[Answered] The dental assistant in your practice is in charge of sterilizing all instruments. She follows OSHA guidelines for handling and

The dental assistant in your practice is in charge of sterilizing all instruments. She follows OSHA guidelines for handling and processing contaminated instruments and until today has never sustained a percutaneous injury. To save time on this especially busy morning, the assistant retrieved the contaminated instruments from the ultrasonic cleaner using latex gloves as the PPE for this task, sustaining a puncture wound on the pad of the ring finger. Normally the assistant is completely in control, but the incident rattles her and she comes to you asking for . She doesn’t know what to do. List the equipment and supplies you will need, and detail the first aid procedure following an exposure incident.

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