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When and Where
  • 3/8/2019 12:00 PM EST
  • 3/8/2019 2:00 PM EST
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Two Willow Street
  • Southborough
  • Massachusetts
Event Details
  • The goal of an infection prevention and control program is to prevent health-care associated infections among patients, and injuries and illnesses in healthcare personnel. The instructor will discuss strategies for ensuring compliance with relevant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and other relevant recommendations, regulations and standards. The CDC Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings – Basic Expectations for Safe Care will be used to demonstrate how to monitor and evaluate a site-specific infection prevention and safety program. Companion resources from the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), will also be shared with participants.
    • Differentiate between guidelines, regulations, standards and best practices for infection prevention
    • Explain the roles and responsibilities of an infection prevention and safety coordinator
    • Describe methods of evaluating an infection prevention and control program for compliance with CDC guidelines, OSHA regulations and relevant state and local regulations
    • Describe how to integrate CDC guidelines, OSHA regulations and standards into a site-specific infection prevention and safety program
    • Demonstrate how to evaluate site-specific compliance with CDC infection prevention recommendations for dental practice settings and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard regulations 
  • Kathy Eklund, RDH, director, occupational health and safety, the Forsyth Institute, adjunct assistant professor, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. and adjunct faculty, Regis College School of Dental Hygiene    
Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Dentist; Hygienist
CEUs
  • 2.0
Event Pricing
  • MDS Dentist/Auxiliary Member $55

    Non-MDS Member $105

Notice
  • Registration for this seminar has been closed because we have reached the maximum number of registrations. Similar programs are being offered in October. For questions, please e-mail yankeeinstitute@massdental.org
Financial Disclosure
  • Kathy Eklund has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the class. You will receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancelations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is canceled due to inclement weather or for any other reason by MDS. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.