Infection Prevention and Governmental Requirements Made Easy
Topics include requirements by State and Federal OSHA Laws, CDC recommendations and what is important for your practice to ensure compliance and achieve risk management objectives. In addition, a portion of this presentation will take you step-by-step to achieve these requirements. This is not OSHA training for the dental staff. OSHA requires that each dental practice facility have their own unique plan. This teaches you how to prepare your OSHA and CDC Infection Prevention plans for your facility, with a minimum of effort, by using the IP/OSHA flash drive tool kit offered by the Arizona Dental Foundation.
Includes new Infection Prevention tips:
- Revolutionary new disinfectant: no double wiping, more effective, safer and faster than QUATS and how to use it correctly, reducing your time spent turning around an operatory.
- Sterilization monitoring: reducing the risk of releasing non-sterile instruments for patient care.
- Waste Management: updates on what is required in Arizona by the State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
After reading attending this session, the attendee should be able to:
- identify the steps necessary to deal with a blood-borne exposure, timely, efficiently and correctly;
- identify key OSHA requirements for the new Hazard Communication Law;
- describe the differences between “must”, “should” and “best practices” in Dental Infection Prevention;
- identify the benefits of adding an Infection Prevention component to your practice.
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, they 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 for Inscriptions, the Journal of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA), for infectious diseases/infection control continuing education. These articles are CERP accredited and are available on their website, at https://www.azda.org. In addition, she authors the Infection Prevention and OSHA Toolkit for Dental Professionals and Trainers. This is updated yearly and is a comprehensive guide for your office including OSHA plans that are in word format and easy to adapt to your practice, also available on the AzDA website, search word, “osha”.
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 consults for the Arizona dental community with an emphasis on Best Practices for Infection Prevention, OSHA and Risk Management.
Schedule:8:30am-9:00am - Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am-Noon - Lecture
Location:Arizona Dental Association
3193 N Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale 78760 (Map)
- $100 - ADA Dentist
- $80 - AzDA Dentist
- $30 - AzDA Retired Dentist
- $130 - Non-Member Dentist
- $80 - Office Staff - AzDA Allied
- $100 - Office Staff - Non-Allied Member