Infection Control, Cross Contamination, And Instrument Sterilization, 2nd Ed. is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Aug 27, 2018 - Aug 27, 2021. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 2 continuing education credits.
Infection control is vital to the safe, effective treatment of patients in the dental office. This basic-level course is a refresher for dental healthcare professionals 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.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
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