Decontamination and Disinfection. Part 3. Protocols for procedures

Posted on 08 April 2016
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60 mins CPD/CE

Overall aims of this series:

  • Remain up to date with Disinfection and Decontamination procedures, taking into account documents such as HTM0105 and Code of Practice

Overall objectives of this series:

  • Basic requirements for good decontamination practice
  • Pre-sterilisation cleaning and PPE
  • Discuss the Code of Practice relevant contents
  • Look at the implications of the HSE law for resheathing needles
  • Apply the HTM 0701 for waste regulations
  • Revisit handwashing

Aims and objectives of Part 3:

  • Definitions of disinfection and decontamination
  • What can be used for disinfection, advantages and disadvantages of various types of disinfectants
  • Pros and cons of spraying with biocides or using various types of wipes
  • The instrument decontamination cycle
  • The time instruments can be stored after sterilisation
  • Transportation of instruments to the decontamination room
  • Single use items and their usage
  • Cleaning of day to day items – waterlines, handpieces, burs, matrix bands, amalgam carriers, endodontic reamers and files

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