Guide for Safety and Infection Control
for Oral Healthcare Missions
OSAP's Guide for Safety and Infection Control for Oral Healthcare Missions contains 52 pages of advice, suggestions, and sample forms and worksheets (also supplied on CD) to help keep dental workers and patients safe while rendering humanitarian aid in nontraditional care settings in developing lands.
Drawing its suggestions from the observations and experiences of actual mission workers, the book offers a number of practical solutions to potential problems.
- Is the local water quality questionable? Use waterless hand rubs for hand hygiene.
- No electricity to run your autoclave? Follow the instructions for using a pressure cooker.
- How can we set up the treatment area? Consider available natural and artificial light sources to find the best position for the patient's head. Use this point to define the rest of the treatment area.
Want more information? Check out the content and some sample pages.
Download a free copy or order a bound hard copy that includes a CD with customizable forms for a nominal fee. There are two versions of the free online guide: the full version is about 890KB and a smaller version with some of the graphics removed is about 300KB. (Adobe Acrobat required).
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