Topic Category: instrument processing and sterilization

B. Transporting & Processing

Instrument Processing Area (sterilization area) should be in an area easily accessible from all patient care areas in order to reduce the need to carry contaminated instruments through clean areas of the office. Ideally, processing areas should be dedicated only to instrument processing, be separate […]

A.Patient Care Item Classification

The following are the CDC and the DBC categories for patient care items based on the risk of infection during their use: Critical Instruments: These instruments include surgical instruments, scalers, blades, and burs. They are used to penetrate soft tissue or bone. Because of this, […]