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Asepsis

Piercing Emporium Training Day-5

Sterile gloves use rationale

Are you using sterile gloves for body piercing procedures? If you are not, using an Aseptic Non Touch Technique with sterile engineering controls …

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Semmelweis

Perhaps if he was more diplomatic and better demonstrated his hypothesis he would have had a better response from his colleagues

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.

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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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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 …

Selected freehand piercings

Here is a look at a few recent piercings I performed during an exhibition for colleagues in New England. I really enjoy sharing ideas and techniques as a guest of my peers. My goal is an atraumatic aseptic technique: Primum non nocere