Dear patients and relatives,
We would like to share with you the protective measures we have taken against the Corona (Covid-19) virus. In addition to the official instructions issued by the Turkish Foreign Rights Association, our measures have been determined in consultation with the opinion of the competent authorities.
We have posted visual alerts icon (e.g. signs, posters) at the entrance and at strategic locations (e.g. waiting areas, elevators, cafeterias) to provide patients and dental staff with instructions (in appropriate languages) on hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette. Instructions include how to use paper wipes/towels to cover nose and mouth during coughing or sneezing, how to dispose of paper menus/towels and contaminated materials into waste containers, and how and when to do hand hygiene.
At our clinical entrance, we provide materials for respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, including 60-95% alcohol-based hand rubbing (ABHR), tissue/towels and untouching bins for waste and untouching receptacles in the waiting rooms and patient records.
Evaluation of Patients at the Appointment
Pre-control staff ask patients about their health, contact or travel history when making phone appointments.
The patient who enters the waiting area where our patient relationship manager is located encourages the use of hand sanitizer first, the travel story is questioned and the temperature measurement is taken. (14 days ago he or his family were in the epidemic area and those who came from abroad constitute the risk group).
Relatives of underage and maintenance-free patients should not enter the waiting area. The waiting area is frequently disinfected and the environment must be vented. The appointment intervals are kept long and the contact in patient waiting areas is made available to our service. We don’t have a newspaper or magazine that will increase hand contact in the waiting area during the period of the pandemic.
Patients with dental units are asked to read and sign the illuminated consent form first. The patient anamnesis form is filled in by the dentist.
The patient anamnesis form includes information about the epidemic region or travel abroad 2 weeks before, and information about influenza and fever in the recent past.
Aseptic rules are observed during patient treatment. Before the patient unit is seated, the cup is prepared to be packed with sterile gauze, tools, tools and tools, and the dirty waste cup next to the sterile tools.
We provide pre-treatment patients with a mouthwash containing 1% hydrogen peroxide or 0.2% povidone iodine.
Corona precautions for Dentlotus health personnel
Hand hygiene is provided by the physician (hand rubbing with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or hand washing).
Hand hygiene is performed before and after all patient contact, including contact with the hand infectious material and before gloves are worn.
After removing personal protective equipment, hand hygiene is especially important for removing pathogens that may have been transferred to bare hands during removal.
Hand hygiene is ensured by using 60-95% alcohol-based hand sanitizer or washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Personal protective equipment uses personal protective equipment such as apron, mask, goggles, protective shield and gloves to protect skin and mucous during physician dental work.
A mask or face mask is installed before entering the patient room or the care area.
When performing an aerosol manufacturer procedure or during an examination, the face mask, the surgical mask and the Vaya are used with N95 masks that offer higher levels of protection if possible.
Disposable breathing masks and face masks are removed and disposed of after leaving the patient’s room or care area and closing the door. Hand hygiene is applied after removing the mask or face mask.
Eye protection (a disposable face shield covering the front and sides of the glasses or face) is installed at the entrance to the patient room or care area.
Clean gloves are worn at the entrance to the patient room or care area.
Worn or contaminated gloves are replaced immediately.
Gloves are removed and discarded when leaving the patient room or care area and hand hygiene is applied immediately.
Pov of patient getting dental treatment in dentist office Stomatolog wearing safety gear against coronavirus during heatlhcare check of patient.
Clean isolation clothing is worn when entering the patient room or area.
Isolation clothing is thrown into medical waste before leaving the patient room or the care area.
Disposable gowns are discarded after use. The textile gowns are washed after each use by appropriate procedures.
After the treatment of the patient is finished, the goggles/face shield and mask are removed and hand sanitizer (hand rubbing with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or hand washing) is provided again.• Treatment to patients in need of immediate treatment is performed in an isolated and well-ventilated room.
Aerosol-generated processes should be avoided as much as possible, in case of mandatory cases, the nozzle and air spray tips must be replaced/sterilized every time a patient is replaced. In this type of operation, four hands and rubber dam are used to minimize the risk of contamination, and high-speed-wide-mouth aspirators are used for aerosol producing external procedures.• Blood-blood products and objects contaminated with them (apron, glass, gloves, mask, bone, doctor’s coat, extracted tooth, saliva ejector, dressing material, etc.), sharp-piercing waste, injector needle, other cutters containing needles, scalpel , broken bulb etc. are disposed in the medical waste bin. The outer surfaces of the materials used are disinfected with fast surface disinfectant, such as shields and goggles. Non-sterile micromotor, cavitron, aerator, handpiece heads are not used for another patient. The micromotor, cavitron, aerators and the market are sent to sterilization for sterile use.• Dirty tools are left in the dirty box with enzymatic/disinfectant solution.• Surfaces (unit header, hoses, tether, reflector arm, etc.) are cleaned with a fast surface disinfectant-squeezed gauze or disinfectant wipe (first wipe is cleaned; then discarded; a second wipe is used to wipe the surface again and is expected to affect the disinfectant).
The cuspidor is disinfected after it is washed and cleaned of dirt. (Chlorine tablet solution prepared with a chlorine ratio of 10000 ppm).
After each operation and after the patient leaves the room, the environment is ventilated following the cleaning and disinfection of the work area and surrounding area. (Door handles, drawer handles, tools and devices used for treatment, etc.)
All assisting personnel present at the clinic during patient treatment are available with appropriate personal protective equipment.
In clinical environments, even during the simplest operations, clinical clothing is always worn. • The principles of evaluation, separation, storage and transfer are observed in medical waste procedures.
We wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy day.