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Why must surfaces in dental treatment rooms be disinfected or protected with barriers?
to prevent patient-to-patient transmission of microorganisms
What is used to prevent surface contamination?
disinfection and barriers
What is the purpose of surface barriers?
to prevent cross-contamination
What should you do if a barrier becomes torn?
-Clean & disinfect the surface under the barrier
Which regulatory agency requires the use of surface disinfection?
Why must surfaces be precleaned?
To remove bioburden
What would most commonly have a barrier placed instead of being disinfected?
Where are antiseptic used?
Which agency regulates disinfectants?
What is the name of the disinfectant that can leave a reddish or yellowish stain?
What is the disadvantage of synthetic phenols?
They can leave a residual film on surface
What is the common term for sodium hypochlorite?
Which disinfectant is not effective if blood or saliva is present?
What is a common use of chlorine dioxide?
Which is a way to practice greener infection control?
-Conserve water & energy
-Use products w/ recyclable packaging
-Use digital radiography
Ch20 multiple choice