Healthcare Terminology

Antimicrobial:  An antimicrobial is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoans. Antimicrobial drugs either kill microbes (microbicidal) or prevent the growth of microbes (microbistatic). 

NEMA 4
 - Waterproof Enclosures designed specifically for computer protection in food processing companies and pharmaceutical companies. Computer enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, and hose-directed water; and that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure. The PC-Guard waterproof enclosures are made from 316 Stainless Steel and sealed to conform to NEMA 4 and IP65 specifications. Jet wash them and your computers will be clean and safe.

BPOC
- Bedside Point Of Care. 

WPA and WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access
 ): a certification program developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to indicate compliance with the security protocol created by the Wi-Fi Alliance to secure wireless computer networks.

EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol)
:  an authentication framework frequently used in wireless networks and Point-to-Point connections.

IP42 Rating
: The protection of enclosures against ingress of dirt or against the ingress of water is defined in IEC52. Conversely, an enclosure which protects equipment against ingress of particles will also protect a person from potential hazards within that enclosure, and this degree of protection is also defined as a standard 

IP Ratings 
- Chart on how to read IP Ratings. 

NEMA Ratings
http://us.bluestarinc.com/healthcare/healthcare/nema_rating- Brief explanation of each NEMA rating. 

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