March 2013 – CS Solutions. Water quality; staining of sterile packaging; soil detection devices by Ray Taurasi Q I work in a …
Is there a chemical residue left behind from your disinfectant?
In developing a policy on the return of explants to patients [or previously worn body jewelry to clients] there are many concerns and issues that need to be considered and addressed.
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.
“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
A protocol for switching to OPTIM 33 TB One-Step Cleaner Disinfectant, and a Quick Reference Guide for Tattoo and Piercing use
Links: Some educational infection prevention materials for body artists
A bit more detail about OPTIM 33TB cleaner disinfectant
An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization