A long counter in Central Sterilization is much better than a short one when it comes to preventing cross contamination. This is why many Cities are beginning to request longer counters and increased space for Central Sterilization when submitting building permits to build a new office. As a
Q: Is there any special precautions my staff and I should take regarding the H1N1 Flu issue? A: I recommend that you and your staff checkout the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU, and theDepartment of Health Services website: http://www.hhs.gov/. In addition follow my recommendations for a
When it comes to instruments & devices the Dental Professional takes a very simple concept and turns it into a complex one. Here is the simple concept, If the instrument is used in s dental procedure it is a “Dental Instrument”. If the device is used in a dental procedure it is a
Q: I attended a seminar which the speaker is an Infection Control Expert said it was alright to soak a container of gauze with a disinfectant to make wipes. Is this permitted? A: Only if the manufacture of the disinfectants allows it and is stated on the label or product sheet. Not following
Q: I was told by my sales rep that we do not have to bag our instruments and that bagging causes the instruments to rust, is this correct? A: No - you should follow the packaging requirements stated in section 1005 of the Dental Board Infection Control Regulations, this way you won’t jeopardize
If you are using a vacuum assisted autoclave (dynamic air removal) the CDC recommends the Bowie-Dick test. The Bowie-Dick test detects inadequate air removal, air leaks, steam penetration and a few early warning results. Not like a weekly spore test, the Bowie-Dick Test is conducted daily.