2021 Working with the AzDA Cares Foundation Toolkit on Infection Prevention/OSHA

Kay Carl, RN, BS, Infection Preventionist
3 CEUs
$175 Non-Member Price
$175  $125 AzDA Member Price

Course Description:

In this ever-changing environment, Kay provides a very practical approach to being in compliance with OSHA and CDC Dental guidelines. Current epidemiology standards can now track down causes of infections and follow their source. This is not the 20th century anymore. Protect your staff, your patients, and yourself. BODEX requires at least 3 hours of this subject. Learn how to produce a fully functioning IP program with a minimum of effort by using the ADF IP/OSHA Toolkit ultimately providing a safe environment for staff and patients and reducing legal and financial risk management concerns.

Course content includes a review of the COVID pandemic, how it was handled and what we learned from it, OSHA law, elements of an employee health program, bloodborne pathogens, sterilization, disinfection, treating and testing dental unit water, air handling, environmental infection control, and the new CDC Dental checklists. ADEQ waste management requirements will be presented. Current infectious disease issues both local and global will also be discussed including practical information on how to follow the latest CDC Guidance for dental settings. Understand the new OSHA requirements for a Respiratory Protection Program and learn what PPE is available, safe, effective, and won’t break the bank. IP/OSHA Toolkit sold separately: https://ce.azda.org/osha-toolkit/

  • Complete OSHA bloodborne pathogens plans and training, including how to handle an exposure incident.
  • Comprehensive Hazard Communication Program Global Harmonizing System
  • Internet links to government agencies such as CDC & OSHA
  • Forms for OSHA training documentation; employee health immunizations
  • Procedure manual for daily and weekly clinical chores
  • Forms for sterilization monitoring documentation
  • Documents include required OSHA laws and CDC Guidelines
  • Procedures for operatory setup in MS Word for easy customization
  • Folders for paperless documentation including OSHA training and SDSs
Meets BODEX requirements for three credit hours in infectious disease and infection control, and benefits the Arizona Dental Foundation

Kay Carl, RN, BS:
Daughter of a hygienist and married to a dentist, Kay is an Infection Preventionist who has worked with the Arizona Dental Association since 1991 to help members deal with OSHA laws and CDC recommendations.

Active in the hospital-focused infection control organization, Association for Practitioners in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), including serving as a national officer for four years, she has used this knowledge to cross over into dental infection control. The majority of her peers are RNs, MPHs, and laboratory professionals who work in hospitals in departments that specifically address Infection Prevention. Specialists in the field, are equipped to deal with government standards and guidelines. Dentists are expected to do the same without similar professional support. Kay has developed a model that can be used in dental facilities providing the same standards to their practices in an easy and practical manner.

In her career, Kay has lectured for both medical and dental audiences from international to local settings. She has authored articles in the journal of the Arizona Dental Association for infectious diseases/infectious disease control continuing education. These articles are CERP accredited and are available at https://ce.azda.org.

Kay was the editor of the Dental Services Chapter written by Drs. John Molinari and Jennifer Harte for the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology for three editions. She has contracted for the Arizona dental community with an emphasis on Best Practices for Infection Prevention, OSHA, and Risk Management.

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