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08-5631-19007: Infection Control: OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Comm

Course Description:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 8 continuing education credits (8 CEs).
Cost: $80.00
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Published: October 2012
Updated December 2019
Expires December 2022
Pages: 78
Course Instructors: Howard J. Pactovis, DMD
Health Science Editor: Megan Wright, RDH, MS

No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives

  • List and define important terms in infection control.
  • List standard precaution measures mandated by state and federal guidelines.
  • Describe the chain of infection.
  • Describe correct aseptic handwashing procedures.
  • List disinfecting and sterilization techniques for non, semi and critical instruments, devices, and surfaces.
  • List and describe PPEs for DHCP.
  • Understand the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training requirements and study materials in this course.
  • Review important terms and concepts in management of bloodborne pathogens in the clinical setting per OSHA guidelines.
  • Know Standard Precaution measures mandated by state and federal OSHA guidelines.
  • Identify strategies to prevent occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens.
  • Know post-accidental exposure protocols per OSHA.
  • Identify Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for dental personnel per OSHA.
  • Describe a hazard communication program in a dental office
  • Understand basic categories for employee training with hazardous materials.
  • Read and interpret information on labels and on MSDSs.
  • Know measures that employees can take to protect themselves from the hazards.
  • Identify specific procedures put into effect by the employer to provide protection, such as engineering controls, work practices, and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Understand the changes in the new Hazard Communication guidelines.
  • Recognize the new pictograms which standardize labeling.
  • Ask questions if necessary for any aspect not understood in Hazard Communication.

Course Description

Infection Control: OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication is comprehensive review of infection control principles in one convenient course. This 8 credit hour course covers the subjects dental professionals need for continuing education compliance including:

  • Infection Control Review with OSHA Focus
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Annual Review
  • Hazard Communication for Dental Offices

This course is suitable for all members of the dental team.

About the Authors

Howard Pactovis, DMD lectures nationally on OSHA Compliance/Infection Control. He has provided infection control services and programs for over 1,000 dental offices. Dr. Pactovis has been involved in numerous OSHA inspections of dental offices, and has taken courses in voluntary compliance from OSHA. Dr. Pactovis has served as an expert witness in infection control litigation for State Boards of egistration in Dentistry and represented dental offices in appealing sanctions from OSHA.<

Ms. Wright is a continuing education editor and writer as well as a Temp PRN with agencies in the Washington State area. Ms. Wright earned her MS at the UNM and Pierce College of Washington State in 1997 and certification in Utilization of the 970 Diode Laser and Safety in Dentistry in February of 2015. Ms. Wright works to implement Dental Education seminars as a Hospital-Dental Liaison building collaborative, mutual efforts to promote patient wellness between medical practitioners and dentists while prioritizing care for untreated, medially compromised patients.

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Contact Hours: 8.00
Price: $80.00

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