Posts by Dustin Gleaves
Industry Spotlight: Podiatry
Podiatric physicians provide important services to patients every day, diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. As a health-care provider, podiatric physicians must make infection prevention a priority in their clinics. The CDC, the HICPAC, and APMA have published guidelines that address standard precautions for podiatrists, which are…Read More
Industry Spotlight: Body Art
There are over 21,000 tattoo studios throughout the 50 states. 40 states + DC require studios to perform monitoring of their sterilizer. Most of those require that such testing be performed by a 3rd party. Insufficient monitoring means the tattooist jeopardizes both their license and the health of their clients. Most states require monthly testing,…Read More
Meet our microbes!
One of the most common questions we get is “What kind of bacteria do you use? Will it make me sick?!” Here we’ve added a brief description of the 2 strains of bacteria that we use for sterilizer monitoring, and some interesting facts on each. Geobacillus stearothermophilus Geobacillus stearothermophilus was first discovered in 1920, and…Read More