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It’s Your Call April

OSHA Q. We soak gauze in our disinfectant to save costs instead of purchasing wipes from the manufacturer. Are there any risk with “making” our own wipes? A.  Yes, there are risks.  Some germicides may be inactivated or absorbed by the gauze and cotton fibers in the gauze may also shorten the effectiveness of disinfecting Read the rest of this entry »

Formaldehyde and OSHA

Formaldehyde is a very dangerous chemical that is frequently used in healthcare and deathcare settings. It is a major ingredient in formalin, which is used in embalming as well as in medical offices as a tissue preservative/fixer.  It is also in formocresol that is used in dental offices, especially pediatric practices. In addition to regulations Read the rest of this entry »

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health  At the end of February Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance related to use and access to mental health information. In the introduction to the guidance HHS very clearly outlined the purpose of the Privacy Rule. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Read the rest of this entry »
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