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Core Infection Control Training for New OSHA Coordinators

The 12th Annual "OSHA/Infection Control 101" is a core educational package covering all the basics in infection prevention and safety.  This course is a crucial building block for all those who are responsible for infection control in large dental practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), dental consultants, faculty of dental schools, dental hygiene and dental assisting programs, and infection control nurses who work closely with dental clinics.  

OSAP is offering a special value package for the course, that runs from Monday through Thursday, January 7-10, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  Registration is only $200 and offers 28 hours of CE credit.


Course Information
Goals l Target Audience l Prerequisites l Schedule | Registration
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Travel & Destination Information

The course will be conducted at the:

Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel
611 N.W. Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Hotel room rate is $106.  No rental car is necessary as there is a free hotel shuttle to airport.

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Course Goals

  1. Verify competency in dental infection control and safety principles;
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  2. Provide the latest information on the implementation and management of effective infection control and occupational health and safety programs for dental settings emphasizing infectious diseases and occupational risks associated with dentistry;
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  3. Ensure participants understand and can implement behavioral change theory in their training endeavors; and
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  4. Achieve a consistent level of competency among dental infection control trainers, educators and consultants.
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Target Audience

Dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and laboratory technicians who have been assigned responsibility in infection control and occupational health/safety.

This course also is applicable to large dental practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Health Maintenance Organizations, dental insurers, and infection control nurses who work closely with dental clinics.  

Clinicians who are interested in expanding their career options also should take this course to learn about how to be an infection control consultant.  Click HERE for video interview on consulting toolkit.



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Prerequisites

In order to obtain maximum benefit from this course, it is suggested that all attendees have:

  1. A professional degree (DDS, DMD, RDH, MD, RN); or
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  2. A minimum of an associates degree (preferably in healthcare or the life/health sciences); or
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  3. Completed basic dental assisting training with at least two years clinical experience; or
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  4. Completed a training program leading to either registration (RDA) or certification (CDA) with at least two years clinical experience.
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Schedule

Click HERE for Listing of World-class Faculty for Course

Monday, January 7 (8 am - 5 pm): Emphasis on Microbiology/Diseases

  • Welcome, Introductions, Orientation
  • Historical Perspective - Shannon Mills DDS
  • Microbiology Update - Louis DePaola DDS, MS
  • Infectious Diseases Update - Louis DePaola DDS, MS
  • Immunizations Update - Louis DePaola DDS, MS
  • Hepatitis Update - Monina Klevens DDS, MPH
  • Tuberculosis Update - Monina Klevens DDS, MPH
  • Healthcare Associated Infections / Surveillance - Shannon Mills DDS
  • Ice Breaker

Tuesday, January 8 (8 am - 4:45 pm): Emphasis on Prevention

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Eve Cuny RDA, MS
  • Hand Hygiene - Eve Cuny RDA, MS
  • Disinfection and Sterilization - Lynne Sehulster PhD, M(ASCP)
  • Instrument Processing - Karen Gregory RN
  • Prevention & Management of Occupational Exposure - Kathy Eklund RDH, MHP
  • Glove Selection & Performance - Curt Hamann MD
  • Latex Allergies - Curt Hamann MD
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders - Curt Hamann MD

Wednesday, January 9 (8 am - 4:30 pm): Emphasis on Application

  • Dental Operatory Asepsis - Kevin Plummer DDS
  • Dental Lab Asepsis - Kevin Plummer DDS
  • Mercury Hygiene Best Practices - Kevin Plummer DDS
  • Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWL) Management - Nuala Porteous BDS, MPH
  • Dental Product Evaluation - Kathy Eklund RDH, MHP
  • Vendor Fair & Hands-On Training Stations
  • Special Considerations - Richard VanderWeele DMD
  • Patient Safety - Michael Joseph DDS, MSD
  • VA Lessons Learned - Michael Joseph DDS, MSD

Thursday, January 10 (8 am - 4:15 pm): Emphasis on OSHA and Consulting "How-tos"

  • OSHA BBP - Karen Gregory RN
  • OSHA HAZCOM - Karen Gregory RN
  • Program Management - Richard VanderWeele DMD
  • How to Successfully Enter the Dental Consulting World - Jackie Dorst RDH
  • Review, Resources and Wrap-Up
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Travel & Destination Information
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  • Airport Shuttle Information
    Upon arrival at San Antonio International Airport;
    Go to the baggage claim area to pick up your bags. You will also see a kiosk with hotel phones. Please pick up the phone that says Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel. It will automatically dial the operator at the hotel. Let him/her know you have arrived and which airlines you were on. The operator will dispatch a driver to pick you up!

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Deadlines

The deadline to register as an attendee for both the hotel and the BASIC TRAINING Infection Prevention & Safety Course is December 28, 2012. 

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Participation Policies

  • Continuing Education (CE) Credits are awarded at the conclusion of the program to participants who have attended all programming.
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  • Professional behavior of all attendees and manufacturer representatives is expected at this dental meeting. Disruptive or discourteous behavior will not be tolerated.
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Course Registration

 

Registration Fee Special rate - $200


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing by December 28, 2012 receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after December 28, 2012 are not eligible for refunds. 

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Registration Options - Note Special Rate!!!

 

  1. Online Registration - Click HERE to Access Online Registration  
    OR
  2. Download and Complete PDF Form - Click HERE for Form


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