ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) announces the release of its 2005 Surface Disinfectant Reference Chart. The chart, containing detailed information about specific products and their respective chemical compositions, including viral and TB kill claims (time and temperature), will be introduced in the May issue of Infection Control in Practice (ICIP), now available at www.OSAP.org.
The focus of May's ICIP, Surface Disinfectants for Dentistry, provides dental professionals with the tools needed for selecting and using surface disinfectants. It also addresses safety and disposal information, efficacy criteria plus additional information needed to make informed choices. A "Compliance Corner" presents information from CDC, OSHA and the EPA. "Putting It All Together," offers a checklist that dental workers can reference to assure they are using the most appropriate disinfectant product for the task at hand. To help practices stay on track, a calendar for periodic maintenance, record keeping, and various infection control activities is included.
This special publication is a must-have for anyone responsible for preventing cross-contamination in the dental office. The inclusion of OSAP's 2005 Surface Disinfectant Reference Chart makes the issue even more valuable. ICIP helps meet the dental team's need for continuing education credit by offering a one-hour CE credit competency test on the information presented. OSAP members receive ICIP as part of their member benefits, but nonmembers can purchase this special issue containing the 2005 Surface Disinfectant Reference Chart at www.osap.org.
Source: Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures