This course, advisory in nature and informational in content, (1) presents the background essential to understand the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare settings; (2) provides evidence based information related to handwashing, hand antisepsis (i.e., antiseptic handwash and antiseptic handrub), and surgical hand antisepsis; and (3) discusses strategies to improve hand hygiene practices.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement
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.
Please Note: This course may not satisfy individual state requirements on CDC/Infection Control. Please check with your State Board to verify.
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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