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Fundamentals
Employees must not eat, apply make-up, or perform other personal care activities in these infection control
areas. In the same way, employees cannot wear PPE to lunch or in break rooms.
* Employees must change into and out of PPE before entering and when leaving infection control areas;
to minimize negative impact, it's easier to group areas subject to the rule together (Operatories, lab,
sterilization, X-ray etc)
* If employees must cross a non-infection control area to get from one infection control area to another,
the design is faulty
* Employees should not have to break rules in order to function effectively, e.g. change out of PPE in the
break room
* Spaces and equipment must allow for effective decontamination and sterilization. The CDC (www.cdc.gov)
specifies divisions for correct layout of sterilization bays - consider investing in a sterilization center
* Choose equipment that readily accepts barriers with non-critical surfaces that will not be damaged by
disinfectant
* Choose equipment features that allow sterilization over disinfecting
* Many equipment choices will improve adherence to infection control, as well as efficiency and safety:
instrument washers, cassette systems that reduce handling of contaminated sharps while increasing
processing speed
* Have adequate hand-washing stations

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA compliance, as we have previously discussed, relates to providing access for disabled persons. If you have
additional questions, the ADA website can provide resources (www.ada.org).

Radiation Control
Place X-ray equipment where radiation exposure is limited to the patient requiring the radiograph. Simple things
such as installing remote exposure switches in hallways instead of operatories, and digital conversion can
improve compliance. A radiation control evaluation may be valuable and necessary to assure both safety and
compliance (Henry Schein can facilitate such assistance).

Medical Gases
Built-in systems must comply with strict standards to pass inspection. If you are using a portable nitrous
system, make sure it is secured and that all replacement tanks are not only locked up but secured so they cannot
fall over. Always obtain expert specifications approved by the manufacturer of the product you are using. If you
plan to regularly use nitrous oxide, a built-in system is much more cost-effective long-term. Medical gases
design must pass specific inspection and licensing review. If you are using medical gases such as nitrous oxide,
the storage room for the tanks works best with an external door access.

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