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Ultrasonic Formula for Cleaning Surgical Instruments

Use an ultrasonic cleaner for manicure tools.

Use an ultrasonic cleaner for manicure tools.

Cleaning surgical instruments and dental instruments should be done as soon as possible after procedures in order to prevent blood, tissues and other contaminants from hardening on surfaces. Ultrasonic cleaning is a proven technique to remove these contaminants and precedes sterilizing or disinfecting according to the healthcare facility’s standard operating procedures.   A discussion on cleaning procedures is in our post reporting on healthcare central services departments.

Similar conditions apply in other applications where contamination and health issues can occur.  Examples include tattoo parlors, veterinary clinics, and hair and nail salons.

A Cleaning Solution for Medical Instruments

Ultrasonic cleaning is accomplished by the implosion of minute bubbles in a cleaning solution contained in an ultrasonic cleaner tank.  Bubbles are created by ultrasonic transducers bonded to the tank and excited by a generator to frequencies such as 37,000 cycles per second (37 kHz).  They … Read the rest

Ultrasonic Cleaners: 1st Line Defense Against Infection in Tattoo Studios

Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner to Clean Tattoo Needles

Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner to Clean Tattoo Needles

Here is another civic body specifying regulatory requirements that controls and manages the operation of tattoo parlors.  This time from the town of Walpole, MA.  As with other regulatory guidelines for tattoo studios, this one also places an emphasis on cleaning the tattoo gear in a multi-stage process that involves ultrasonic cleaning and sterilizing with an autoclave unit afterwards.  In this sense ultrasonic cleaners have evolved into a first line of defence in getting rid of blood, ink, and other debris that clog tattoo needles.  Follow that up with a sterilization process to ensure sterile and spotlessly clean equipment that is safe for patrons.

For further information visit walpole-ma.gov.… Read the rest

Ultrasonic Cleaners A Must for Tattoo Shops

Use An Ultrasonic Cleaner to Clean Your Tattoo Gear of All Blood & Ink

Use An Ultrasonic Cleaner to Clean Your Tattoo Gear of All Blood & Ink

Running a tattoo shop is no longer a matter of simply getting some tattoo needles and ink and hanging out a sign.  Almost every state has specific legislation that deals with preventing infection and disease in a tattoo parlor.  A good example is this one from the Washington State Legislature.  Licensing requires several proccesses and procedures to be in place to ensure instrument sterilization and proper cleaning.  An important step we’d like to point out is the ultrasonic cleaning step prior to sterilization.  Note that cleaning in an ultrasonic cleaner is not a substitute for sterilization in an autoclave even if the cleaning solvent has germicidal properties.

For further information visit apps.leg.wa.gov.… Read the rest

Safe Procedures for Skin Piercing for Tattoos & Body Art

Follow Safe Procedures & Guidelines when Piercing Skin

Follow Safe Procedures & Guidelines when Piercing Skin

Another important aspect of tattooing safety is minimizing the risk of infection during skin piercing.  This comprehensive set of guidelines from the New Zealand, Ministry of Health, gives you all the details you need to know.  This is a small 40-odd page document that goes into all the pertinent aspects in great detail.  It explains the likely infections, the principles for healthy and hygienic skin piercing, procedures for hygienic tattooing or body piercing, ways to minimize infection risk, cleaning, using an ultrasonic cleaner, sterilization with autoclaves, and cleaning other instruments and articles like garments.

For further information visit www.hawaii.edu.… Read the rest

Preventing Cross Contamination in Your Tattoo Studio

Preventing Cross Contamination in Your Tattoo Studio

Preventing Cross Contamination in Your Tattoo Studio

Continuing with the theme of tattooing today here are more detailed instructions on preventing cross-contamination in tattoo studios.  The paper highlights the need for ‘zoning’ within the tattoo shop, managing disposable and non-disposable items, disinfecting the tattooing area, using an ultrasonic cleaner for the instruments, sterilization, and finally disposal of ‘sharps’ and waste.  If you are setting up or running a tattoo studio this guide will give you sufficient information to implement and refine infection control procedures.

For further information visit www.hawaii.edu.… Read the rest

More Questions to Ask Your Tattooist

Get that Awesome Tattoo But Protect Yourself from Infection

Get that Awesome Tattoo But Protect Yourself from Infection

After thinking about it a bit, I realized that maybe the last post about questions to ask your tattooist was not sufficient to cover the subject. So I googled around a bit:  Georgetown University site’s health topics section lists exactly the same questions with the added rider – the answer to each of these questions should be ‘Yes’.  The University of Wisconsin’s Student Health Center website also has some tips on protecting yourself while getting tattoos.   The common thread in both these places and the previous post? Cleaning and sterilization.  We cannot stress enough how important this is.  Tattoo needles get filled with blood and need thorough cleaning followed by sterilization. An ultrasonic cleaner makes the cleaning solution penetrate spaces difficult to reach by hand or any other manual process. Sterilization kills all the germs and should be done in an … Read the rest

Questions to Ask Before Getting A Tattoo

Tattoos Are Beautiful But Make Sure Your Tattooist Follows Hygiene & Safety Standards

Tattoos Are Beautiful But Make Sure Your Tattooist Follows Hygiene & Safety Standards

If you are going in for a tattoo you need to ask the right questions of the tattooist. The Department of Health and Human Services, Maine has a helpful list of questions that you can use.  For those outside Maine look up the local licensing and regulatory authority that oversee tattoo studios. The questions about sterilization and cleaning are very important.  Tattoo needles do get blood in them and they should be both cleaned as well as sterilized. For cleaning an ultrasonic cleaner is a must and for sterilization an autoclave should be present on premises.

For further information visit www.maine.gov.… Read the rest

Tattoo Studios Need Infection Control Training

Ultrasonic Cleaning & Autoclave Sterilization of Tattoo Kits is Critical for Infection Control

Ultrasonic Cleaning & Autoclave Sterilization of Tattoo Kits is Critical for Infection Control

In this study three research students explored the attitudes and belief systems of professional tatooists with respect to infection control.  The study showed that all the tattooists were aware of the risks involved with infection from blood born pathogens.  They also agreed that expense or discomfort was not a barried to implement infection control.  However, direct observation showed that on an average most tatooists implemented 44 of the 62 recommended best practices.  The study concluded that tatooists need: ‘maximum intervention in the areas of needle disposal, hand washing, cross-contamination, and cleaning prior to sterilization’.  When it comes to cleaning, our ultrasonic cleaners are the ideal choice for the professional tattoo studio.  See this article for more details ultrasonic cleaning of tattoo gear.

 

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Ultrasonic Cleaners in Body-Piercing and Tattooing Shops

Clean and Safe BPT Places Important

Clean and Safe BPT Places Important

You never know where you run into an ultrasonic cleaner these days! In a post at the ‘Be Well’ Health Education Services of Georgetown University they describe some of the do’s and don’ts. Since these are ‘in’ nowadays, it is well worth your while to inspect the checklist they have made. It is important to know that the BPT studio is a well-established business and it is clean. There is a danger of exposure to HIV and Hepatitis B and C viruses in a badly run BPT establishment. Piercing should be done in a separate room. Surgical stainless steel should be used. The BPT place must have its own autoclave and ultrasonic cleaner. Following their checklist will ensure that you have a safe BPT experience.

 

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