Infection Prevention Resources for the Electrologist

2 Jun

 

The Six Steps of Instrument Reprocessing –  Best practices for instrument reprocessing is an important aspect of modern health care as it helps to minimize the patient’s risk of infection. This article is intended to provide an overview of the six (6) recommended steps for instrument reprocessing; cleaning, inspection, packaging, sterilization, sterile storage, and quality assurance.

Detailed Infection Prevention and Control Procedures for Electrolysis – Personal services bulletin from Eastern Ontario, Canada.

Health Standards and Guidelines for Electrolysis – Alberta, Canada.

AEA’s Standards over time:

The 2000 Revised Infection Control Standards for the Practice of Electrology were reviewed and commented on by the following: *Walter W. Bond, MS, Consultant Microbiologist, RCSA, Inc., Lawrenceville, GA (Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA., retired),  *Lynne M. Sehulster, PhD, M(ASCP), Microbiologist, Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA,  Victoria Thomas, RN, MS, Supervisor, Allied Health Laboratory and coordinator, Electrology Program, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ,  Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., Washington, DC,  *Review and comment does not constitute endorsement by private organizations or US governmental agencies.

2005 Infection Control Standards for the Practice of Electrology

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