Introduction to Infection Prevention

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Introduction – Infection Prevention

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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. MacNeill reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
  • Dr. Terézhalmy has done consulting work for Procter & Gamble and has served on the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.

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.

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