Category: OSHA

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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The Toothcop Weighs In On the Tulsa Dentist Story- A Must Read for Every Dentist!

v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} I waited to write about this story for a long time. I didn't want to jump on the hype band wagon. Every dental blogger out there is writing about this story. Then I realized, I have a different take. This is the real story that needs to [..]

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How do You Respond? Dirty Instruments found at Oral Surgery Practice

Special Guest Blog from Leslie Canham A Tulsa Oral Surgery practice was shut down due to breaches in infection control and other violations such as allowing dental assistants to perform IV sedation on patients. As a result of an Oklahoma Board of Dentistry investigation, it was determined that more than 7000 patients may have been exposed to Hepatitis [..]

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What are Employee Medical Records (aka: OSHA medical records)?

EMR are medical records pertaining to the health status of employees. These records need to be maintained in separate files from personnel records. EMR should include a written exposure determination, HBV offering (or declination), documentation of any significant exposures and all post exposure medical care, including, but not limited to: prescriptions, medical opinions, doctor’s orders, [..]

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