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As a working medical professional that is responsible for instrument cleaning and sterilization, there is nothing more important than knowing your space to work is clean and all tools are  properly sterilized. The sterilization process may differ depending on what is being sterilized, but the......

Reprocessing medical devices properly can prevent infections, boost the quality of health care services and avoid malpractice cases. While this process is vital, many medical facilities don’t follow the proper steps. A study shows that 57% of workers responsible for instrument processing don’t have the......

Standard precautions are a set of practices required to achieve the basic level of infection control. They’re measures that apply to all individuals, whether or not they seem symptomatic. Standard precautions use personal protective equipment (PPE) and common-sense practices to protect healthcare workers from infections......

Knowing the proper methods to prevent infections is of immense help in fighting the spread of diseases. Infection prevention and control applies a risk management technique to stop or reduce infection transmission. Standard and transmission-based are two methods that offer a high level of protection......

Luci Perri, owner/consultant at Infection Control Results has recently earned the Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC). Luci was one of 126 oral health professionals who were among the first group to earn the certification on Dec. 29, 2021. The CDIPC certification was......

Infection control in dentistry is essential to the health of the population as a whole.  As a dental professional, you know how much work goes into keeping a clinic clean, the instruments and devices sterile, and the patients and staff safe. You’ve got to follow......

Outpatient surgeries are prevalent in the healthcare field. Medical professionals at outpatient centers, or ambulatory centers, perform a variety of ambulatory surgical procedures. The benefits of ambulatory settings are ample; they’re affordable, offer accessible scheduling, and allow patients to recover in the comfort of their......