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.,
Provide an update in infection control and prevention that relates to the practice environment, water supplies and waste management.
Topics covered include:
Health and Social Care Act Code of Practice;
HTM 01-05, HTM 07-01;
Cleaning practices to help prevent the spread of infection;
Managing body fluid spills;
Infections associated with dental unit waterlines;
The relevance of legionella sp;
Prevention of infections associated with dental unit waterlines;
Safe handling and disposal of waste;
Dental waste streams
On completion you will have have updated your knowledge regarding current regulations and guidance so that your practice can be compliant and meet Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards in infection control and decontamination.
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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