Leaving instruments unprocessed for any period of time can lead to the development of biofilm. The recommendation is to begin the cleaning process as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, a number of manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFUs) are now specifying the time frame that cleaning should be implemented. This ranges from “immediately after use” to “within 10, 20 or 30 minutes;” it varies with the device/instrument manufacturer. The manufacturer’s IFUs should always be followed.
Researchers have found a molecule that breaks down the clumps of protein linked with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: Novel Chemical ‘Washes Away’ Alzheimer’s …
What’s going on inside is more than origami
Are you using sterile gloves for body piercing procedures? If you are not, using an Aseptic Non Touch Technique with sterile engineering controls …
Original article: December 2014 – CS Solutions. How this applies to body artists: Start the cleaning process for instruments right away in the …
Our friends at the CDC created a helpful website about hand washing, which is worth the time to read through. I particularly …
Aseptic No Touch Technique may be used in conjunction with sterile gloves as an alternative to full surgical asepsis for body piercing procedures. I demonstrated …
This is very similar to what I saw when I visited Industrial Strength LLC Sharp Ass Needles, without the hubs, followed by cleaning …
“This article presented some sound information, but there’s still much more to know. When piercings are performed by a trained professional using sterile equipment and high quality jewelry, and appropriate aftercare is followed, the risks are drastically minimized.” — Elayne Angel, APP President
A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today. This graphic looks at the different factors that can contribute towards ‘bad’ science
One of the most commonly used materials for body jewelry, the ASTM F136 – Standard Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) …
Sterility of Antiseptic
Products: FDA Investigates,
Deliberates on Potential
SSI Prevention: Evidence-Based Practices Replace Lingering “Sacred Cows’ in the OR
This report explores the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) within the context of evidence-based practices replacing “sacred cows” in the operating room. It focuses on the critical practice of preoperative hair removal.
When Thomas Paine noted in 1776 that, “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right,” he could not have imagined that he was describing a current tug-of-war that still exists in some operating rooms today.
Original article: Researchers Develop Off-Grid Sterilization with Solar Steam. Copyright 2013 by Virgo Publishing http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/ Posted on: 07/22/2013 Rice University graduate student …
Read about FDA processing guidance
Perhaps if he was more diplomatic and better demonstrated his hypothesis he would have had a better response from his colleagues
Can unused wrapped items be re-sterilized reusing the original wraps?
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.
“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.”
How to set up your new Statim G4 autoclave by SciCan
Links: Some educational infection prevention materials for body artists
A bit more detail about OPTIM 33TB cleaner disinfectant
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.
Among jewelry materials for initial piercing, glass deserves a closer look.
Understanding the hazards of handling and mixing chemicals is essential to safe use.