Dental: OSHA and CDC Infection Control Standards and Barrier Precautions in the Dental Healthcare Se

9.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This course emphasizes the importance of infection control in dentistry. By understanding certain principles of disease transmission and using infection control practices dental personnel can prevent disease transmission. The CDC recommendations for barrier precautions in the dental healthcare setting are outlined and the application of OSHA regulations to infection control is identified. The course explains universal precautions as well as describes personal protective equipment. Environmental infection control procedures are identified including general cleaning recommendations cleaning clinical contact surfaces and cleaning housekeeping surfaces. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Explain the importance of infection control in dentistry. 
2. Outline the CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations for infection control in the dental healthcare setting. 
3. Identify standard (universal) precautions. 
4. Describe personal protective equipment. 
5. Identify environmental infection control procedures. 

About the Author:
Eve Cuny, MS, is the director of environmental health and safety, assistant dean for global relations, and an associate professor at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry. Ms. Cuny is a member of the board of directors for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda Council (health care and social services sector) for the US Department of Health and Human Services. She has served as an expert reviewer and advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; is past chairperson of OSAP; and has been a peer reviewer for dental journals and dental organizations. Ms. Cuny has written extensively on numerous aspects of infection control. She is primary author of the World Health Organization’s guide to infection control in oral health care, and has lectured on infection control and patient safety throughout the world. 

AGD code - 148

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the course expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
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OSHA and CDC Infection Control Standards and Barrier Precautions in the Dental Healthcare Se

9.95
About the Course: 
This course emphasizes the importance of infection control in dentistry. By understanding certain principles of disease transmission and using infection control practices dental personnel can prevent disease transmission. The CDC recommendations for barrier precautions in the dental healthcare setting are outlined and the application of OSHA regulations to infection control is identified. The course explains universal precautions as well as describes personal protective equipment. Environmental infection control procedures are identified including general cleaning recommendations cleaning clinical contact surfaces and cleaning housekeeping surfaces. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Explain the importance of infection control in dentistry. 
2. Outline the CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations for infection control in the dental healthcare setting. 
3. Identify standard (universal) precautions. 
4. Describe personal protective equipment. 
5. Identify environmental infection control procedures. 

About the Author:
Eve Cuny, MS, is the director of environmental health and safety, assistant dean for global relations, and an associate professor at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry. Ms. Cuny is a member of the board of directors for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda Council (health care and social services sector) for the US Department of Health and Human Services. She has served as an expert reviewer and advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; is past chairperson of OSAP; and has been a peer reviewer for dental journals and dental organizations. Ms. Cuny has written extensively on numerous aspects of infection control. She is primary author of the World Health Organization’s guide to infection control in oral health care, and has lectured on infection control and patient safety throughout the world. 

AGD code - 148

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the course expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.