The Importance of Surgical and Medical Asepsis

It goes without saying that when a person enters a hospital, it is expected that the hospital is clean, sterile and the patient will be protected from harmful contamination. To accomplish this cleanliness, medical professionals have a series of protocol to follow to achieve asepsis, the absence of pathogenic microorganisms.

Within the umbrella of asepsis there are two subcategories, medical and surgical, which encompass different aspects of cleanliness with the common goal of keeping patients safe.