Infection Control: What the Dental Team Needs to Know
Friday, December 13, 2013
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
CE hours: 4
Staff employed by NYCDS members, $135
non-Member Staff, $175
For Dentists and their Team
Dentistry has a very low risk of disease transmission, however, the concept of infection control is considerably more important and has a greater impact today than in previous times, which is verified by evidence based studies and statistics.
This course is a comprehensive update on infection control issues, including:
• hand hygiene;
• influenza vaccination;
• post exposure protocols
• new technologies in our professional areas;
• dental aerosols;
• updated OSHA compliance directives that are relevant to the dental profession;
• OSHA, CDC and State Boards of Examiners;
• instrument processing;
• MMR and Varicella: what is it, and how does it affect me? and
• regulatory attention regarding engineered sharps and safety devices
Participants will learn how to avoid the consequences for failure to comply with OSHA regulations and CDC guidelines. This course will help keep your clinical environment as healthy and safe as possible for your patients and employees.
The New York State Legislature requires all licensed health care professionals to complete training in infection control every four years. This course, which is approved by the New York State Education Department, satisfies the requirement for mandatory infection control training.
Harold E. Edelman, DDS
Dr. Edelman lectures nationally on OSHA Compliance/Infection Control. He has provided infection control services and programs for over 800 dental offices. Dr. Edelman has participated in numerous OSHA inspections of dental offices, and is certified by OSHA to teach "Voluntary Compliance in the Private Sector" and "Biohazards." Dr. Edelman has served as an expert witness in infection control litigation.