Quantcast Aseptic Handwashing Technique - Infection Control and Drugs in the Dental Clinic

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
f. Use of a Mouthwash. Before dental treatment, the patient should be
encouraged to rinse with a suitable mouthwash to provide a short-term reduction of oral
All dental health care workers are required to utilize the following aseptic
technique before working on a patient.
a. General. The three-hand washing technique outlined below is recommended
before putting on gloves. The routine use of this technique avoids skin abrasion that
makes microbial entry possible when a DHCW is contaminated through defective
b. Steps of Procedures for Three Hand Washings.
Remove all rings.
Wet hands with cool to lukewarm water.
(3)  Dispense 3 to 5 ml of soap or antimicrobial surgical hand scrub
(4 percent chlorhexidine gluconate) into the right or left cupped hand.
(4)  Wash the right or left hand, carefully paying attention to the wrist, the
knuckles, and around the fingernails, for 15 seconds.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 for the other hand.
Rinse the hands with cold water, letting water run in the direction of the
Repeat steps 1 through 6 two more times.
Dry the hands with a disposable or sterile towel (one per hand).
Use the last towel to close the faucet before disposal.
c. Putting On Gloves. Glove according to the sterile gloving procedure.
d. When to Perform the Hand Washing.
(1)  Steps 1 through 9 of paragraph b should be performed by the dental
specialist and the dental officer at the beginning of each work day.
(2)  After each occurrence of removing gloves throughout the day, hands are
to be washed with a simplified 15 to 30 second hand wash with antimicrobial soap.

Medical News
HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates: report
Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human...
Smoking while pregnant linked to ADHD in children
(HealthDay)—Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to...
National survey finds most US physicians are satisfied
(HealthDay)—Most U.S. physicians are satisfied, with satisfied physicians more likely...
AIDS cure: Study sees advance for 'kick and kill' strategy
The elusive quest for an HIV cure received a boost...
Encephalitis kills 60 in eastern India in fortnight
An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two...
Most comprehensive study to date shows success of the Millennium
A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease...
Control of HIV pandemic will not be achieved without radical improvement in support for sex workers
Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men,...
Gene variant linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism
A rare gene variant discovered by UCL (University College London)...
High school lacrosse players at risk of concussions other injuries
With over 170,000 students now playing high school lacrosse, more...
Viral therapy could boost limb-saving cancer treatment
Viruses designed to target and kill cancer cells could boost...
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus detected in the air of a Saudi Arabian camel barn
Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East...
Schizophrenia's genetic 'skyline' rising: Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108
The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date...
Deaths and infections from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria plummet globally
Today, fewer people are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria,...
Sense of smell fades with age
Food can be one of those unexpected flash points of...
Study will test promising treatment to forestall kidney disease among diabetics
Paul Wild has been a reliable research volunteer at the...
A curated selection of news from Dean Lloyd Minor
What should you be reading today? Over on OZY’s Presidential...
A curated selection of news from Dean Lloyd Minor
What should you be reading today? Over on OZY’s Presidential...
No change in heart attack rates for younger U.S. adults
(HealthDay)—Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors,...
Asthma drug may help those with chronic hives
(HealthDay)—A drug already used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears...
Report: Retaliation for complaints common at VA
A report by a private government watchdog says medical professionals...

Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +