Infection Outline

Infection Control    $48.00

4 Contact Hours

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you'll be able to :

1. Distinguish between OSHA requirements and acceptable infection control practices recommended by American Dental Association and CDC.

2. Define important terms associated with infection control such as: bloodborne pathogens, exposure incident, occupational exposure, one-hand technique, other potentially infectious materials, parenteral, universal precautions, work practice controls, etc.

3. List engineering and work practice controls that should be implemented to minimize employee exposure.

4. List 3 requirements for containers used for sharps disposal.

5. Describe the requirements of "appropriate" personal protective equipment.

6. List the duties of an employer to ensure the safety of employees with respect to personal protective equipment, gloves and masks and contaminated laundry.

7. Discuss the duties of an employer to make available the hepatitis B vaccine to employees.

8. Enumerate the steps that an employer should take if an employee declines hepatitis B vaccination.

9. Develop a post-exposure evaluation plan listing necessary elements and steps that an employer should take.

10. List at least 8 microorganisms that dental patients and DHCWs may be exposed to, and describe the chain of infection outlining 3 essential conditions.

11. Discuss the risks and incidence of HBV and HIV in dentistry.

12. Define universal precautions and list body fluids to which universal precautions apply and those to which they do not apply.

13. Discuss precautions that DHCWs should take for various body fluids.

14. Describe 3 steps DHCWs should take to minimize the risk of nosocomial transmission of bloodborne pathogens.

15. Develop 5 guidelines in the selection of gloves.

16. Discuss 7 universal precautions for DHCWs to prevent transmission of HIV.

17. Describe at least 2 additional precautions a health-care worker should take while performing invasive procedures.

18. Describe 4 precautions for dentistry to prevent transmission of blood-borne pathogens.

19. List the requirements for protective attire and barrier techniques.

20. Differentiate between critical, semicritical and noncritical dental instruments for sterilization or disinfection.

21. Summarize 4 sterilization and disinfection methods for dental instruments and materials.

22. Describe reprocessing methods for equipment used in a dental office using sterilization, high, intermediate and low-level disinfection.

23. Describe cleaning and disinfection methods for environmental surfaces, dental laboratory, handpieces, antiretraction valves and other intraoral dental devices.

24. Describe proper handling methods for single-use disposable instruments, biopsy specimens, extracted teeth and waste materials.

25. Discuss environmental considerations for HIV infection.

26. Formulate 6 overall recommendations for DHCWs to minimize the risk of HIV or HBV transmission.

Course Content

1. Definitions

2. Engineering and Work Practice Controls

3. Personal Protective Equipment

4. Gloves and Masks

5. Laundry

6. Hepatitis B Vaccination

7. Post-Exposure Evaluation

8. Record of Hepatitis "B" Vaccine Declination Form

9. Summary - CDC Recommendations

10. Introduction to Infection Control

11. Confirmed Transmission of HBV and HIV in Dentistry

12. Vaccines for Dental Health Care Workers

13. Universal Precautions

bulletBody Fluids to Which Universal Precautions Apply
bulletBody Fluids to Which Universal Precautions Do Not Apply
bulletPrecautions for Other Body Fluids in Special Settings

14. Use of Protective Barriers

15. Selection of Gloves

16. Universal Precautions to Prevent Transmission of HIV

17. Precautions for Invasive Procedures

18. Precautions for Dentistry

bulletProtective Attire and Barrier Techniques
bulletHandwashing and Care of Hands
bulletUse and Care of Sharp Instruments and Needles

19. Sterilization or Disinfection of Instruments

bulletIndications for Sterilization or Disinfection of Dental Instruments
bulletMethods of Sterilization or Disinfection of Dental Instruments
bulletTable 1. Sterilization of Dental Instruments and Some Commonly Used Items
bulletTable 2. Reprocessing Methods for Equipment Used in a Dental Office

20. Cleaning and Disinfection of Dental Unit and Environmental Surfaces

bulletDisinfection and the Dental Laboratory
bulletUse and Care of Handpieces, Antiretraction Valves, and Other Intraoral Dental Devices Attached to Air and Water Lines of Dental Units
bulletSingle-Use disposable Instruments
bulletHandling of Biopsy Specimens
bulletUse of Extracted Teeth in Dental Educational Settings
bulletDisposal of Waste Materials

21. Environmental Considerations for HIV Infection

bulletSterilization and Disinfection
bulletHousekeeping
bulletCleaning and Decontaminating Spills of Blood or Other Body Fluids
bulletLaundry
bulletInfective Waste

22. Recommendations

23. Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

24. Post-Test

 

COMMENTS:

"Took the course over several days, when it fit into my schedule, which was very handy." B.L., DDS, MAGD, CA

"Excellent information, very knowledgeable" T.G., D.D.S., CA

"This course was very informative and concise! I would take another online course, this is very convenient for me." P.C., RDH, NC

"Very good course. A great refresher. I've been in practice for 19 years. Extensive info on HBV." C.H., RDH, AZ

Infection Outline

Infection Control    $48.00

4 Contact Hours

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you'll be able to :

1. Distinguish between OSHA requirements and acceptable infection control practices recommended by American Dental Association and CDC.

2. Define important terms associated with infection control such as: bloodborne pathogens, exposure incident, occupational exposure, one-hand technique, other potentially infectious materials, parenteral, universal precautions, work practice controls, etc.

3. List engineering and work practice controls that should be implemented to minimize employee exposure.

4. List 3 requirements for containers used for sharps disposal.

5. Describe the requirements of "appropriate" personal protective equipment.

6. List the duties of an employer to ensure the safety of employees with respect to personal protective equipment, gloves and masks and contaminated laundry.

7. Discuss the duties of an employer to make available the hepatitis B vaccine to employees.

8. Enumerate the steps that an employer should take if an employee declines hepatitis B vaccination.

9. Develop a post-exposure evaluation plan listing necessary elements and steps that an employer should take.

10. List at least 8 microorganisms that dental patients and DHCWs may be exposed to, and describe the chain of infection outlining 3 essential conditions.

11. Discuss the risks and incidence of HBV and HIV in dentistry.

12. Define universal precautions and list body fluids to which universal precautions apply and those to which they do not apply.

13. Discuss precautions that DHCWs should take for various body fluids.

14. Describe 3 steps DHCWs should take to minimize the risk of nosocomial transmission of bloodborne pathogens.

15. Develop 5 guidelines in the selection of gloves.

16. Discuss 7 universal precautions for DHCWs to prevent transmission of HIV.

17. Describe at least 2 additional precautions a health-care worker should take while performing invasive procedures.

18. Describe 4 precautions for dentistry to prevent transmission of blood-borne pathogens.

19. List the requirements for protective attire and barrier techniques.

20. Differentiate between critical, semicritical and noncritical dental instruments for sterilization or disinfection.

21. Summarize 4 sterilization and disinfection methods for dental instruments and materials.

22. Describe reprocessing methods for equipment used in a dental office using sterilization, high, intermediate and low-level disinfection.

23. Describe cleaning and disinfection methods for environmental surfaces, dental laboratory, handpieces, antiretraction valves and other intraoral dental devices.

24. Describe proper handling methods for single-use disposable instruments, biopsy specimens, extracted teeth and waste materials.

25. Discuss environmental considerations for HIV infection.

26. Formulate 6 overall recommendations for DHCWs to minimize the risk of HIV or HBV transmission.

Course Content

1. Definitions

2. Engineering and Work Practice Controls

3. Personal Protective Equipment

4. Gloves and Masks

5. Laundry

6. Hepatitis B Vaccination

7. Post-Exposure Evaluation

8. Record of Hepatitis "B" Vaccine Declination Form

9. Summary - CDC Recommendations

10. Introduction to Infection Control

11. Confirmed Transmission of HBV and HIV in Dentistry

12. Vaccines for Dental Health Care Workers

13. Universal Precautions

bulletBody Fluids to Which Universal Precautions Apply
bulletBody Fluids to Which Universal Precautions Do Not Apply
bulletPrecautions for Other Body Fluids in Special Settings

14. Use of Protective Barriers

15. Selection of Gloves

16. Universal Precautions to Prevent Transmission of HIV

17. Precautions for Invasive Procedures

18. Precautions for Dentistry

bulletProtective Attire and Barrier Techniques
bulletHandwashing and Care of Hands
bulletUse and Care of Sharp Instruments and Needles

19. Sterilization or Disinfection of Instruments

bulletIndications for Sterilization or Disinfection of Dental Instruments
bulletMethods of Sterilization or Disinfection of Dental Instruments
bulletTable 1. Sterilization of Dental Instruments and Some Commonly Used Items
bulletTable 2. Reprocessing Methods for Equipment Used in a Dental Office

20. Cleaning and Disinfection of Dental Unit and Environmental Surfaces

bulletDisinfection and the Dental Laboratory
bulletUse and Care of Handpieces, Antiretraction Valves, and Other Intraoral Dental Devices Attached to Air and Water Lines of Dental Units
bulletSingle-Use disposable Instruments
bulletHandling of Biopsy Specimens
bulletUse of Extracted Teeth in Dental Educational Settings
bulletDisposal of Waste Materials

21. Environmental Considerations for HIV Infection

bulletSterilization and Disinfection
bulletHousekeeping
bulletCleaning and Decontaminating Spills of Blood or Other Body Fluids
bulletLaundry
bulletInfective Waste

22. Recommendations

23. Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

24. Post-Test

 

COMMENTS:

"Took the course over several days, when it fit into my schedule, which was very handy." B.L., DDS, MAGD, CA

"Excellent information, very knowledgeable" T.G., D.D.S., CA

"This course was very informative and concise! I would take another online course, this is very convenient for me." P.C., RDH, NC

"Very good course. A great refresher. I've been in practice for 19 years. Extensive info on HBV." C.H., RDH, AZ