From May 2014 – CS Solutions. Double pouching for sterile presentation? ATP use in CS? by Ray Taurasi Q The OR requires that …
Sterility of Antiseptic
Products: FDA Investigates,
Deliberates on Potential
December 2013 – CS Solutions. More insightful answers to infection control questions from Ray T. Surgical instruments should not be soaked in …
My company Piercers.com and I are pleased to sponsor a Statim autoclave for sterilization at this year’s event again! I will be there to educate and …
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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
“A study conducted by Prof. von Eiff of University of Münster in hospitals in North Rhine Westphalia and Lower Saxony revealed that, in particular, 40% of hollow instruments released for use were not sterile (4). One reason for such problems is that the classic biological and/or well-integrated chemical indicators can attest to the sterility of supplies only at those locations at which they are positioned. But in general these indicators cannot be placed at those sites within the instrument which are most difficult to access, hence the established practice of using such indicators is not suitable for providing insights into the sterility of lumened devices.”
March 2013 – CS Solutions. Water quality; staining of sterile packaging; soil detection devices by Ray Taurasi Q I work in a …
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Is there a chemical residue left behind from your disinfectant?
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.”
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
A first glimpse at the new fourth generation of the fast STATIM 2000 autoclave
Links: Some educational infection prevention materials for body artists
A bit more detail about OPTIM 33TB cleaner disinfectant
Understanding the hazards of handling and mixing chemicals is essential to safe use.
A little about why I encourage people not to wear acrylic body jewelry.
STATIM is not “flash sterilization” and the term should no longer be used in reference to sterilization cycles for unwrapped items.
http://www.fightgermsnow.com/ A useful collection of scientific studies on antimicrobial use in clinical and home settings.
For brevity, I suggest that you use all sterile disposable single use items, however if you are to reprocess used instruments: Classes …