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Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items in Oral Healthcare Settings

Course Number: 474


Reusable contaminated patient-care items must be transported from the point of use to the CPA. To prevent exposure of OHCP to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) through percutaneous injury, contact with nonintact skin, or contact with mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, or mouth), such items should be handled using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and transported in sealed, leak proof containers displaying a biohazard symbol.2,3