Basic Expectations for Safe Care

In 2016, the CDC published a Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care, which includes an Infection Prevention Checklist (Appendix A).11 Section I: Policies and Practices addresses basic expectations for safe care related to institutional infection prevention practices. Section II: Direct Observation of Personnel and Patient-care Practices addresses basic expectations related to personnel infection prevention practices.

Sections I.11 and I.12 reflect basic expectations for safe care related to institutional compliance with environmental infection prevention and control and dental unit water quality (Box C), respectively. Sections II.7 and II.8 reflect basic expectations for safe care related to personnel and patient-care practices compliance with and competence in executing environmental infection prevention and control measures and dental unit water quality requirements (Box D), respectively.

Box C. Institutional Compliance with Policies and Practices Related to Environmental Infection Prevention and Control and Dental Unit Water Quality Requirements.
Institutional Compliance with Policies and Practices Related to Environmental Infection Prevention and Control and Dental Unit Water Quality Requirements.
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Box D. Personnel and Patient-care Practices Compliance with and Competence in Executing Environmental Infection Prevention and Control Measures and Dental Unit Water Quality Requirements.
Personnel and Patient-care Practices Compliance with and Competence in Executing Environmental Infection Prevention and Control Measures and Dental Unit Water Quality Requirements.
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