Keeping chiropractic tables clean

Study says only 62 percent of chiropractors had a routine chiropractic table disinfection protocol in place

By Healthcare Facilities Today

Recent research has found chiropractic tables often test positive for bacterial contaminants or pathogenic microbes, according to an article on the website. 

One study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control in February 2011, reported 84 percent of the chiropractors surveyed said they disinfected their chiropractic tables. However, this same survey showed 62 percent of these chiropractors actually had a routine chiropractic table disinfection protocol in place.

By developing a standard routine for disinfecting the chiropractic tables, facilities can dramatically reduce contamination and the risk of infection, the article said.

Most chiropractic treatment tables include a face piece, where clients place their faces during each treatment session. In order to keep this part of the chiropractic table clean, experts not only recommend using face paper, but changing the paper after every session. 

Read the article.





October 30, 2013

Topic Area: Safety

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