Flashcards in Infection Control: CDC & OSHA Deck (18):
Identify infectious diseases that pose a potential risk of transmission in oral healthcare
Not limited to: HBV, HCV, HIV, TB, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), varicella, MMR
Eliminate or isolate hazardous exposure to blood or OPIM such as: sharps containers, and needle-retraction devices
Work practice controls
Methods used by the healthcare provider that result in safer behaviors such as: one-hand needle recapping or the use of PPE.
Example: when a provider touches a patient without washing their hands.
Example: when a patient is seated on the treatment chair without having the room disinfected.
Used to probe soft tissue or bone. Have greatest risk of transmitting disease and should be sterilized with heat.
Touch mucous membranes or non-intact skin and have a lower risk of transmission.
Non Critical instruments and devices
Contact only intact skin, least risk of transmission if infection. Serve as an effective barrier to microorganisms.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Recommends guidelines for preventions/protection of all/public
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Enforces regulations for employers/employees safety
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Regulates drug administration and quality of equipment/items used
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ensures proper chemical used to not harm the environment
Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention
Advocate for safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare.
Perform hand hygiene when:
1. Beginning of the day
2. Before leaving the operatory or lab
3. Before donning gloves- exam and utility
4. After removal of gloves-exam and utility
5. When hands are visibly soiled
6. After contact with inanimate objects that may be contaminated
7. Before and after treating each patient.
8. When in doubt perform hand hygiene, 40-60 sec
Hand rubs must contain how much alcohol?
1. Gown, 2. Mask, 3. Protective eyewear, 4. Gloves
1. Gloves, 2. Eyewear, 3. Gown, 4. Mask