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Infection Control in a Dental Office

Handwashing before gloving, Putting on Personal Protective Equipment, Removing Personal Protective Equipment
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Sara Story

on 11 February 2011

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Transcript of Infection Control in a Dental Office

in a dental office Infection Control
before gloving





Putting on Brought to you by SARA STORY But what can a dental office do to minimize the spread of germs? are all ways a member of
the office to protect


their and


of the dental team. Patients themselves, other members Handwashing Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE)
To start off WASHING HANDS BEFORE GLOVING Remove all your jewelry,
watches, and rings
beforehand. Use a paper towel to grasp the faucets to turn the water on and off. THIS WAY, YOU WILL NOT
PICK UP
GERMS
IF THE SINK IS CONTAMINATED. Apply Soap LATHER in a circular motion LATHER IN A CIRCULAR MOTION
Under each fingernail
AND between fingers.
FRICTION REMOVES SOIL! MAKE SURE TO GET: AREAS OF THE HAND
NOT THOROUGHLY
WASHED BECAUSE OF
POOR WASHING
TECHNIQUE: BE SURE NOT TO MISS When your done,
USE A PAPER TOWEL Run it under water again. The first time will only remove debris. Apply more soap VIGOROUSLY RUB TOGETHER FOR 10 SECONDS UNDER THE STREAM OF WATER. FINALLY, Rinse in cold water This will close the pores. And then, DRY HANDS WITH A PAPER TOWEL TURN OFF THE FAUCET WITH YOUR PAPER TOWEL. Putting on Personal Protective Equipment FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH FIFTH Put on your protective clothing PUT ON YOUR SURGICAL MASK & Adjust the fit PUT ON PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR EYEWEAR SHOULD be impact resistant and have side protection THIS IS WHEN YOU WASH YOUR HANDS!! and PUTTING ON GLOVES PUT ON GLOVES LAST! ****The most important step of putting on PPE is to put on gloves LAST, to avoid contaminating them before they are placed in the patients mouth!**** Hold one hand at the cuff Place your opposite hand inside the glove Pull it onto your hand Repeat with new glove! Doing all of is the best and most preventative way to keep everyone safe from infection. THE END
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