Dental: Infection Control, Cross Contamination, and Instrument Sterilization Techniques, 2nd Edition

19.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course
This course is a basic-level refresher for dental healthcare personnel on infection control, cross contamination, and instrument sterilization techniques. Areas addressed include infection control guidelines; understanding standard versus universal precautions; sterilization and disinfection of patient care items; goals for ensuring disease containment through proper instrument recirculation techniques; handling of contaminated instruments from the treatment room through precleaning, cleaning, and preparation for sterilization; the most commonly used (and accepted) methods of dental instrument sterilization; environmental infection control; dental unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality; and other infection control considerations.

Course Objectives
  1. Describe universal and standard precautions and protective equipment in the dental office.
  2. Recognize the factors governing treatment of patient care items.
  3. Describe infection control procedures and the steps necessary prior to sterilizing dental instruments.
  4. Discuss the sterilization processes most commonly used for dental instruments.

About the Author
oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Center of Delaware (now the Christiana Health Care System). Dr. Kross’ professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and in New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students at Delaware Technical Community College in oral pathology. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. Dr. Kross has been composing monographs, manuscripts, and continuing medical education courses since 1991.

AGD Subject Code: 148
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Infection Control, Cross Contamination, and Instrument Sterilization Techniques, 2nd Edition

19.95
About the Course
This course is a basic-level refresher for dental healthcare personnel on infection control, cross contamination, and instrument sterilization techniques. Areas addressed include infection control guidelines; understanding standard versus universal precautions; sterilization and disinfection of patient care items; goals for ensuring disease containment through proper instrument recirculation techniques; handling of contaminated instruments from the treatment room through precleaning, cleaning, and preparation for sterilization; the most commonly used (and accepted) methods of dental instrument sterilization; environmental infection control; dental unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality; and other infection control considerations.

Course Objectives
  1. Describe universal and standard precautions and protective equipment in the dental office.
  2. Recognize the factors governing treatment of patient care items.
  3. Describe infection control procedures and the steps necessary prior to sterilizing dental instruments.
  4. Discuss the sterilization processes most commonly used for dental instruments.

About the Author
oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Center of Delaware (now the Christiana Health Care System). Dr. Kross’ professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and in New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students at Delaware Technical Community College in oral pathology. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. Dr. Kross has been composing monographs, manuscripts, and continuing medical education courses since 1991.

AGD Subject Code: 148