Tag Archives: Infection control

Free IC Resources

It is still early enough in the New Year to finally make sure your written infection control plan is up-to-date (or actually created). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires facilities that provide patient care services to have a written … Continue reading

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What are Work Practice Controls & How Do I Create Them?

Work practice controls are profession-specific, written procedures that outline how audiology-related services will be executed in a manner consistent with minimizing the potential spread of disease or cross-contamination.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires facilities providing patient care services to have and … Continue reading

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3-Part is a Charm!!!

Did you know there is a way to avoid making direct contact with Wavicide and Sporox when immersing or removing items from a soaking tray during cold sterilization procedures? The Audiologist’s Choice 3-Part Soaking Tray is quite the charm and a … Continue reading

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Free Manual or Touch-Free Purell Dispensers

If you are an audiologist, audiology assistant, hearing instrument specialist, or student, you are required to perform hand hygiene routinely throughout the day in the clinical environment.  There are instances where access to a sink with running water may not be readily available … Continue reading

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No Time for Dwell Time?

All disinfectants are tested and labeled according to specific amount of time they must be in contact with a surface to kill specific microbes. Referred to as dwell time, the amount of time a disinfectant is to remain visibly wet … Continue reading

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The Connection of Ebola Virus to Audiology

Mainly reported in the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, the arrival of Ebola haemorrhagic fever to the United States is making people feel a little uneasy and a bit scared. While this disease may be perceived as new, the Ebola … Continue reading

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The Infection Control Garbage Term

When asked by a colleague whether or not something needs to be “sanitized” prior to reuse in the audiology or hearing aid clinic, I often stop and think, “Is this a trick question?” The verb “sanitize” may be defined as “to … Continue reading

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Get Your Audiology Practice Under Control

If you are an audiologist, hearing aid instrument specialist, or AuD student involved in the provision of patient care services, do me a favor and access the current written infection control plan at your work or clinical externship site. Can’t … Continue reading

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