August 1, 2007
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OSHA has physician offices in sight: Bloodborne regs most frequent citationWhether fairly or not, physician offices and other ambulatory settings often are characterized as "flying under the radar" in discussions regarding infection control requirements and regulatory oversight.
Bloodborne blues: Top 3 citations for doc officesAccording to the national office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the three most frequently cited violations in physician offices in 2006 were key provisions of Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 regulating occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Flowcharts guide staff in high-level disinfectionA single misstep in protocols for high-level disinfection of equipment used in physician offices may translate to transmission of infection to a patient.
Calling all readers: Story ideas, tips, suggestions?Welcome to Infection Control for Physician Practices, the newsletter dedicated to prevention strategies to protect patients and health care providers in medical offices, clinics, and other ambulatory settings.