What Are Surface Barriers?
fluid resistant material that is used to cover surfaces prone to get contaminated
What Is A Transfer Surface?
not touched directly by dental team, but are often touched by instruments
What Are Splash, Spatter, Droplet?
do not come in contact with team or instruments
What Is Precleaning?
the removal of bioburden before disinfection
What Is A Disinfectant?
chemical to reduce or lower the number of microorganisms
What Is Bioburden?
- other body fluids
What Is Tuberculocidal?
able to kill tuberculosis
What Is Broad Spectrum?
disinfectant that is capable of killing a wide range of microorganisms
What Is Iodophor?
an EPA registered intermediate level hospital disinfectant
What Is An Intermediate Level Disinfectant?
hospital disinfectant with broad spectrum
What Is Glutaraldehyde?
high-level disinfectant or sterilant
What Is Low-level Disinfectant?
destroys certain viruses and fungi, it can be used for housekeeping purposes
What Is Greener Infection Control?
minimize the environmental impact of infection control products and procedures
What Are Touch Surfaces?
directly touched and contaminated during treatment procedures
What Are Single Used Items?
are disposable and reduce the chance of contamination from patient to patient
What Are Ideal Disinfectants?
- rapidly kill bacteria
- exhibit residual activity
- minimal toxicity
- doesn’t damage surfaces
- simple to use
Why Is Alcohol Not Recommended As A Disinfectant?
not effective in presence of bioburden and evaporates rapidly
What Are Housekeeping Surfaces?
do not pose a threat of cross contamination
includes floors and walls, cleaned only with low-level disinfectant
How Do You Handle Blood Spills?
remove and disinfect