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Instrument Processing for Infection Prevention

Instrument Processing for Infection Prevention

Instrument Processing for Infection Prevention

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

$39.00 $ 39.00 $ 39.00

$39.00 $ 39.00 $ 39.00

$ 39.00 $ 39.00 $ 39.00
$ 39.00 $ 39.00 $ 39.00
Normal Price: $39.00 $39.00

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

Reference: 188066

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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

Safe and effective instrument processing is a key element of the infection prevention cycle. This process must meet CDC guidelines and OSHA requirements. The steps in instrument processing include cleaning and sterilizing the instruments. Their treatment depends on whether they are critical, semicritical or noncritical. Critical and heat-resistant critical instruments must be heat-sterilized, and handpieces must be autoclaved. Prior to heat sterilization, instruments are wrapped in appropriate FDA-cleared sterilization packaging, which must include chemical indicators. Sterilization processes must be tested for sterility assurance and all sterilization records maintained.

Objectives

On completing this article, the reader will be able to do the following:
1. Define the elements of the chain of infection;

2. Delineate and describe the differences in the processing of critical, semicritical and noncritical instruments;

3. Review the use of presoaks and cleaning of instruments;

4. List and describe heat sterilization options and appropriate sterilization packaging; and

5. Review the uses and purposes of chemical and biological indicators.
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)
  • 3.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 3.00 Hours
  • Dental Board of California (DBC)
  • 3.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 50
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    Reference: RP5062

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