OSHA: Bloodborne Pathogens- Standard Annual Review for Dental Staff

OSHA: Bloodborne Pathogens- Standard Annual Review for Dental Staff 

For dental health care personnel (DHCP) infection and communicable disease can lead to illness, disability, and loss of work time. In addition, patients, family members, and community contacts can become exposed and may become ill or suffer permanent after effects. Infection control from bloodborne pathogens in the clinical dental setting is regulated by OSHA and mandated for many healthcare professions, including dentistry. The emphasis of training is prevention of infection from the clinical and practical knowledge of bloodborne pathogen management. Blood and bodily fluids are part of the clinical experience so a strong knowledge base for the dentist, hygienist, and assistant, as well as office staff, creates a safe and confident environment which protects both patient and clinician. This course reviews basic OSHA guidelines, discusses major categories of bloodborne pathogens, and offers practical clinical support to use best available practices.


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

Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Learning Objectives:
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.

Introduction Course Description Learning Objectives Infection Control: Regulations and Guidelines Introduction Quick Reference Guide to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard – 2013 Bloodborne Pathogens Clinical Review Standard Precautions Hepatitis B Hepatitis C HIV / AIDS Recommended Immunizations for Dental Personnel DHCP Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Clinical Frequencies of Transmission Infection Exposure Control in the Clinical Setting Blood Exposure: Clinical Considerations Dental Healthcare Personnel (DHCP) Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the Dental Team Clinical Attire Sharps Exposure Prevention and Personnel Safety per OSHA & CDC Occupational Accidental Exposure Management Percutaneous Injury Biohazardous Material Biopsy Specimens Extracted Teeth Disposal of Waste Summary of Bloodborne Pathogen Management Principles Course Contributors References

Instructor: Academy of Dental Learning
Disclosure: Academy of Dental Learning has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: General Staff; in the following settings: Outpatient/Ambulatory Clinics.
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