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…

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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,…

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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…

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