This course qualifies as a Category 1 Core Course as designated by the RCDSO. CDE Credits: 6
This is an important one-day lecture and participation course for the entire dental team!
The focus of this course will be to provide up to date information on best practices in infection prevention and control and instruction on the practical application of those practices in dental offices. Our dental team has spent years learning from the best minds in the business to refine our Best Practices. This course will teach your dental team the background behind these Best Practices. We will demonstrate those Best Practices and give you the resources you need to implement and document them in your own practice.
At the end of the course participants will gain the practical knowledge to assess and implement appropriate Infection Prevention and Control Practices:
- Evaluate current procedures and policies and improve clinical Infection Control processes.
- Develop and organize an Infection Control Manual that clearly describes policies, procedures and practices for the dental office.
- List and define important terms in Infection Prevention and Control.
- Understand the importance of hand hygiene.
- Explain the appropriate use and purpose of each of the Personal Protective Equipment options.
- List basic barrier techniques and the rationale for each.
- Determine the appropriate methods to be used for sterilization, disinfection, cleaning and understanding the rationale for each.
- Understanding the importance of Infection Prevention and Control guidelines in Implantology.
- Understanding the importance of monitoring sterilization.
- Develop and implement an exposure management protocol.
- Identify areas of cross contamination and how to reduce the incidence of it.
- Identifying environmental Infection Prevention and Control protocols.
- Implementing Infection Prevention and Control in the dental laboratory.
- Understand the proper disposal of various types of waste generated.
- Understand the importance of WHMIS and organize a MSDS binder.
- Transmission-Based Precautions
- Patient Screening
- Hand Hygiene
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Guidelines for Policy and Procedures in a dental health care setting.