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Critical Turning Point in Podiatry


Fact: 50% of the podiatrists in the US may be not fully sterilizing their instruments correctly for routine foot care. “Cold Sterilization and liquid disinfection” has been found ineffective by the state medical association in NJ for podiatrists and in the City of Boston for nail salons and has been banned in those areas respectfully as a means of instrument sterilization. After sounding the alarm for nearly 20 years to podiatry boards and the APMA through lectures and the book, Death By Pedicure, now for the first time, a state podiatry board and association has finally taken on the responsibility of mandating autoclaving for routine foot care. This is the first national podiatric webinar specifically devoted to standardizing and upgrading routine foot care to implement autoclave sterilization of all instrumentation for podiatric foot care.

This two part lecture will dispel the notion “cold sterilization” or “simple disinfection” protocols are “safe” and I will expose the dirty secrets of potential and actual health problems that federal institutional guidelines and the EPA have managed to collectively confound the public for decades.

I will address ten focused concerns on sterility with unique concepts, simple solutions and new options for the podiatrists to quickly adopt and ultimately improve the professional delivery of our services to further protect the public from iatrogenic infections or instrument contamination exposure. These MediNail sterility concepts are the most comprehensive available and are based completely on CDC recommendations as well as those developed

Part 1 discusses Five topics:
A. Five Fecal facts on Feet (and hands), The GI Connection to feet
B. Podiatric Micro Trauma and skin barrier
C. The Hygiene Test applicability
D. PCR identified Bacteria may be contributing to nail fungus?
E. Just Say No To Quats/QACs

Part 2
A. Barrier Protection and PPE
B. Critical information on HPV
C. The New Disposable Options
D. Failure of Podiatry to protect with cold sterilization
E. The Autoclave vs Cold Sterilization on Spore Testing