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Remember to clean first & then disinfect
Wash your hands frequently & always before eating Carry alcoholbased (60 – 95%), sanitizing hand wipes or gel with you to disinfect your hands
Teach your children to practice good hand hygiene Flu is often transmitted at school Pandemic Preparedness
UTHSCH has an appointed Task Force that includes input from: Harris County Health Dept.
City of Houston Health Dept.
Memorial Hermann Hospital Pandemic Preparedness:
How to protect yourself Get vaccinated for seasonal flu
Wash hands frequently
Practice & teach cough etiquette Practice social distancing Avoid close contact with sick people
Avoid close contact if sick
Stay home if sick! Dental Unit Waterlines & Biofilm
Microbial biofilms form in small bore tubing of dental units Biofilms serve as a microbial reservoir Primary source of microorganisms is municipal water supply Dental Unit Water Quality
Using water of uncertain quality is inconsistent with infection control principles Microbial counts in water from untreated systems can exceed 1,000,000 CFU/mL (CFU = colony forming unit) Untreated dental units cannot reliably produce water that meets drinking water standards Dental Unit Water Quality (cont.)
For routine dental treatment, meet regulatory standards for drinking water:
< 500 CFU/mL of heterotrophic water bacteria ADA standards:
< 200 CFU/mL of heterotrophic bacteria Dental Unit Water Quality
ICX Tablets Available on gray cabinets at the back of the bays
Instructions posted in each cubicle Dental Unit Water Quality (cont.)
ICX Tablets Rinse empty water bottle with tap water
Prior to rinsing, make sure the water from tap has run for at least 30 seconds or until clear
Add one tablet of ICX to empty water bottle – avoid touching the tablet
Fill bottle with tap water
Wait 60 seconds for tablet to fully dissolve Fire Alarm Design
Fire Stop patient procedure Send one person to emergency exit to listen to announcement, & ask that person to tell you if there is...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2012 for the course PHSCH 265 taught by Professor Fatmaelsayed during the Spring '12 term at American University in Cairo.
- Spring '12