Speaker: Kathy Eklund, RDH, director of occupational health and safety, The Forsyth Institute, and an adjunct faculty member, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Mount Ida College
The goal of an infection control program is to prevent health-care associated infections, injuries, and illnesses in health-care personnel. Key guidance documents from the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other relevant recommendations will be reviewed. Strategies, resources and tools for developing best practices and maintaining an effective and efficient infection control program will be provided. Occupational health components of an infection prevention and control program, exposure prevention and post-exposure management, instrument processing and sterility assurance, environmental infection control and operatory processing, and dental water quality will be discussed.
- Understand the basic concepts and foundational principles of “Best Practices” for an efficient infection control program
- Select credible resources for best practices for infection prevention and control
- Develop and adapt best practices for site-specific clinical settings
- Describe strategies and identify tools for infection control program quality improvement
Recommended Audience: Dentist, Hygienist, Assistant
Class is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not met. Call (800) 342-8747 ext. 250 for information on cancellations due to inclement weather. Free cancellation up to 10 days prior to course date.