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Infection control in dental radiology. Infection control procedures before exposure. Before bringing the patient into x-ray room clean and disinfect all surfaces you will touch including chair and counter Cover this surfaces with plastic wrap. Gloves should be worn at all times

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Infection control procedures before exposure
Infection control procedures before exposure

  • Before bringing the patient into x-ray room clean and disinfect all surfaces you will touch including chair and counter

  • Cover this surfaces with plastic wrap



Operatory breakdown after taking radiographs
Operatory breakdown after taking radiographs

  • Leave the operatory neat and clean

  • Dismantle the instruments and place them in the containers provided

  • Dispose of other contaminated items in the red plastic bag


Cont d
Cont’d

  • Wipe all contaminated surfaces with a disinfectant do not spray

  • Turn off x-ray unit and put tube head against the wall

  • Lead apron is cleaned and placed over the backside of the chair

  • Disinfect the gloves before go to the darkroom


Darkroom infection control guidelines darkroom infection control guidelines
Darkroom infection control guidelinesDarkroom infection control guidelines

  • Strip films from packets using gloves

  • Open film packet over the clean paper towel

  • Insert films in the processor with the gloves


Cont d1
Cont’d

  • Films should be handled as little as possible, preferably by the edges.

  • After all films are in the processors, remove the gloves and wash your hands

  • Handle processed film with clean hands


Panoramic and lateral ceph infection control guidelines
Panoramic and lateral ceph infection control guidelines

  • Use bite block baggie. Patient can remove the baggie when the x-raying is completed

  • Before and after exposure wipe down the patient positioning area and handles of the panoramic unit and head- and ear- positioning devices on the lateral ceph unit


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