Clean Needle Technique: A Manual for Acupuncturists and Other Healthcare Professionals
By: Jenny Belluomini
All healthcare professionals who utilize needles in their practice must follow protocols for asepsis and sterilization, patient emergencies and complications, and clean needle insertion in their patient care practice. This book gives practical consideration to all aspects of needle use, including an overview of relevant microbiology, issues of infection control, sterilization, disinfection, antisepsis, and needle disposal and resterilization. It covers pertinent complications -- cardiovascular, iatrogenic, infectious, and others including normal side effects pertaining to the use of acupuncture needles in practice, and complications and contraindications in pregnancy. Important protocols concerning clean needle insertion and ear needle insertion are reviewed. It will be a significant valuable resource for all professionals who wish to have current and complete information on techniques for proper and safe utilization of needles in their practice or clinical study. Book jacket.