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0906 Infection Control in the Dental Office: Review for a National Infection (AGD 148)

0906 Infection Control in the Dental Office: Review for a National Infection (AGD 148)

0906 Infection Control in the Dental Office: Review for a National Infection (AGD 148)

Eve Cuny, RDA, MS ; Charles J. Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA
Eve Cuny, RDA, MS ; Charles J. Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 08 Aug 2016

Expiry Date: 31 May 2018

Last updated: 28 Apr 2017

Reference: 164657

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

All aspects of infection control in the dental practice setting are covered. Included are sections on basic microbiology and disease transmission, immunizations, medical histories and standard precautions. Also infection control guidelines, regulations, and standards are highlighted. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP).)

Objectives

After completing this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
List and describe microorganisms present in the oral cavity and body fluids.
Objective 2:
Describe how disease can be transmitted within dental environments.
Objective 3:
Identify methods and materials that will best assure sterilization of reusable dental instruments and equipment.
Objective 4:
Identify methods and materials that will best protect or decontaminate clinical contact surfaces.
Objective 5:
Identify methods and materials that will best protect both staff and patients from disease transmission in dental environments.
Objective 6:
List and describe important elements of an effective dental practice health and safety program.
Objective 7:
Demonstrate an ability to locate and use correctly information concerning practice health and safety.
Objective 8:
Describe the importance of microbiology in relation to infection control.
Objective 9:
Describe the natural defenses of the human body against infection.
Objective 10:
Identify the three modes of infectious disease transmission in the dental office and give examples of each.
Objective 11:
List and identify the ways that pathogens may enter the body (portals of entry).
Objective 12:
Identify infectious diseases that are relevant to dentistry and give their modes of transmission.
Objective 13:
List diseases for which immunizations are available.
Objective 14:
Describe the importance of immunizations and their role in infection control in the dental office.
Objective 15:
Explain the application and importance of standard precautions.
Objective 16:
Describe the purpose of personal protective equipment and the various types of PPE available.
Objective 17:
Explain how to determine when and what type of personal protective equipment to use.
Objective 18:
State the role of handwashing in infection control procedures and describe when handwashing should take place.
Objective 19:
Differentiate between routine handwashing and surgical hand hygiene.
Objective 20:
Differentiate between a guidance agency and a regulatory agency.
Objective 21:
Name various guidance agencies and regulatory agencies that affect the field of dentistry and de- scribe the role each plays in infection control procedures in the dental office.
Objective 22:
Identify the steps a dental office must follow in order to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.
Objective 23:
Describe the purpose of the hazardous chemical list.
Objective 24:
Demonstrate the ability to read and use a Material Safety Data Sheet.
Objective 25:
Prepare the appropriate product label when using the Material Safety Data Sheet for a particular product.
Objective 26:
Explain an employer’s responsibilities regarding the hepatitis B vaccination.
Objective 27:
Define the term “exposure incident.”
Objective 28:
Describe first aid procedures after an exposure incident.
Objective 29:
State the purpose of engineering controls and identify various engineering controls used in the dental office.
Objective 30:
State the purpose of work practice controls and identify various work practice controls used in the dental office.
Objective 31:
Explain the employer’s responsibilities regarding contaminated waste.
Objective 32:
Define medical waste and give examples.
Objective 33:
Explain the purpose and scope of employee training regarding the Hazard Communication Standard and the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
Objective 34:
Differentiate between immersion, disinfection and environmental surface disinfection.
Objective 35:
Describe the purpose and use of barriers in the dental office.
Objective 36:
Compare the use of barriers with the processes of cleaning and disinfection.
Objective 37:
Describe the procedures to verify effective sterilization, as well as other methods used to monitor sterilization processes.
Objective 38:
Differentiate between critical, semi-critical and non-critical items in the dental office and give examples of each.
Objective 39:
Describe steps to minimize the risk for cross-contamination from dental unit water lines.
Objective 40:
Explain the procedures used for processing hand instruments; including holding, cleaning, packaging, sterilizing and storing.
Objective 41:
Describe infection control procedures for radio- graphic procedures.
Objective 42:
Describe infection control procedures for the den- tal laboratory.
Objective 43:
Describe to the dental patient the importance of infection control.
Eve Cuny, RDA, MS ; Charles J. Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA

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Eve Cuny, RDA, MS ; Charles J. Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Eve Cuny, RDA, MS is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Assistant Professor in the department of Pathology and Medicine at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. She is a nationally recognized expert in infection control in dentistry, publishing and lecturing widely throughout North America. She was a member of the working group that developed the 2003 CDC Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry and acts as an advisor for numerous regulatory agencies. She is past chairperson of OSAP and currently serves on its board of directors.

Charles J. Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA has held over the last 30 years a number of academic and administrative positions at Indiana University School of Dentistry. These include Professor of Oral Microbiology, Director/Human Health & Safety, Director/Central Sterilization Services, Director/ Dental Informatics and Chairman/Infection Control and Hazardous Materials Management Committees. Currently he is Director/Infection Control Research & Services. Dr. Palenik has published 160 articles, over 300 monographs, three books and seven book chapters, the majority of which involve infection control and human safety and health. In addition, he has provided 120 continuing education courses throughout the United States and nine foreign countries. He is past chairperson of OSAP and currently serves on its board of directors.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 12.00 Hours

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