Policy239 maintain the clinical worksite maintain

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Unformatted text preview: s Sharps Sharps Discard in sharps containers Used needles Blades, scalpels Burs Anesthetic cartridges Broken glass Sharps – Red Handled Lab Knife Sharps USE OF SHARP INSTRUMENTS To prevent accidental exposure injuries related to trimming wax with a red handled lab knife at chair­side, DISINFECT when possible and… BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN USING THE RED HANDLED LAB KNIFE! Policy 2.39 Maintain the Clinical Worksite Maintain Worksite must be maintained in a clean & sanitary condition Equipment & work surfaces must be cleaned & disinfected before & after procedures, & after any contact with blood or OPIM Protective covering must be used to cover equipment and work surfaces Biological waste & contaminated materials must be disposed of in appropriate biological waste containers Contact Surfaces Contact Clinical Contact Surfaces Clinical Risk of transmitting infections greater for clinical contact surfaces than for general housekeeping surfaces Clean & disinfect surfaces Apply barriers Routine Surface Decontamination Routine Sani­Cloth Plus Disinfectant EPA registered Meets OSHA & CDC guidelines Double ammonium chloride & alcohol Tuberculocidal, bactericidal & virucidal Use on surfaces in dental operatories Sani-Cloth Plus Disinfectant Sani-Cloth Effective against: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Mycobacterium tuberculosis Flu Viruses RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Pseudomonas sp. Hepatitis B & C Viruses (HBV, HCV) Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Others Routine Surface Decontamination Routine Sani­Cloth Plus Disinfectant The disinfecting process is a two­step process: Wipe to clean the surface & remove bioburden Wipe a second time to disinfect All disinfectants must be used correctly to be effective! Surface Covers Surface Handles, handpieces & similar surfaces that may be contaminated by blood, saliva or OPIM must be wrapped with clear plastic wrap Rubber Dam Rubber Provides protection from aerosols and spatters Clinical Computer Equipment Clinical Procedures should be followed to avoid contamination of electronic equipment when possible If it will be necessary to enter data while a patient is in the operatory, barrier protection for equipment must be utilized & high t...
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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.

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