تحت رعاية سمو الشـــيخ حــمــدان بن راشـــد آل مــكـتوم، نائب حاكم دبي، وزير المالية، رئيس هيئة الصحة بدبي
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Infection Control Course

Infection Control Course: Updates in Infection Control Workshop.Eve-Cuny

Eve Cuny, MS – USAAssociate Professor, Dental Practice and Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Date: 16 February 2015,

Time: 09:00 to 17:30

Venue: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai Meeting Room (Above Sheikh Maktoum Hall)Dubai Meeting  Room A
Registration Fee: US$ 495 / AED 1,830
(Teaching Method: Participation)

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Dubai Health AuthorityCDE/PD Accredited Hours: 6 (according to attendance & online coding submission)Accreditation Number: 0207/15
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Abstract: This program reviews the international standards for dental infection control with an emphasis on best practices. Topics of review include personal protective attire, sterilization and disinfection, dental unit waterlines and biofilm, bloodborne exposures and other items of interest to the dental professional. Hands-on sessions are included to allow participants to immediately practice infection control strategies discussed in the program. This program is ideal for professionals new to the dental profession as well as for those that would like to update and refresh their infection control knowledge.  

Introduction:

Patient safety is a vital part of the deliver of health care services. A basic understanding of disease transmission and epidemiology are a key part of the foundation necessary to ensure health care workers are equipped to make reasonable decisions regarding infection control practices. Following that fundamental knowledge, being able to implement clinical practices that are reasonable and effective is imperative to continued quality care. This course brings these two elements together to assist participants in ensuring their dental practice is a safe environment for patients and workers alike. Reinforcement through hands-on participation in exercises to demonstrate infection control practices will help participants put this knowledge into practice in their own setting.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the bloodborne diseases of concern in dental practice
  2. Demonstrate proper disinfection and barrier technique
  3. Identify protective attire indicated for various procedures
  4. Describe the elements of an exposure response plan
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of injury prevention techniques and devices
Who should attend?

  • General Practitioners
  • Specialists
  • Dental Students
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants

Workshop:

One section of the program will be a hands-on exercise for participants to evaluate the effectiveness of their hand hygiene procedures. Participants will put a non-toxic luminescent gel or powder on their hands. One group will wash their hands with soap and water, one will use alcohol hand sanitizer and one group will not perform hand hygiene. A number of items will be handled by each group.   At the end of the exercise, hands and objects will be viewed using an ultraviolet light to disclose areas where the luminescent gel or powder remains. This demonstrates both the effectiveness of hand hygiene procedures and the risk of cross contamination when hand hygiene is no performed.Products (to be provided by speaker)Glo-germUV lights

Course Outline:

09:00 – 09:30   Overview and learning objectives

09:30 – 10:30 Review of bloodborne, airborne and emerging infectious diseases

HIV, HBV, HCV, TB, MRSA, SARS, influenza, pertussis, Ebola

Epidemiology, transmission and prevention

11:00 – 11:30    Immunizations and hand hygiene

Recommendations for healthcare workers

11:30 – 12:00   Hands-on exercise

Glo-germ for hand hygiene demonstration

12:00 – 13:00  Personal protective attire

Selection and use of gloves, gowns, protective eyewear and masks

14:00 – 14:30   Cross-contamination and disinfection

Cleaning and disinfecting of clinical contact surfaces

Selection of disinfectant products

14:30 – 15:30 Instrument processing and sterilization

Management of critical, semi-critical and noncritical dental

instruments and devices

Work flow for sterilization area

Methods of cleaning and handling contaminated instruments

Methods of heat sterilization and their advantages and disadvantages

Sterility assurance and monitoring methods

16:00 -16:30    Dental office waste management

Contaminated waste

Storage, treatment and disposal

Dental unit waterlines

Biofilm formation and risks

Methods to control biofilm in dental unit water

16:30 – 17:30   Dental laboratory infection control

Radiology infection control

Wrap-up and questions and answers

Speaker Biography:

Eve Cuny is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Associate Professor at Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry. She is co-author of the WHO Infection Control Guide and is a consultant to the ADA, CDC and US Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Cuny is past chairperson of OSAP.