Personal Protective Equipment
COURSE NUMBER: 483
Geza T. Terezhalmy, DDS, MA; Michaell A. Huber, DDS
Participants in this course will be introduced to (1) the concept of personal protective equipment (PPE), (2) federal agencies with advisory and regulatory/enforcement jurisdiction related to PPE, (3) the indication for and selection of PPE...
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Participants in this course will be introduced to (1) the concept of personal protective equipment (PPE), (2) federal agencies with advisory and regulatory/enforcement jurisdiction related to PPE, (3) the indication for and selection of PPE for use in oral healthcare settings, and (4) a hierarchy of steps to follow for putting on and safely removing PPE to prevent skin, mucosal, clothing, and environmental contamination.
The information in this 13-module syllabus is intended (1) to meet initial educational/training requirements for Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, and Dental Assistant Students as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, (2) to provide a framework for an in-service training program in oral healthcare settings to meet annual educational/training requirements as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, and (3) to serve as a resource for oral healthcare personnel wishing to review evidence-based information on specific topics related to infection prevention, hazardous waste management, and hazard communication compliance.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students, Office Managers
Date Course Online:
Aug 1, 2015
Last Revision Date:
Jul 2, 2021
Course Expiration Date:
Jun 30, 2024
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Define PPE and identify those relevant to the safety of oral healthcare personnel.
- Discuss the roles of federal agencies with advisory or regulatory/enforcement jurisdiction related to the establishment of a safe and healthy working place.
- Discuss the regulatory role of the FDA as it relates to medical devices and the rationale for the classification of medical devices, e.g., PPE.
- Discuss the indication for and selection of PPE with reference to three key elements: anticipated exposure, barrier effectiveness, and fit.
- Demonstrate the steps to follow for putting on and safely removing PPE.
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Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
Note: Registration is required to take test.
This course may not satisfy individual state requirements on CDC/Infection Control. Please check with your State Board to verify.
Iowa dental professionals: This course complies with the Iowa Dental Board for recertification in the area of infection control standards, as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.
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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
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