Freeman, Julia
October 2013
Dental Nursing;Oct2013 Supplement Guide to HTM 01-05, p26
Academic Journal
The article discusses the management of dental unit water lines (DUWL) in the practice of dentistry. It focuses on the risks of legionnaires' disease in dental surgery and how to lessen the risk of staff and patients contracting the disease. It presents the British Health and Safety Executive guidance on the disinfection of DUWL to ensure the safety of patients against the risk of legionella.


Related Articles

  • Effective surface decontamination. Freeman, Julia // Dental Nursing;Oct2013, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p564 

    The author discusses the effective infection prevention and control in the dental profession. She focuses on the best practices in surface and equipment decontamination to effectively reduce harmful microorganism transmission from patient to patient, patient to staff and staff to patient. She...

  • Testing decontamination equipment in dental practice. Freeman, Julia // Dental Nursing;Dec2012, Vol. 8 Issue 12, p772 

    The article focuses on how dental team can test and validate decontamination equipment under the Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in primary care dental practices (HTM 01-05) of Great Britain Department of Health (DH). It says that registered manager is responsible for...

  • PERFECTING THE DECONTAMINATION LEAD ROLE. Bridges, Glenys // Dental Nursing;Oct2014, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p580 

    The article discusses the aspects of leadership, management and teamwork associated with the decontamination lead role in dental practices. Topics covered include the best practice requirements for infection control, the need for the registered provider and manager to set practice policy in line...

  • Compliance with decontamination regulations. Bakare, Kemi // Dental Nursing;Jun2014, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p343 

    The article discusses the need for dental nurses to comply with decontamination regulations. Topics covered include dental nurses' responsibility to clean, sterilize and store instruments, the publication of "HTM 01-05: Decontamination in Primary Care Dental Practices" in 2008, and the daily...

  • Legionnaires' disease in LTC facilities: A hidden threat. YUSEN E. LIN; YU, VICTOR L. // Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Jun/Jul2014, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p36 

    The article focuses on the increasing cases of Legionnaires' disease in long-term care (LTC) facilities in the U.S. such senior living and nursing homes. It states that Legionnaires' disease is a form of pneumonia that is caused by waterborne bacteria called Legionella. It adds that the disease...

  • Recognising cases of Legionnaires' disease. Duncan, Deborah // Independent Nurse;9/3/2012, p22 

    The article discusses Legionnaires' disease, which is a type of illness developed after being infected with legionella. It causes a potentially severe form of pneumonia. The prevention, common sites of transmission, diagnosis and treatment of the disease is presented. Legionella is a notifiable...

  • DENTAL UNIT WATER LINE MANAGEMENT. Bacon, Peter // Dental Nursing;Oct2014, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p592 

    The article discusses the importance of dental unit water lines (DUWLs) in dental treatment systems. Topics covered include the primary cause of bacterial contamination of DUWL, the recommended use of distilled or reverse osmosis water in bottle-fed DUWL systems and the chemical methods used for...

  • Legionnaires' disease: Protecting the public. Peate, Ian // Dental Nursing;Apr2012, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p200 

    The article focuses on the role of a dental nurse to comply with best practice guidance on controlling the risks of Legionella bacteria in Great Britain. It suggests dental nurse to develop and build their understanding of Legionella pneumophila for safe and effective patient care. It notes that...

  • The importance of good oral hygiene to maintain implants. Pleasance, Christine // Dental Nursing;Oct2014, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p568 

    The article discusses the importance of good oral hygiene in maintaining dental implants. Topics covered include the components of an implant, the factors that may influence the maintenance of the peri-implant tissues and the objectives of maintaining dental implants such as monitoring the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics