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Healthcare is an ever-changing industry. Diseases are discovered, cures are created, new ways of caring for patients and treating disease are developed. As healthcare evolves, it is essential that our facilities evolve, too. Updating healthcare facilities doesn’t mean continually constructing new buildings in place of......

The healthcare industry is constantly changing. New infectious diseases are discovered and, thanks to human ingenuity in terms of innovative research, new treatments and vaccines are created. Although infections are different from one to the next, the chain of infection explains how infectious diseases spread......

Preventing COVID-19 Transmission in Dentistry (even when there’s a vaccine) A FREE online course for Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Staff The speaker, Luci Perri, will provide dental healthcare workers with information to implement recommended strategies aimed at preventing transmission of COVID-19 in dental healthcare settings. Participation in......

Each year in the United States, medical professionals perform endless inpatient, outpatient, surgical, and non-surgical medical procedures. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Health Statistic Report estimates that as many as 50 million people undergo medical procedures in hospitals......

Surgeons are typically the shining, crown jewel of their chosen hospital or surgical center. However, surgeons would have little to no success if not for the support from the sterile processing department (SPD) in their medical facilities. Surgery is scary, and the chances of infection......

Dental Assistants and dental hygienists are responsible for all aspects of patient care device reprocessing. This might include handling, rinsing, cleaning, drying, packaging, cooling, storing, and transporting potentially hazardous sharps and other healthcare devices. Cleaning dental instruments is an incredibly important step to patient care. ......

Sterile processing departments are an essential part of keeping patients safe in healthcare settings. Technicians are responsible for taking precautions that prevent infections in patients. They sort contaminated instruments, decontaminate,  and sterilize instruments for future use. Some sterile processing departments also disinfect shared patient care......

Dental facilities are a place where patients should feel safe while they receive essential healthcare. Although heat-resistant plastic instruments are quickly moving to the forefront of the dental industry, there are still some situations where alternative reprocessing methods are required. Cleaning patient care equipment and......