Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss the concept of postexposure prophylaxis.

  • Discuss elements of a successful postexposure response to an occupational exposure.

  • Demonstrate familiarity with strategies for postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) following exposure to blood and potentially infectious material (OPIM).

  • Initiate in a timely manner the cascading steps in response to an occupational exposure.