Surgical Asepsis: Definition, Technique & Examples


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What is the most accurate definition of surgical asepsis?

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1. When is surgical asepsis practiced?

2. Which component(s) needs to be surgical aseptic before a procedure can begin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet pairing will assist you in determining how much you understand about a surgical asepsis environment. Some terminology you'll be tested on include surgical asepsis and sterile technique.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The meaning of surgical asepsis
  • When surgical asepsis is practiced
  • The components affected by surgical asepsis before a procedure
  • An important principles of sterile technique
  • Examples of a breach in sterile technique

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as sterile technique and surgical asepsis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the constituents of surgical asepsis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about situations in which surgical asepsis is used

Additional Learning

To learn more about surgical asepsis, watch the lesson entitled Surgical Asepsis: Definition, Technique & Examples. This lesson covers:

  • Examples of medical procedures requiring surgical asepsis
  • When surgical asepsis is practiced
  • The sterile techniques that are used to establish and maintain surgical asepsis