Flu season is upon us. That’s the bad news. And while you can’t control when patients walk through your door under the weather, there are some simple things you can do behind the scenes to protect your team and patients from infection. By following the recommended infection control guidelines in these six tips, you can reduce the spread of infectious diseases and maintain a healthy environment.
GOJO, the inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is extending its hygiene solutions with the introduction of PURELL™ Healthcare Surface Disinfectant, which is ideal for dental offices, as well as alternative care settings. The disinfectant contains no harsh chemicals and is formulated with ethyl alcohol, the same active ingredient in PURELL® Hand Sanitizer. With its EPA Design for Environment Certification, the new surface disinfectant is gentle enough to clean and disinfect a neonatal isolette, yet tough enough to kill 22 organisms including MRSA, VRE and norovirus within 30 seconds.
SciCan, partnering with Vista Research, recently announced the VistaPure AutoFill, an efficient, reliable and maintenance-free solution to filling your autoclaves with distilled, quality water, enabling hands-free convenience.
Halyard Health, Inc., a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, today announced the availability of a new innovation in exam gloves, Flexaprene* Green. Designed for dental professionals who want to bring cutting edge technology and clinical advantage to their practice and patients, Flexaprene* Green is an advanced chloroprene technology that gives you the feel and tactile sensitivity of latex without the risk of Type I allergic reactions to natural rubber latex proteins.
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a growing community of clinicians, educators, policy makers, consultants and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit™, has designated September as Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM) to focus on the importance of infection control in dentistry. DICAM is part of a collaborative, practice-facing effort to support dental practitioners and help them communicate to patients the critical role infection control in dentistry plays in preventing the spread of disease.
The investigation into the campus was initiated after student, administration and faculty complaints to the DHCC. Students reported a lack of education on infection control, with senior students stating there was no mention of spore testing in their curriculum.
As hygienists, infection control and the safety of our patients is a top priority. But are you and your office up to date on infection control protocols and required infection control training? Here are five infection control mistakes you might be making and not even realize.