2.2 Aseptic Technique
Aseptic technique is used for brief, invasive procedures that may break skin or mucous membranes, or normally sterile parts of the body.
Aseptic technique involves:
• Antiseptic hand hygiene: hand wash & 70% isopropyl alcohol Handrub
• Non-sterile gloves: REMEMBER that the your clean gloves are the LAST things that you don!
DO TOUCH ANYTHING EXCEPT STERILE EQUIPMENT OR ITEMS THAT HAVE A CLEAN BARRIER ONCE YOU’VE DONNED YOUR GLOVES!
• Sterile equipment
• Use of clean, dedicated area
Aseptic technique is indicated for:
• Implant Uncover
• Incise & Drain
• Jaw Wire
• Treatment of Alveolar Osteitis (Dry Socket)