Selected freehand piercings

Here is a glimpse of a few piercings I performed during an exhibition for colleagues in New England. I enjoy sharing ideas and techniques with my peers. Let me know what you think.

My goal is an atraumatic aseptic technique: Primum non nocere

All of these piercings were performed without clamps using the STATIM 2000 autoclave, sterilized single use equipment, sterile nitrile gloves, and the titanium jewelry was anodized with the Reactive Metals Micro anodizer.

A video of a few procedures by Brian Skellie

Documentary about early microbiology

Here is a delightful video about pioneer of microbiology Van Leeuwenhoek. I had come across a Stop-motion Lego documentary about great microbiologists on Boing Boing, and just found it again in the Brickfilms archive.  Great Microbiologists Watch now ? Brickfilm Archive Directed by Joshua Leasure Released May 18, 2003 Starring Joshua Leasure, Stefan van Zwam, Loïc Desjardins Genre Educational, Comedy Running time 8:43 … Read more

A brief history of sterilization

A Brief History of Sterilization : An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization

An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization

Educational materials for Decontamination, Packaging and Sterilization – Case Medical Inc

via Case Medical Inc. CASE ACADEMY ONLINE DESCRIPTION DOWNLOAD BASICS OF DECONTAMINATION – TUTORIAL CASDF001 BASICS OF DECONTAMINATION GLOSSARY CASDF001g BASICS OF DECONTAMINATION POST-TEST ANSWER KEY CASDF001a BASICS OF PACKAGING – TUTORIAL CASDF002 BASICS OF PACKAGING GLOSSARY CASDF002g BASICS OF PACKAGING POST-TEST ANSWER KEY CASDF002a BASICS OF STERILIZATION – TUTORIAL CASDF003 BASICS OF STERILIZATION – GLOSSARY … Read more