Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items in Oral Healthcare Settings
Course Number: 474
The ultimate goal of disinfection and sterilization procedures in oral healthcare facilities is to reduce the rate of healthcare-associated infections. Process-related recommendations are based on scientific evidence, theoretical rationale, applicability, and federal and state regulations. When used properly, disinfection and sterilization ensure the safety of critical, semi-critical and non-critical patient-care items.