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Association of Professional Piercers International Relations

APP Conference soon!

  CONFERENCE IS ALMOST UPON US! THE CONFERENCE ADVANCED (ONLINE) REGISTRATION WILL SHUT DOWN AT MIDNIGHT ON MAY 17TH, PST ANY CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION SHOULD …

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FDA guidance on sterilizers

What autoclaves are approved to sterilize hollow items by the FDA?
The standards for autoclaves that can process items with lumens are publicly accessible through the FDA site.

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Sharpies for labeling

“Most Sharpies have not been validated for industrial usage or for use in the sterilization conditions. There are a couple of Sharpie markers that do conform to the ASTM standard D4236 which means the product has been evaluated by a toxicologist for acute and chronic toxicity and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) identifies ingredients as presenting any chronic health hazard, along with safe use instructions. The pens that bear the AP seal with the notation “conforms to ASTM D4236″ (see right) are the markers that may be used for labeling your packages.”

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.

Working with a Statim autoclave

Working with a STATIM autoclave

Brian Skellie introduced STATIM autoclaves to our industry in the 1990′s, and hundreds of professionals have come to work with them over the years. Statim autoclaves have fully validated fast sterilization cycles, which makes them ideal for sterilizing jewelry and all the items as needed for each piercing as well as the routine wrapped items every studio needs. In this class we will explore how they should be handled in our daily routine.

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Autoclave Recycling

Trade in your old sterilizer for credit towards a new STATIM cassette autoclave!

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

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SciCan U | Handwashing

We all know how important washing your hands can be- this guide can serve as a helpful review

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Questions and Answers about Flash Sterilization

The STATIM 2000, 5000 and 7000 cassettes are designed as sterile barrier systems to prevent recontamination during transport. They are fully validated autoclaves, not “flash” cycles, approved in over 100 countries.