|Description:||Depicted in this still life, are items associated with the sterile delivery of proper health care. Pictured here is a bottle of the disinfectant, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and two glass apothecary jars one containing sterile Q-tips, and the other containing cotton balls. Two loose cotton balls were set on the counter in front of the bottle of H2O2.|
Science has shown that when participating in activities involving the delivery of healthcare-related services, an environment made as clean as possible is paramount when the goal of intervention is a positive, uncontaminated outcome. The inclusion of pathogenic organisms in the healthcare setting including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can all have negative consequences upon attempts at achieving a beneficial result.