An OSHA and Infection Control Update
What Do You Do When No One is Watching? An OSHA and Infection Control Update*
*This course will meet DANB’s annual Bloodborne Pathogen and Infection Control annual and the SC Dental Board continuing education requirements.
Attend this fast-paced, lively session on how to position your practice to be in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations, as well as the 2003 CDC dental infection control guidelines. This training will address measures to reduce the likelihood of a bloodborne exposure, and a review of the Hazard Communication Standard. Important infection control concepts to include chain of infection, employee immunizations and instrument processing will be discussed. Bring your questions about employee and patient safety and leave with checklists and practical application of current safety requirements. You don’t have to dread the consequences of non-compliance!
- Risk of occupational exposure to HIV and Hepatitis and how to minimize the risk of exposure for employees outlined in the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.
- GHS and the Hazard Communication Standard.
- CDC recommendations for infection control in dental facilities.
- Critical steps in instrument processing.
- Recall signs, symptoms, and modes of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.
- Discuss the risks of exposure specific to bloodborne pathogens and prevention methods.
- Discuss updates to the Hazard Communication Standard to align with GHS as it relates to labels, pictograms, and SDS.
- Discuss basic infection control principles applicable to dental practices, including proper disinfection process for environmental surfaces, patient equipment, and prevention of the spread of respiratory illness.
- Recall four (4) critical steps in instrument processing.
Total course time: Three hours
Lecturer – Karen Gregory, RN
Karen has over 20 years of experience working in the outpatient environment, both at the front line delivering patient care and in the management arena. She is passionate about both employee and patient safety and takes every possible opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved. Karen is currently the Director of Compliance and Education for Total Medical Compliance where she develops compliance materials in addition to training consultants, as well as clients. She is a frequent speaker for professional organizations and at conferences nationwide on OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control. Karen has been selected as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader, is on the Editorial Review Board for the OSAP publication Infection Control in Practice and serves on the Board of Directors for OSAP.
Total Medical Compliance is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Total Medical Compliance designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits. The entire course must be attended in full; no partial credit will be awarded.
Attendance & Cancellation
Cancellations prior to the last 10 days will be eligible to receive a full refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the webinar date may transfer their registration to another date. No refunds will be provided.
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 the Commission of Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA .org/CERP.
*We reserve the right to cancel the webinar if there are not enough attendees.