Dirty Instruments? No Problem! The Importance of Correct Instrument Processing Webinar

One of the risks in any procedure is the transmission of disease or infection. Thousands of patients in the United States have been impacted by inadequate infection control procedures which have led to potentially deadly illnesses. This review of the basic steps in instrument processing will give you the tools you need to be sure that your patients receive the excellent care that is the cornerstone of your practice. The instrument processing topics will be cleaning, packaging, sterilization, and monitoring of the sterilization process.

For all dental assistants receiving their certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), this training will meet the DANB training requirements. At the DANB’s 2017 Winter Meeting, the DANB’s Board made a decision effective Feb. 3, 2017:

All certificants, whether they hold one or more DANB certifications, must annually earn a minimum of two (2) Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credits* in infection prevention, control or safety (for example, courses may include any topics listed in DANB’s Infection Control (ICE) exam blueprint, which includes but is not limited to information on OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard

At the completion of this session the attendee will:

  • Recall the chain of infection
  • Explain Spaulding Classification
  • Recall four critical (4) steps in instrument processing
  • Discuss monitoring of the sterilization process

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Reneee Russell TMC Consultant

About Renee Russell

Renee completed the Dental Assistance Course in 1988 and earned an associate degree in dental hygiene from Florence Darlington Technical College in 1992. She graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2006. Renee’s experience both as a chair side dental assistant and a hygienist helps her to fully understand the needs of dental team members in achieving HIPAA Compliance, OSHA compliance and infection control. She has served as a speaker nationwide on OSHA, infection control and HIPAA.

Continuing Education Credits

This training will meet one hour of the required DANB infection control training.

ada-cerp-logoTotal Medical Compliance is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider and designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

Attendance & Cancellation
Cancellations received within 10 days of the webinar date may transfer their registration to another date. No refunds will be provided. Cancellations prior to the last 10 days will be eligible to receive a full refund. Total Medical Compliance is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

Total Medical Compliance has provided compliance education to the healthcare community for over 20 years, and is proudly assisting many South Carolina dental professionals achieve OSHA and HIPAA compliance and improve the safety and quality of their workplaces. Contact us today at 1-888-862-6742.

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