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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL-2019 In a Dental Healthcare Setting: Evaluating Your Compliance. Presented by: Kathy J. Eklund, RDH MHP Ms. Eklund is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate at the Forsyth Institute. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is also Adjunct Faculty at the Regis College, School of Health Sciences Dental Hygiene Program, where she teaches senior level courses in Evidence-Based Decision Making. Ms. Eklund serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and HIVdent.org. She is a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and current Chair of the OSAP Board of Directors. Ms. Eklund is an author of the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings- 2003 Over the past 34 years, Ms. Eklund has published papers and contributed to several texts on infection control and safety and has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. Description: The goal of an infection prevention and control program is to prevent health-care associated infections among patients, and injuries and illnesses in healthcare personnel. This presentation will discuss strategies for ensuring compliance with relevant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and other relevant recommendations, regulations and standards. The CDC Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings Basic Expectations for Safe Care will be used to demonstrate how to monitor and evaluate a site-specific infection prevention and safety program. Companion resources from the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), will also be shared with participants. Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: Differentiate guid
  • Start:October 24, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM
  • End:October 24, 2018 Time: 8:30 PM
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  • Where:Whites of Westport, 66 State Rd, westport, Massachusetts, United States, 02790
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