Clean Needle Technique: A Manual for Acupuncturists and Other Healthcare Professionals

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Paradigm Publications, 2000 - Medical - 76 pages
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Covers all the information and techniques required to safely handle needles in a clinical setting. Describes the clinical application of microbiology to the practice of acupuncture, including infection control, sterilization, disinfection, antisepsis, and needle disposal or resterilization. Details cardiovascular, iatrogenic, infectious, and other complications and contraindications to safe acupuncture treatment, and finally provides clinical protocols including needle insertion and ear needle insertion. A must-have reference and study text for students and practitioners alike.
 

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Asepsis and Sterilization
Clinical application of Microbiology
Infection control
Sterilization
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Needle disposal or resterilization
Patient Emergencies and Complications
Cardiovascular complications
Iatrogenic complications
Infections
Other complications and normal side effects
Contraindications to treatment
Pregnancy
Clinic protocols
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