A: Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk., B: Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients; providing constructive leadership where appropriate., C: Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.,
This presentation explores the current regulations, guidelines and practical aspects relating to sharps safety, management and disposal as well as management of inoculation injuries and how they can be implemented in your practice.
Topics covered include:
Regulation and guidance:
Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013
HCAI Code of Practice 2010
NICE infection prevention and control guidance 2012
The risks of transmission of blood-borne viruses from:
dental professional to patient
patient to dental professional
patient to patient
Prevention of transmission:
gloves and other protective clothing
safe handling and disposal of sharps
Standard occupational health checks
HIV-infected healhcare workers
First aid following sharps injury
Lessons learnt from the Tulsa dentist
By the end of the webinar you should understand:
how to implement the new regulations on Sharp Instruments in Healthcare 2013 in your practice;
NICE guidelines on safe use and disposal of sharps in dentistry;
the management of an inoculation injury;
establishing a differential diagnosis;
the urgency of referral for some diseases;
occupational health requirements for a dental practice.
Specialist in Oral Microbiology Dr Caroline Pankhurst is a dentist and Specialist in Oral Microbiology. She has published extensively in the fields of oral medicine, oral microbiology, and dental unit waterlines including two books on infection control (“Control of Infection Guidelines for General Dental Practice” & “Basic Guide to Prevention and Infection Control in Dentistry”).
She is actively involved in postgraduate dental education and was a finalist in the e- Learning Awards 2012. She served two terms on the SAC in Medical Microbiology, Royal College of Pathologists. Caroline was on the Editorial Boards of “Primary Dental Care” & BMC Oral Health, and was President of BDA Metropolitan Branch in 2006.
She is currently an elected member on the BDA Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff & Council BDA Metropolitan Branch; and a Trustee of the medical charity the Fungal Infection Trust.
What the course contains and how to make best use of it
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