Antiseptics, Disinfectants & Sterilization


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The destruction of all microorganisms on inanimate objects or surfaces is known as:

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1. The destruction of all microorganisms on surfaces such as the skin is:

2. Alcohol that is used on the skin is a type of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Antisepsis refers to the ending or prevention of pathogen growth on living tissue, and an antiseptic is the agent administered that performs this process. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of ways to kill harmful pathogens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to review:

  • The use of alcohol as an antiseptic
  • Sterilization
  • Alcohol use as a disinfectant
  • The process for sterilizing surgical equipment

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz combo will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall- access your knowledge of antiseptics
  • Defining key concepts- ensure you can accurately define disinfection and sterilization
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the destruction of microorganisms on surfaces

Additional Learning

To learn more about defense against infections, review the accompanying lesson on Importance of Antiseptics, Disinfectants & Sterilization. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the process of partially destroying pathogens from surfaces
  • Name the factors that might hinder the effectiveness of the process used to destroy pathogens from inanimate objects
  • Understand the process that completely destroys all pathogens from surfaces
  • Define the process that utilizes steam to destroy all living microorganisms on objects
  • Identify the term for the destruction and prevention of pathogen growth on living tissue