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CDC Guidelines: From Policy to Practice by OSAP

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Comprising 20 educational chapters with seven appendices and an index, CDC Guidelines: From Policy to Practice byOSAP is structured to mirror the recommendations contained in CDC's "Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-care Settings, 2003." A complete chapter explains the rationale and clarifies procedures for complying with each category of recommendations that CDC addresses in its guidelines. A detailed preface outlines how to use the workbook to ensure that dental workers get the most from the material presented.

CDC Guidelines:
From Policy to Practice by OSAP
Table of Contents


Preface Your Guide to Using This Workbook

Chapters
1 An Introduction to Dental Infection Control
2 Personnel Elements of an Infection Control Program
3 Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens Managing Exposures to Blood and Body Fluids
4 Hand Hygiene
5 Personal Protective Equipment
6 Contact Dermatitis and Latex Allergy
7 Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items
8 Environmental Infection Control, Clinical Contact Surfaces, Housekeeping Surfaces, Medical Waste
9 Dental Unit Waterlines, Biofilm, and Water Quality
10 Dental Handpieces &Other Devices Attached to Air Lines and Waterlines
11 Dental Radiography
12 Aseptic Technique for Parenteral Medications
13 Single-Use (Disposable) Devices
14 Preprocedural Mouthrinses
15 Oral Surgical Procedures
16 Handling of Biopsy Specimens
17 Handling of Extracted Teeth
18 Dental Laboratory
19 Tuberculosis and Dentistry
20 Program Evaluation

Appendices
A CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings, 2003
B Recommended Vaccination Schedule for Dental Workers
C Quick-Reference Chart: Processing Patient-Care Items and Environmental Surfaces
D CDC Sample Safety Device Screening and Evaluation Forms
E Resources for Compliance and Product Information
F Continuing Education Information
G Glossary

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