A Quality Assurance Approach of Infection Prevention from OSAP

As dental practices continue to evaluate office policies and procedures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, infection control will continue to be an important area of focus. To that end, the current issue of Infection Control in Practice by the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) dives into creating an effective infection prevention and control program for your practice to assure the quality of your preventive policies and procedures. In the feature article, Implementing Routine Quality Assurance of Infection Prevention Policies and Procedures: Instrument Reprocessing Part 1, readers will learn and understand how to:

  • Outline a quality assurance approach to an infection control procedure
  • List important steps and considerations in dental instrument reprocessing
  • Describe CDC recommendations related to dental instrument cleaning
  • Describe the contents of the Exposure Control Plan required by OSHA

Implementing a quality assurance procedure and ensuring that instruments are free of potentially infectious material and debris are important steps to maintaining a safe dental practice. Download the full newsletter for the full article and instructions on how to earn 1 hour of CE credit, offered free to OSAP members.

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