The security of dental sharps such as needles and scalpels as well as anesthetic carpules and other instruments is essential in the dental clinic. These items must be rigorously monitored, tracked, and documented to ensure the safety of staff and patients. This talk will provide a practical example of a way to ensure that dental sharps are managed and accounted for.
- State the importance of reaching consensus on what constitutes dental sharps
- Examine ways to track the inventory and document the usage and disposal of sharps
- Discuss use of reports, schedules, and corrective action plans to ensure sharps are properly reconciled