Updates in Infection Control
Monday, November 20, 2017
Volume 38 eBook 15
This special Compendium eBook provides a continuing education article that explains the value of dental office emplyoyees wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Additionally, the eBook provides two other articles on infection control topics, one on the importance of having a designated infection control coordinator (ICC) in the practice and the other on a newer generation of stabilized, accelerated hydrogen peroxide for cleaning and disinfection. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Dental Workplace: Its Value and Limitations
Charles John Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA
This article discusses prevention and control mechanisms, including personal protective equipment (PPE), that can be implemented to protect dental office employees from workplace hazards. It also describes the four general types of PPE used in dental environments including: masks, gloves, eye/face protection, and protective clothing.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
PEER PERSPECTIVE 1: Why Your Practice Needs an Infection Control Coordinator
Leslie E. Grant, DDS, MSPA
This article explains how a designated infection control coordinator (ICC) in your dental practice can ensure the safety of patients and staff and help your practice stay in compliance with regulations.
PEER PERSPECTIVE 2: Ongoing Evolution of Germicides: Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide for Surface Disinfection
John A. Molinari, PhD
This article reviews aspects of environmental surface asepsis, examining the use of disinfectants in dentistry. Properties and clinical use of accelerated stabilized hydrogen peroxide formulations are considered and compared with other classes of disinfectant germicides.