Our friends at the CDC created a helpful website about hand washing, which is worth the time to read through. I particularly …
Sterility of Antiseptic
Products: FDA Investigates,
Deliberates on Potential
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.
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
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.
Links: Some educational infection prevention materials for body artists
http://www.fightgermsnow.com/ A useful collection of scientific studies on antimicrobial use in clinical and home settings.
I like the idea of a single non-staining, non-toxic agent that Techni-Care represented for skin preparation, and have been trying other options. Here is some further information, a fun presentation, and some links
Clean shouldn’t smell like anything at all…
It is well founded to wear a mask during your procedures for your clients safety and your own.
Integrating and Emulating sterilization indicators
A little more about face masks: they were designed to protect the patient from the healthcare practitioner, not the other way around
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act In the States, medical devices are regulated by the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Then called the Food …
Hooray for Ventner
Stop-motion Lego documentary about early microbiologists – Boing Boing.
An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization