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Practical Infection Control in Oral Healthcare Settings
CE Credit(s):
4
Member Price:
$196.00
Retail Price:
$276.00

Description
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Description:

Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information that will facilitate compliance with and the implementation of infection control rules and recommendations made by federal, state, and local agencies and professional organizations.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the concept of standard precautions
  2. Develop an Infection control/exposure control protocol appropriate for a particular oral healthcare setting
  3. Implement essential elements of a practical infection control/exposure control program
Abstract:

While the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms in the oral healthcare setting is rare, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) do present a potential hazard to OHCWs and patients alike. To prevent or minimize HAIs among OHCWs and patients, oral healthcare facilities are mandated to develop a written infection control/exposure control protocol that extends to all aspects of the clinical process.

Outline:
  1. Introduction
  2. Standard precautions
    1. Education and training
    2. Vaccinations
    3. Personal protective equipment
    4. Work practice and engineering controls
    5. Environmental infection control
    6. Transmission-based precautions
    7. Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette
    8. Post exposure evaluation and follow-up
    9. Administrative controls/work restrictions
  3. Conclusion