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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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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