2.2 Aseptic Technique

Unit Two - Clean, Aseptic, and Sterile Techniques

Aseptic technique is used for brief, invasive procedures that may break skin or mucous membranes, or normally sterile parts of the body.

Aseptic technique involves:

Antiseptic hand hygiene: hand wash & 70% isopropyl alcohol Handrub
Non-sterile gloves: REMEMBER that the your clean gloves are the LAST things that you don!
DO TOUCH ANYTHING EXCEPT STERILE EQUIPMENT OR ITEMS THAT HAVE A CLEAN BARRIER ONCE YOU’VE DONNED YOUR GLOVES!
 Sterile equipment
 Use of clean, dedicated area

Aseptic technique is indicated for:
Extractions
 Biopsies
Exposures
Implant Uncover
Incise & Drain
Debride
Jaw Wire

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