1.1The exclusion of bacteria and other microorganisms, typically during surgery. Compare with antisepsis.
- Many perioperative nurses report that new providers and clinicians have a limited understanding of medical versus surgical asepsis.
- Perioperative nurses have significant expertise in the areas of surgical asepsis, safe medication handling, and traffic control, and they serve instrumental roles in these areas.
- Until science has a better understanding of the etiology of this infectious protein, medical professionals must remain vigilant in asepsis and patient advocacy.
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