Contaminated instruments should be handled carefully to prevent exposure using appropriate PPE (personal protection equipment). Instruments should be placed in an appropriate sealed, leak proof container (displaying a biohazard symbol) at the point of use to prevent percutaneous injuries during transport to the instrument processing area.
Safely transporting instruments with bioburden
Instrument reprocessing begins immediately after patient treatment - from safely transporting instruments in a container labeled with biohazard symbols, to cleaning and inspection, no step in the instrument reprocessing chain should be overlooked.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
It is important to properly protect yourself, your patients, and even the operatory equipment from cross-contamination. The following video provides an overview on face masks, explaining ASTM standards and helping you select the best mask for varied tasks…