As dental offices continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, infection prevention remains top of mind for many practice owners. The Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has proven to be an important resource for infection prevention and control education for dental professionals.
In part two of its series “Implementing Routine Quality Assurance of Infection Prevention Policies and Procedures,” OSAP continues its close look at instrument reprocessing (read part one here). Specifically, part two in this series outlines one approach to performing routine quality assurance related to packaging instruments during reprocessing. By following the quality assurance approach outlined by OSAP, dental practices will have a better understanding of how to establish and maintain a safe work environment, limit the spread of contamination and promote compliance.
Read the August 2020 Infection Control in Practice newsletter to learn how to:
- Outline a quality assurance approach to an instrument reprocessing procedure
- Describe the properties of effective sterilization packaging material
- List important steps in packaging instruments for sterilization
- Describe the type of packaging materials used for steam, unsaturated chemical vapor and dry heat sterilization
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For the latest news and advice on practicing dental care during COVID-19, visit our Coronavirus Resource Center. And be sure to download our Reopen. Restore. Playbook, a free comprehensive guide with everything you need to know to enable your office to meet demand and give patients the reassurance they need.
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