The ADA guidelines say you need in your infection control manual…
Information and specifications in the manual must include:
• methods of hand hygiene (both routine and surgical);
SmartDentist subscribers: Go now and delete you old hand hygiene policy and go to the Common Policy Library and select the latest Hand hygiene Policy. It will come with links to
- Hand Hygiene Australia ;
- My favourite youtube video on Hand Hygiene;
- WHO: Hand wash and Hand rub poster;
- Donning surgical gloves (Ansell site)
- Latex allergy help site.
TASK for this week
Download the Hand hygiene poster; save it to a UBS; go to Office Works and get a copy printed for each wash sink (0.88 cents per copy) and laminate it (1.75 per copy).
Get some blue tack and put them up at work!
(See picture above: I really do do what I say. Here is a selfie of me with the 5 posters – one for each surgery and one for the steri-room)