Infection Prevention & Control: Strategies for Success and Clinical Application

Infection Prevention & Control involves a lot of manual tasks to maintain procedures once policies have been implemented. Update your Infection Prevention and Control knowledge with a focus on the ‘what’ to do, the ‘why’ it should be done, and the ‘how’ to do it!

This full day, interactive workshop, is suitable for the entire dental team and will give you a clear understanding of Infection Prevention & Control in dentistry along with practical training on how to implement and successfully perform reprocessing tasks.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Discuss the basic principles of sterilisation and disinfection, including the importance of cleaning an item before a process is used.
  • Understand and practically apply Standard (Universal) Precautions.
  • Highlight protocols required for successful sterilisation.
  • Highlight key principles for dental unit waterlines and evacuation systems.
  • Know the correct Personal Protective Equipment required and how to don and remove items correctly.
  • Understand and demonstrate proper Hand Hygiene and undertake a Hand Hygiene audit.
  • Know the requirements to perform a Performance Re-Qualification.

Content is based on AS/NZS 4187:2014, AS/NZS 4815:2006, ADA Guidelines for Infection Control, NHMRC Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare, DCNZ Infection Prevention and Control Practice and/or NZDA Infection Control Code of Practice, (as applicable).

CONTENT OVERVIEW

  • Office-Based Practice – the technicalities of key reference documents and clinician obligations.
  • Why are Infection Prevention and Control important in dentistry?
  • Accountability and Responsibility - how to develop a team managed approach
  • Practical application of Standard Precautions.
  • Policy and Procedures manuals – how, why and the importance of team implementation
  • Hand Hygiene – protect patients, protect yourself
  • Personal Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment requirements and use
  • Reprocessing and safe handling of used instruments (reusable medical devices)
  • Pre-cleaning for successful sterilisation – the critical step
  • Improving workflow in instrument reprocessing and patient changeover
  • Disinfection vs. detergency
  • Surface management protocols – clinical contact surfaces and general environment
  • Instrument reprocessing – the most efficient overall process
  • Sterilisation – packaging, loading, monitoring requirements and recording the process
  • Quality Management and Validation – equipment and the overall sterilisation process

PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES

  • Hand Hygiene – protect patients, protect yourself
  • PPE – appropriate choice of products, correct wearing, mask permeability testing, glove porosity
  • Surface management protocols – clinical contact surfaces and general environment
  • Dental Waterline Management – how to test, treat and maintain
  • Sterilisation – packaging, loading, monitoring requirements and recording the process
  • Performance Requalification – annual in practice process and documentation
  • Management and Performance testing for the ultrasonic units
  • Impression management

Pricing

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Role Cost*2 (AUD)
Attendee $595.00
*2 Price differs per location of the workshop. Please select a location.
Discounts are not cumulative, but we'll always give you the highest applicable discount!
CPD Accreditation

Australian clinicians are required to make their own assessment as to the number of hours of Non-Scientific Continuing Education each course provides. This course is eligible for NZDA CPD points.

Prime Practice guarantees courses are compliant with the current Dental Board of Australia Guidelines on Continuing Professional Development.

* Number of accredited CPD hours depends on the length of the workshop.

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Audience
Dentist, Team, Clinicians
Duration
1 day
CPD hours
Up to 7 hours
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Dates

The Infection Prevention & Control: Strategies for Success and Clinical Application workshop is going to being held on the following dates and locations:

July
2020
October
2020