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Intro Sterilization Class 1

Intro Sterilization Class 1

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S. Aravinth Vijay Jesuraj
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M.Pharm;DPMM;(PhD)
 
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E
arly civilizations practiced salting, smoking,pickling, drying, and exposure of food and clothingto sunlight to control microbial growth.
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Use of spices in cooking was to mask taste of spoiled food. Some spices prevented spoilage.
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In mid 1800s Semmelweiss and Lister helpeddeveloped
aseptictechniques
to preventcontamination of surgical wounds. Before then:
Nosocomial infections caused death in 10% of surgeries.Up to 25% mothers delivering in hospitals died due toinfection
Introduction to sterilization2
 
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Sterilization
T
o completely remove all kinds of microbes (bacteria,mycobacteria, viruses, & fungi) by physical or chemicalmethods
E
ffective to kill ³bacterium spores´
Sterilant: material or method used to remove or kill allmicrobes
Introduction to sterilization3

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