OSHA Training Course: The Ins and Outs of Germ Warfare
Live and Interactive Webinar
October 20, 2023
Infections present a significant hazard in the dental environment. Although protection of the patient is an obvious priority, oral healthcare personnel are also vulnerable to exposure. The intent of this course is to set forth an Infection Control/Exposure Control Protocol to minimize the transmission of infections in the clinical process (for the protection of patients and oral health care personnel alike) via direct contact with blood, saliva, and other secretions; via indirect contact with contaminated instruments, operatory equipment, and environmental surfaces; and via airborne contaminants such as droplet spatter and aerosols of infectious body fluids.
Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information that will facilitate compliance with 29 CFR Part 1910.1030, Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Final Rule Federal Register 56(235): 64004-182, 1991 and the implementation of recommendations made by other federal, state, and local agencies and professional organizations.
In addition to fulfilling your annual OSHA requirements upon completion of this course, oral healthcare personnel should be able to:
Understand the rational for the need for an Infection Control/Exposure Control Protocol
Develop and implement a practical Infection Control/Exposure Control Protocol appropriate for a particular oral healthcare setting, which include the following essential elements:
Education and training
Standard precautions Vaccinations
Personal protective equipment
Work practice and engineering controls
Environmental infection control
Post exposure evaluation and follow-up
Medical conditions and work restrictions
It is the policy of the UT Health San Antonio Office of Continuing Dental Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CDE activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.
Continuing Dental Education Staff members have nothing to disclose.
Check-in: 12:30 PM Program time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM