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Peterborough Podiatry

Charles Sayegh
is owner and practiotioner at Peterborough Chiropody..

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Hygiene

Everything used on my patients is either disposable or sterilised to the approved standards (of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists) to minimise the risk of cross infection.

autoclave
The instruments are then stored in an ultra-violet cabinet. This inhibits the growth of any microorgansims
Contaminated instruments are cleaned immediately after use, by means of a wire brush to eliminate any large debris and an ultrasonic cleaner to remove any fine particulate matter. The instruments are then rinsed.

The instruments are then put in autoclave, this being the RECOMMENDED form of sterilising. 134°C at 2 bar for 3 minutes.

The instruments are then stored in an ultra-violet cabinet. This inhibits the growth of any micro-organsims. Disposable blades and needles are placed in a special sharps container. Clinical waste is put in a special sack. This is collected on a regular basis by an approved company who hold a license to dispose of this type of waste LEGALLY.

Please note: it is a LEGAL requirement to have your steriliser serviced annually by a qualified engineer.

With regard to chiropody procedures, unless allergic, the patient’s foot is sprayed with an antiseptic spray containing CHLORHEXIDINE.

The couch is also sprayed with an antiseptic spray.