Flashcards in Cross Infection Control Deck (23):
What is the definition of cross infection control?
Cross infection is the infection is the passing of micro organisms from patient to patient or object to object via direct or indirect contact
What does HTM 01-05 stand for
Health Technical Memorandum 01-05
What are the four stages of decontamination?
Which waste category does fixer and developer go in?
Hazardous chemical/non infectious
What are dental nurses vaccinated against?
TB, hep B, MMR, Tefanis, Polio, diphtheria
What is a helix test used for on an autoclave?
To check steam penetration
What is sterilisation?
The destruction of pathogenic micro organisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi but not prion proteins
What does 'asepsis' mean?
It is the avoidance of pathogenic micro organisms
How long should clinics hand washing take?
Between 15-30 seconds
How long should surgical hand washing take?
What antisepsis agents are used?
Chlorhexidine gluconate (hibi scrub)
What is bleach/chlorine/sodium hypochlorite used for during cleaners?
Non metallic/non textile surfaces
1% solution for lab work
10% solution for blood spillages
Effect against HIV/hep B
What is glutaraldehyde based cleaner used for?
Used as a cold sterilant to sterilise dental instruments that can not be autoclaves
Can be used on metallics
What is chlorhexidine gluconate used for?
As an irrigating solution during endo
What is In The mercury spillage kit?
Flours of sulphur (absorbent paste)
What is legionella a form of?
What is the name of the fatal bacteria that can be found in water lines?
What temperature does it survive in?
Legionella Pneumophillia Bacillus
Between 6 and 60 lies dormant below 20 thrives at 37
What are the three main techniques for cleaning reusable equipment?
Manual cleaning with ultrasonic decontamination
Decontamination and cleaning with washer disinfection
What should be carried out every 6 months with a washer disinfector?
Automatic control test
Thermometric disinfection test
What is a N type and B/S type autoclave?
N type - non vacuum
B/S - vacuum
In a non clinical area how long can open bagged instruments be stored for?
What does TST stand for?