Infection Control for Dental Staff

Infection Control for Dental Staff 

This course begins with a historical overview of aseptic surgical techniques and early infection control. The course continues with a list of important terms the reader needs to know as defined within state and federal regulations and which are commonly used when discussing infection control. Infection control techniques for sterilizing instruments, surfaces, and work areas as well as the chain of infection are discussed, and brief narratives of tuberculosis, AIDS, and hepatitis follow. Finally, the course ends with a summary checklist dental personnel may find useful.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

The Academy-Dental Learning and OSHA Training


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-ADL-IC
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2020
Learning 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.

Course Description Learning Objectives Introduction CDC Recommendations Terminology and Definitions Terminology Chain of Infection Tuberculosis AIDS Hepatitis Handwashing Surfaces and Waste Disposal Steps in Instrument Processing Methods of Sterilization Sterilization Monitoring--Types of Indicators Summary Checklist Timetable Checklist The Absolute Bottom Line Conclusion

Instructor: Academy of Dental Learning
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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