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Treat all human blood & body fluids as if known
to be infectious for HIV, HBV or other BBP
to ALL BLOOD AND BODY FLUIDS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE INFECTIOUS ! Good Work Place Practices (cont.)
Good Follow SOPs
NEVER recap needles with two hands!
Establish & maintain clean & dirty zones
Decontaminate work surfaces At start & end of procedures
Immediately after spill
Before removal of equipment Survey work area Note locations of all necessary equipment, waste
containers, disinfectants, soaps
containers, Good Work Place Practices (cont.)
Good Wash hands frequently, always between
patients & always before leaving work area!
patients DO NOT eat, drink, or apply cosmetics in
the work area
the Practice proper personal hygiene for the
dental clinic setting
dental Label containers - hazard communication Chemical & biological working stocks Dispose of waste properly Exposure Control Plan
Exposure Written plan to eliminate exposure to blood & body fluids Exposure determination Plan must be accessible Compliance UTHSCH Dental School Clinic Manual www.db.uth.tmc.edu/clinicpat/Documents/Clinic_Manual.pd UTHSCH Biological Safety Manual www.uth.tmc.edu/safety Injury Prevention
Injury Remove burs from handpiece immediately after completion of dental procedure
Recap anesthetic needles using proper technique
Restrict use of fingers in tissue retraction or palpation during suturing or administration of anesthesia
Avoid uncontrolled movements of dental instruments. THINK BEFORE MOVING AN INSTRUMENT! Injury Prevention (cont.)
Burs Must be removed from handpiece immediately upon completion of patient treatment Recapping Anesthetic Needles
Recapping Use the needle recapper to recap anesthetic needles
NEVER use two hands! Recapping Anesthetic Needles
Recapping Use the “onehanded scoop” technique to recap if a recapper is not available
NEVER use two hands! Sharps
Sharps Handle carefully
Do not recap with two hands
Discard in sharps container
Do not bend or break needles
Report all injurie...
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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