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Decontamination Presentations

If it is not clean it can not be sterilized

Equipment must be cleaned before sterilization. Heat fixes blood fibrin to instrument surfaces, and should not be used prior to cleaning. Reprocessing should be done according to evidence based scientific recommendations.

SciCan OPTIM 33TB

Wiping the Surface Clean

“To wipe the slate clean is to forget all past problems or mistakes and start something again. That is what wiping a surface is all about – to get rid of the past and start anew.” S.M.Kovach

November 9-11, 2012 educational event, Stockholm SE

Open Workshop SE

Brian Skellie shared piercing techniques at the Open Workshop in Stockholm SE November 9-11, 2012

Optim 33TB cleaning power

OPTIM 33TB protocol

A protocol for switching to OPTIM 33 TB One-Step Cleaner Disinfectant, and a Quick Reference Guide for Tattoo and Piercing use

Association of Professional Piercers International Relations

APP for Nonconformists

Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.
Self Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson

You may find this conversation interesting or useful as a colleague if you are on the fence about joining the Association of Professional Piercers. (more…)

Learn about Unrefined Sea Salt with www.brnskll.com

Learn about sea salt

Have you ever visited a salt evaporation pond? It was enough to dissuade me from any desire to put unrefined sea salt in an open wound.

Sterile tray and drape options

Maintaining a Sterile Field

Why use a non-sterile dental bib when there are safer sterile options that are proven moisture barriers? Options and discussion.

Symbols.com

A fascinating guide to graphic symbols in western culture

old laytex glove

Rubber Gloves: “Born” – and Now Banished – At Johns Hopkins – 01/14/2008

William Stewart Halsted, The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s first surgeon in chief, is widely credited as the first to develop and introduce rubber surgical gloves in the United States. That was in 1894, five years after the institution opened.

Now, in an effort to make medical care safer for patients and health care workers, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has become the first major medical institution to become “latex safe” by ending all use of latex gloves and almost all medical latex products.

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Body Metal Font

Free Bodymetal typeface for my colleagues, clients and friends

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Hand Hygiene — NEJM

Hand Hygiene in the New England Journal of Medicine Complete with interesting video Hand Hygiene Yves Longtin, M.D., Hugo Sax, M.D., Benedetta …