An roundtable discussion of effective infection control, instrument management and sterilization options for modern tattooing. Together we can answer questions in regards to getting items clean enough to prevent the spread of disease, infection and irritant residues that affect healing.
Sterilization / Sterile Goods Management
Work flow for more effective sterilization
-Instrument storage and transportation
-Manual, ultrasonic and automated cleaning
A discussion of current available methods
-Steam, Chemical, Thermal, Radiation
Future sterilization options
- Industrial and clinical
- Packaging and reusable containers
A Brief History of Sterilization
A chronology of facts and important characters that contributed to the evolution of means and control of infection from ancient Egypt to our modern times. We follow the evolution of technological advances and the awareness of risk factors, and make note of the whimsical nature of some situations. The steps toward acceptance and practice of more rigorous safety methods will be portrayed.
by: Brian Skellie