Standard Infection Control Precautions and Beyond*- On Demand Access
When thinking safety for patients and workers, standard precautions will continue to provide the basis for delivery of care. A new and evolving virus, SARS-CoV-2, requires additional layers to provide adequate protection and reduce the chance of spread of infection. This session will provide a review of standard precautions and discuss droplet and transmission-based precautions and their application in the delivery of oral healthcare. Appropriate use and care of respirators also will be discussed.
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify the practices described as standard precautions that are designed to reduce the spread of infection.
- Describe situations where standard and/or transmission-based precautions should be implemented.
- Discuss three activities that must be in place before the healthcare worker uses a respirator during the delivery of care
*Indicates that this activity is approved by AAOMS for continuing dental education credit ONLY.
An Internet-based CDE Activity
Original Release Date: February 24, 2021
Expiration Date: February 24, 2024
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.5 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study
Karen Gregory, RN
Karen Gregory, RN, joined Total Medical Compliance (TMC) in 2006 as Director of Compliance and Education. She is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs within the organization. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices as well as seminars and webinars on various compliance issues. She is a requested speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings and was a presenter at the Hinman Dental Meeting; the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Symposium; OSAP Infection Control Boot Camps; and California Dental Association Presents. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice and is a frequent contributor of articles in local and state organizational newsletters and magazines.
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