8-Unit Infection Control CE Course for DDS, RDH, RDA/RDAEF/OAP License Renewals
The Infection Control CE Course fulfills the California Dental Board requirements for RDA licenser. This is not for RDA licensure renewal. An 8-hour Infection Control Course is required for all new RDA applicants. This course covers the definition and implementation of sterilization methods and guidelines. Including patient medical history, infection control, prevention of contamination, and the use of personal protective equipment. In addition, verification of infection, disinfection, care of treatment room, handling and disposal of hazardous waste, handling soiled instruments, hand pieces, burs, water and air syringes are presented.
This course has been developed in accordance with the California Code of Regulations Section 1005 to provide the most current information on infection control practices and principles and is approved by the Dental Board of California for 8 Units.
This course requires a valid CPR card by either, only, American Heart Association BLS or Red Cross BLS. If you already have a valid CPR, bring in a prepared copy of the card when you attend class.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- Understand and describe the impact of healthcare-associated infections in the dental setting.
- Understand methods designed to identify, manage, and prevent infectious and commutable diseases, including blood borne pathogens, in dental healthcare workers.
- Understand “chain of infection” and present strategies for prevention and control of pathogens.
- Understand the responsibility of dental healthcare professionals to adhere to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control.
- Understand and describe the proper use of infection control principles and practices for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization in the dental office.
- Describe the dental practice controls used to reduce dental patient and dental healthcare worker exposure to potentially infectious materials.
- Summarize methods used to prevent dental patient and dental healthcare worker contact with infectious materials.