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2012 Catalog: General Courses

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DE0018: Infection Control Review

 
Date: 10/01/2011 - 9/30/2012 Course Status: Available
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor: MARY BETH KINNEY, ERMA CASUSE Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
Level: Review Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 148)
Course Types
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
Summary:

The goal of infection control is to create a safe environment to prevent or reduce the risk of disease transmission to patients and dental staff. Having trained staff who know how to do this becomes a critical part of any infection control program. This course is appropriate as an annual review of infection control procedures and practices for all dental providers.

Teaching Methods

This course is delivered online including narration and interactive activities.



Course developed September, 2008; reviewed February, 2011.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of infection control
  • Describe the four principles of infection control
  • Discuss practices to reduce or prevent the risk of disease transmission


Continuing Dental Education [CDE] Credit Information:


To receive CDE credit, you must view the entire course, pass the quiz with a score of 80 or higher, and complete a course evaluation. You will be able to print a letter documenting successful completion.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to Mary Beth Kinney or to ADA CERP (http://www.ada.org/goto/cerp).

Prerequisites:


   Hardware/Software Requirements:

WindowsMacintosh
Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor [or equivalent]PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
128MB of RAM128MB of RAM

Operating systems and browsers
Flash Player 8 is supported on the following operating systems and browsers:

Windows
PlatformBrowser
Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows MeMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows 2000Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows XPMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows Server 2003Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later

Macintosh
PlatformBrowser
Mac OS X v.10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, or 10.4.xInternet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL for Mac OS X, Opera 6, Safari 1.x or later



Audio:


This course may contain an audio portion or soundtrack. Please turn on your speakers or use headphones.

Faculty:


Mary Beth Kinney, RDH, MPH, EdD was the lead author of the first CDC Infection Control Risk File, and coordinated the development of From Policy to Practice: OSAP’s Interactive Guide to the CDC Guidelines.


Erma J. Casuse, CDA is the IHS Coordinator for Dental Assisting Education. She has over 15 years of experience teaching infection control to dental staff, and assessing infection control practices in dental programs.

Tuition Payment Information:

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.

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