Topic Category: instrument processing and sterilization

B. Transporting & Instrument Processing

Transporting Transporting of instruments should be done in a manner that is safe.  Once sharps are disposed of in the treatment room, remaining instruments should be transported from the treatment room to the instrument processing area on a rigid tray.   The Instrument Processing Area […]

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, but not limited to, surgical instruments, scalers, end instruments, brackets, wires, blades, and burs. They are used to penetrate […]

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