One of the elements of a “safe healthcare setting” is the implementation of strategies that minimize or prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). While the risk of transmission of pathogenic microorganisms in oral healthcare settings is rare, HAIs do present a potential hazard to healthcare providers and patients alike. A critical element of basic expectation for safe care is the implementation of Standard and Transmission-base Precautions and an ongoing education and training program.
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Disclaimer: 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.
Note to 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).
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Syllabus: Infection Prevention, Hazardous Waste Management, and Hazard Communication Compliance
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.
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission
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NEW - Tennessee Licensees - Beginning October 11, 2018 dentalcare.com will submit your CE course information to CE Broker.
Note for Tennessee and Louisiana Licensees:
For your “proof of completion” to be electronically reported to CE Broker within 30 days of program completion, please add your Tennessee/Louisiana License number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Tennessee/Louisiana License number.
Note for Florida Licensees:
For your “proof of completion” to be electronically reported to CE Broker within 30 days of program completion, please add your Florida License number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Florida License number. For accurate submission into Florida CE Broker: