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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
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Gloves should be worn at all times
  • Operators must wash hands when change
  • gloves between patients
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
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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
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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