This course describes the infection control procedures that medical/dental practitioners and their clinical support staff are expected to follow in a practice. It outlines the primary responsibilities of practitioners in relation to infection control, and provides the rationale for those obligations.
The routine work practices outlined in this course are designed to reduce the number of infectious agents in the practice environment; prevent or reduce the likelihood of transmission of these infectious agents from one person or item/ location to another; and make items and areas as free as possible from infectious agents. It is important to acknowledge that professional judgment is essential in determining the necessary application of these measures to the situation of the individual practice environment. Individual practices must have their own infection control procedures in place, which are tailored to their particular daily routines.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: History
Chapter 3: Overview.
Chapter 4: Hand hygiene.
Chapter 5: Hand hygiene’s standard precautions
Chapter 6: Personal protective equipment.
Chapter 7: Management of wastes, sharps and surroundings.
Chapter 8: Infection control strategies within the contaminated zone.
Chapter 9: Instrument reprocessing I.
Chapter 10: Instrument reprocessing II.
Chapter 11: Nursing home visits.
Chapter 12: Precautions for infectious diseases.
Chapter 13: Types of vaccines.
Chapter 14: Checklist of vaccines.