Townie® Poll

Infection Control

Poll conducted from 12/3/2008 To 1/2/2009

Did you get the influenza (flu) vaccine last year?
1028 total votes
45%
a. Yes
55%
b. No
Have you eliminated latex gloves from your practice?
809 total votes
21%
a. Yes
79%
b. No
Do you use a rubber dam on a daily basis?
801 total votes
33%
a. Yes
67%
b. No
Have you ever had your Hepatitis B vaccine tested?
805 total votes
66%
a. Yes
34%
b. No
Do you send autoclave tests to an outside agency to verify effectiveness?
795 total votes
34%
a. Yes, weekly
29%
b. Yes, monthly
37%
c. No, we test in office
Does your staff undergo infection control refresher training on an annual basis?
792 total votes
66%
a. Yes
34%
b. No
How often are your floors mopped and bathrooms cleaned in the office?
799 total votes
48%
a. Daily
50%
b. Weekly
2%
c. Monthly
Who is responsible for instrument processing in your office?
798 total votes
50%
a. Each staff member takes care of their own (including hygienists).
40%
b. Dental assistants take care of everyone's instruments.
10%
c. We have a dedicated sterilization assistant.
Have you punctured your skin with a needle or sharp instrument in the last 12 months?
801 total votes
27%
a. Yes
73%
b. No
Has a staff member in your office ever missed work due to a sharps related accident?
796 total votes
7%
a. Yes
93%
b. No

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