Category: Infection Control

Utility Gloves: Boring Equipment that Can Save Your Life!

Each year there are approximately 384,000 sharps related injuries to health care workers. That amounts to about 1,000 injuries per day at an average cost of about $3042 per victim. $1 Billion is spent annually on lab fees, testing, counseling, and post exposure follow ups from sharps related injuries. That doesn’t include the emotional fallout [..]

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Will Turning A Blind Eye Land You On Government Radar?

Recently, we gave you a heads' up about the "new and improved" checklist being rolled out for Dental Board (TSBDE) investigators in Texas. If you missed it, now is a great opportunity to give the checklist a look and see how your practice stacks up. And, this provides you a great opportunity to evaluate the state of affairs [..]

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Dental Board Inspectors Are Taking Names & Kicking Tail…Is Yours Covered?

The SBDE has a new checklist spurred by the Tulsa Oral Surgeon embarrassment and a number of infection control issues in Texas and across the country. While the State’s checklist is not as detailed as our audit checklists the state’s checklist is still very relevant to you and your practice. You may say, "I’m running [..]

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Are You Committing Professional Suicide?

What I suspect most healthcare professionals remember most about the Hippocratic Oath is the part that says, "I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone"…"to abstain from doing harm"…"first do no harm," depending upon which version you read. However, when [..]

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