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: 
  • Explain the importance of infection control in dentistry. 
  • Outline the CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations for infection control in the dental healthcare setting. 
  • Identify standard (universal) precautions. 
  • Describe personal protective equipment. 
  • 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 

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
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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: 
  • Explain the importance of infection control in dentistry. 
  • Outline the CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations for infection control in the dental healthcare setting. 
  • Identify standard (universal) precautions. 
  • Describe personal protective equipment. 
  • 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 

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.