Townie® Poll

Infection Control

Poll conducted from 1/3/2007 To 2/2/2007

Have you been injured by a needle stick (that caused bleeding) during the last 12 months?
841 total votes
20%
a. Yes
80%
b. No
Did you have a staff member injured in the last 12 months that required follow up blood tests or immunizations (eg. Hep B booster)?
575 total votes
12%
a. Yes
88%
b. No
How do you monitor effective sterilization from your autoclave?
569 total votes
25%
a. Color change on bags or tape
22%
b. Separate monitoring strip
54%
c. Samples sent to outside agency
Who is responsible for the infection-control program in your office?
574 total votes
30%
a. Doctor
53%
b. Assistant
10%
c. Hygienist
7%
d. Office Manager
Do you use an automated process (eg. Assistina, QUATTROcare) to lubricate handpieces prior to sterilization?
573 total votes
35%
a. Yes
53%
b. No, manual spray
13%
c. No, lube-free handpieces
Do you routinely use Lt/Rt handed gloves for restorative procedures?
574 total votes
23%
a. Yes
77%
b. No
Is your office latex free?
573 total votes
15%
a. Yes
85%
b. No
How many devices do you own to sterilize instruments (Autoclave, Chemclave, StatIM, etc..)?
575 total votes
32%
a. 1
48%
b. 2
15%
c. 3
5%
d. 4+
How often do you wash your hands?
572 total votes
44%
a. Every time I change gloves
32%
b. Every time I enter a different room
21%
c. A few times throughout the day
3%
d. Before lunch and after restroom breaks
Did you get the influenza (flu) vaccine this year?
573 total votes
34%
a. Yes
66%
b. No

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