Disposable plastic impression trays which cannot be autoclaved should not be reused between patients.
Infection Control During Radiograph Making
Spread of Contamination
Protect Film Packet Remove film packet avoiding contamination of the film. Cover film with plastic barrier Handle clean film with new gloves.
Infection Control During Radiograph Making Barrier Protection Regloving Two- Person Technique
Barrier Protection Cover all surfaces which will be touched with plastic barrier. Barrier should be changed between each patients
6- discard dirty gloves and outer film wrapping. 5- Remove film from wrapper. Re-gloving Technique 1- Position film in patient’s mouth 2- Change gloves 3- adjust x-ray tube and controls with clean gloves 4- Remove the film from the mouth
Two- Person Technique One person placing film in patient’s mouth Another person wearing clean gloves adjusting x-ray tube and control The person with the dirty gloves then removes the film from the packet without contaminating the film
Digital Radiography Sensor (placed in patient’s mouth) Keyboard X-ray tube head Control
Caution: If disinfection of x-ray equipment is required due to unintended contamination, care must be taken to avoid spraying x-ray head and electrical controls