MRSA-Golden Staph (Methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus Aureus) is a serious topic in the dental industry. Dental nurses
may rarely know what blood disorders or pathogens/viruses a patient may have
when they walk into the surgery.
Standards and precautions should be at the highest
level at all times. Patients can have a transmissible infectious condition and
in dentistry saliva is considered a potentially infectious material that often
contains blood, secretions and excretions.
Golden Staph can kill almost 20% of its carriers
according to Peter Collington a physician and microbiologist at the Australian
National University*. Last year there were more than 500 Golden Staph
infections across 46 NSW hospitals.
The way MRSA can be transmitted is through:
-body fluid exposure
-broken skin, mucous membrane
-and sharps injuries.
The best way to protect yourself
-is gloves, eyewear and quality
-Even ‘cough etiquette’ with patients
and the surgery staff should be be monitored at all times.
-Using products effective against MRSA
e.g. Bevisto-Instrumental and BevistoCryl.
If a patient shows signs of an open abscess or red
like lesions that look like an insect bite they can be covered with a dry paper
towel and it should reduce the spread considerably.
So protect yourself and and be aware of your
surroundings. Using Bevisto-Instrumental for your instruments
and BevistoCryl for the dental chair and benches.
How Do You Choose The Best Dental Chair?
09 Apr 2020
the best dental chair? The answer to that question, of course, is the one that
best suits you and your patients!
a few of the key factors to consider when choosing the right dental chair for
You’ll want a chair that offers
maximum accessibility, especially if you have a lot of elderly people or small
children as patients. Features that allow you to lower the chair and tilt the
armrests can make it much easier for patients to get on and off. These features
also mean better ergonomics for practitioners, allowing you to work comfortably
without strain on your back.
How much space do you have in
your treatment rooms? A more compact chair can be an ideal solution in a
smaller room, allowing easy movement around the chair for both patients and
staff, and easy access when cleaning the room.
Light folding chairs are
a great solution for those with mobile dental practices. Add-ons like a tray
and a LED operating light enable a practitioner to set up a treatment centre in
any available space.
A good dentist chair will be
adaptable, offering not only flexible positioning for greater patient
and practitioner comfort, but features such as child pillows to suit junior
sizes and adjustable back rests to accommodate different heights.
Bright colours can offer a good
distraction in the treatment room, particularly for young children who may feel
apprehensive about a dentist visit – as may some adults! Ease of cleaning and
durability of the chair are also key issues. Look for a chair with a
high-quality vinyl or upholstery cover you can remove for cleaning.
one of our experts today to discuss your options
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