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This course has been updated to reflect the soon to be released ADA’s Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control 4th Ed. (2020) and NSW Health’s updated advice on COVID-19

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) compliance continues to be a priority in NSW. More than ever the Australian health care consumer expects a safe visit to the dentist. We know the dental profession trusts ADA NSW to distil vast amounts of dynamic information into sensible and manageable action based implementation strategies to achieve best practice.

Our reputation for delivering innovative IPC education that is contemporary, concise and accurate has seen over 1650 people attend this course. This is a constantly evolving course that reflects the dynamic landscape of IPC and is structured around our performance based data from over 150 IPC reviews. The purpose of this course is to deliver high value and high impact quality improvement opportunities that reflect contemporary IPC best practice. 

This course is suitable for all registered dental practitioners, Australian Dental Council candidates, prosthetists, dental practice teams, industry and product representatives and consumer advocates.

Topics include

  • Defining the key Infection Prevention and Control areas
  • Healthcare consumer expectations and how to manage them
  • Revealing what affects compliance and team performance
  • Learn when transmission-based precautions would apply
  • How to complete a steriliser log
  • Demystify steriliser testing and indicator use
  • Spaulding classification and why this makes all the difference
  • Objective approach to Batch Control Identification
  • Confidence with storage of instruments and managing the environment
  • PPE vs Uniform – what is the difference
  • Sterilising room – the top areas of opportunity
  • Endodontics, the lab, and handpieces – give me the facts

Learning Objectives

  • Gain knowledge and confidence to make risk based IPC decisions
  • Understand the common grey areas – and make them black and white
  • Objectively review the status quo with confidence of what best practice can look like
  • Be informed of the multitude of resources available to achieve IPC confidence
  • Clarify regulations that apply to an office based dental practice
  • Understand what IPC requirements are related to accreditation
  • Understand what contemporary hand hygiene principles involve and how to apply them in a dental practice
  • Practical advice about what to do back at the practice
  • Articulate what the latest documents and information you are supposed to have available
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Infection Prevention and Control - Achieving Best Practice

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