• Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Hours: 2 Contact Hours
    Author(s): Christine Wisnom, CDA, RN, BSN
    Peer Reviewer(s):Eve Cuny, MS
    Item#: L0729
    Contents: 1 Course Book (30 pages)
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    Infection Control Standards for California Dental Health Care Workers, 3rd Edition

    Price $19.95
    Item # L0729
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    Release Date: May 30, 2014

    Review Date: April 18, 2016

    Expiration Date: April 17, 2019

    This course is designed to familiarize dental healthcare personnel with the rules and regulations applicable to infection control in dental offices in the State of California, including the Cal/OSHA regulations (Cal. Code Regs., Title 8, Sections 340-344.90) and the Dental Board of California’s Minimum Standards for Infection Control (Cal. Code Regs., Title 16, Section 1005). This basic-level course addresses terminology used, reasons for infection control, minimum required standards, procedures for assuring adequate disinfection, and methods for verifying that adequate disinfection has occurred. State regulations are reviewed regularly to ensure that they reflect the current state of knowledge and to assure optimum levels of safety for both healthcare personnel and patients. A thorough working knowledge of these regulations provides both safety and assurance that the dental office is in compliance with the most current state mandates.

    AGD Subject Code: 148
    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.
    This course fulfills your California state infection control dental requirements.

    Course Objectives
    • Identify the agencies that regulate infection control in dental settings in California.
    • Discuss the goals and minimum standards for infection control in a dental setting, including the defined terms used in the California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 1005.
    • Cite recommendations for use of personal protective equipment and gloves and procedures for hand hygiene.
    • Describe the protocol for sharps disposal and the management of occupational injuries and exposures.
    • Identify protocols for sterilization and disinfection of instruments, facilities, and lab areas.

    Christine Wisnom, CDA, RN, BSN, is a nurse educator at the AIDS Education and Training Center in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. For many years, she was a member and the chair of the Infection Control/Biosafety Committee at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Ms. Wisnom has frequently published in medical and dental journals. She received her BSN and RN from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore.

    Eve Cuny, MS, is the director of environmental health and safety and the director of global initiatives, as well as an associate professor, at the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She was a content review expert for the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Healthcare Settings – 2003, and is a former member of the infection control regulation review committee for the Dental Board of California. Ms. Cuny has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters and presented more than 300 continuing dental education courses on infection control and patient safety. She received her master’s degree in health service administration from St. Mary’s College of California.

    • Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase or by the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
    • There are no prerequisites for this course.