TOSHA for the Dental Office. Mitchell Cothran.
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1)Bloodborne/Waterborne/Airborne Disease Transmission
1) Direct contact with blood, oral fluids, or other patient materials;
2) Indirect contact with contaminated objects (e.g., instruments, equipment, or environmental surfaces);
3) Contact of conjunctival, nasal, or oral mucosa with droplets (e.g., spatter) containing microorganisms generated from an infected person and propelled a short distance (e.g., by coughing, sneezing, or talking); and
4) Inhalation of airborne microorganisms that can remain suspended in the air for long periods
2) all body fluids, secretions, and excretions (except sweat), regardless of whether they contain blood;
3) non-intact skin; and
4) mucous membranes.
1) Occur outside the patient's mouth, thereby posing less risk for re-contact with patient tissues;
2) Involve limited amounts of blood; and
3) Are caused by burs, syringe needles, laboratory knives, and other sharp instruments
Viral Hepatitis - Overview Workers
Type of Hepatitis
Source: Ippolito, et. al., 1997
Place biohazard symbol here Workers
Prepare fresh when needed
Develop a written schedule for cleaning of possibly contaminated surfaces