Infection Control for Dental Practices

Understand the principles of infection prevention and control in dental practices including what causes infection, how it is transmitted and how your practice can work to protect your patients.

This course offers two CPD hours and will:

  • Explain what a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) is and how these infections spread
  • Describe the impact HCAIs have on individuals, your duty of care and managing infections in the workplace to prevent their spread
  • Explore the factors that make it more likely that an infection will occur
  • Describe how healthcare staff can help prevent infections from being transmitted
  • Describe how hand hygiene and personal protective equipment help prevent the spread of infection
  • Identify how to manage blood, body fluids and sharps, as well as the environment and care equipment
  • Explain how to assess an infection risk and the need for protective clothing
  • Discuss how to handle day-to-day incidents
  • Describe the legislation related to infection prevention and control
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