A simple and effective way of avoiding sharps injury without a cork or tube.
Links: Some educational infection prevention materials for body artists
William Stewart Halsted, The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s first surgeon in chief, is widely credited as the first to develop and introduce rubber surgical gloves in the United States. That was in 1894, five years after the institution opened.
Now, in an effort to make medical care safer for patients and health care workers, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has become the first major medical institution to become “latex safe” by ending all use of latex gloves and almost all medical latex products.
Body art procedures can benefit from sterile-barrier precautions, even if they are not as complicated as modern surgical procedures.
The surgeon who first advocated sterilized gloves
Hand Hygiene — NEJM. Complete with interesting video Hand Hygiene Yves Longtin, M.D., Hugo Sax, M.D., Benedetta Allegranzi, M.D., Franck Schneider, and …
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.
It is well founded to wear a mask during your procedures for your clients safety and your own.
A little more about face masks: they were designed to protect the patient from the healthcare practitioner, not the other way around
An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization