lubricants) from objects by using...

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