Developments in Infection Control

Released: Monday, May 30, 2022


Expires: Saturday, May 31, 2025



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This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook includes two continuing education (CE) articles. The first CE article provides a concise discussion of standard infection control precautions and practice updates and sheds light on why these practices are critical in the dental care setting. The second CE article briefly reviews the important characteristics of bacterial pathogens regarding their ability to thrive in water and their potential to cause infections. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!

 

FEATURED CONTENT

CE1: Infection Control Practice Updates Since the COVID-19 Pandemic
Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dental health profession has been reexamining its infection control practices with the intention of tightening existing procedures and implementing updated protocols. An additional measure that is vital for dental offices to adopt is that of incorporating a trained infection control coordinator as part of the staff, who would serve as the key team member to ensure that up-to-date infection mitigation protocols are being followed and guarantee compliance with current regulations. This article provides a concise discussion of standard infection control precautions and practice updates and sheds light on why these practices are critical in the dental care setting.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Cost: $0
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC

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CE2: The Ongoing Challenge of Waterborne Infections
John A. Molinari, PhD
Infections and diseases caused by waterborne organisms remain a major source of global morbidity and mortality. Recent investigations have revealed cases of L. pneumophila and M. abscessus infections that were transmitted via dental unit water systems such as contaminated high-speed handpiece lines. This article briefly reviews the important characteristics of these bacteria regarding their ability to thrive in water and their potential to cause infections.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Cost: $0
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC

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