The general procedures for disinfection will be given in other courses.
We used to use an iodine compound to disinfect the work areas. Follow up the iodine spray with a spray of bleach and you will reduce the staining without reducing efficacy.
The iodophor compound has been replaced with MaxiSpray. It is to be used as a surface disinfectant spray. The main active ingredient is o-phenylphenol. Wear all the usual items for personal protection when using this material.
You should be aware that the Pelton Crane light has a plastic shield which will yellow and become brittle and crack when sprayed with disinfectant over a period of time. These plastic fragments could fall right on the patient's face. Be alert.
Here is something you never knew: You have to keep the lid of your infectious waste container closed. This is especially important if children are in the operatory.
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