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CNA Module 6: Medical and Surgical Asepsis

These modules are free for all our YAYA CNA students. If you are a current YAYA student, please contact us to we can provide you with free access to these courses.

Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this unit is to present information about asepsis and the control of infection. Procedures and precautions to protect patient/patients/residents, health care workers, and others from infection are presented, including standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, and biohazardous waste management.


1. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

2. Airborne precautions   

3. Asepsis 

4. Athlete’s foot

5. Bacteria

6. Barriers

6. Barriers 

7. Biohazard symbol

8. Bloodborne

9. Carrier spore

10. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

11. Chain of infection

12. Communicable

13. Contact precautions

14. Contagious microbes

15. Contamination

16. Disinfection

17. Disorientation

18. Disposable Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

19. Droplet precautions

20. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

21. Escherichia coli (E. coli)         

22. Excretions

23. Exposure incident

24. Flora Administration (OSHA)

25. Fungus

26. Health Care-Associated Infection (HAI)

27. Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E

28. Herpes zoster

29. Host

30. Immunity

31. Infection

32. Infectious agent

33. Influenza

34. Isolation

35. Lice

36. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

37. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 

38. Microorganisms

39. Nausea

40. Non-intact Syndrome (AIDS)

41. Nosocomial 

42. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

43. Pathogens

44. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

45. Pneumonia 8. Bloodborne

46. Precautions

47. Protozoa 

48. Reservoir 

49. Reverse isolation

50. Rickettsia 

51. Scabies 

52. Sepsis 

53. Standard precautions 

54. Sterilization 

55. Streptococcus

56. Transmission-based 

57. Tuberculosis 

58. Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)

59. Virus


Patient, patient/resident, and client are synonymous terms referring to the person receiving care

Performance Standards (Objectives): Upon completion of the two (2) hours of class plus homework assignments and eight (8) hours of clinical experience, the learner will be able to:

1. Define key terminology

2. Name four infectious agents (microbes) and discuss the diseases they cause

3. Discuss two antibiotic-resistant bacteria

4. State five conditions necessary for infectious agents to grow

5. Identify the six parts of the chain of infection

6. List four lines of defense against infection in the body

7. Describe the signs and symptoms of infection

8. Differentiate between medical and surgical asepsis

9. Identify the roles of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the prevention of infections

10. Explain standard precaution procedures

11. Describe personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper use

12. Define transmission-based precautions

13. Identify the psychological effects of standard precaution and transmission-based precautions on patient/patients/residents

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