Definition of asepsis in English:


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Pronunciation: /eɪˈsɛpsɪs


[mass noun]
  • 1The absence of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.
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    • When discharged, dry chemical extinguishers spread powder throughout the room and possibly could compromise asepsis.
  • 1.1The exclusion of bacteria and other microorganisms, typically during surgery. Compare with antisepsis.
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    • 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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