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Environmental Surfaces, Dental Unit Waterlines and Evacuation Lines

Environmental Surfaces, Dental Unit Waterlines and Evacuation Lines

Environmental Surfaces, Dental Unit Waterlines and Evacuation Lines

Dr. Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA
Dr. Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA
on behalf of Dental Learning LLC

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Launch date: 16 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 21 Aug 2018

Reference: 188060

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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

The treatment of environmental surfaces and dental unit waterlines (DUWs) is required for adequate infection prevention. Environmental surfaces include both clinical contact and housekeeping surfaces. Clinical contact surfaces must be treated with barrier protection or cleaned and disinfected for each and every patient, in accordance with guidelines, to prevent indirect transmission of microorganisms and disease. If barrier protection becomes compromised, the surface must then also be cleaned and disinfected. DUWs and evacuation lines must be treated on a daily basis. At the end of each day, evacuation lines must be flushed with a cleaner that will help reduce debris and microorganisms.

Objectives

On completing this article, the reader will be able to do the following:
1. List and describe the manner in which environmental surfaces may become contaminated and contribute to the chain of infection

2. Review the methods by which housekeeping and clinical contact surfaces can be cleaned and disinfected, as well as associated considerations

3. List and describe the role of dental waterlines in cross-contamination and the transmission of microorganisms, and procedures that must be followed

4. Delineate the role of evacuation cleaners, their use and considerations in their selection
Dr. Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA

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Dr. Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA
on behalf of Dental Learning LLC

Dr. Collins is a national and international speaker and author, and has presented on dental caries, xerostomia, biofilm, disease prevention, dentifrices, infection control, and tobacco cessation. She has given presentations in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. She has also participated as a faculty member at OSAP Boot Camps. Dr. Collins is a member of the American Dental Association and is the ADA representative to AAMI. She is also a member of the American Association for Dental Research, ADA Standards Committee working groups, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), and is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. During her career, Fiona has lived and worked in five countries. Dr. Collins graduated as a general dentist from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and holds an MBA and an MA from Boston University. Dr. Collins is the CE Editor for Dental Learning. She has no commercial interest or relationship with the commercial supporter of this course.

Current Accreditations

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

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 2.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 2.00 Hours
  • Dental Board of California (DBC)
  • 2.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 50
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    Reference: RP5062

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